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WASC Reaccreditation



2018 Accreditation Process


WASC Campus Brief

Download the WASC Campus Brief for information about the entire 2018 Accreditation Visit process. This document will help all members of the campus community as they prepare to meet with the WASC Review Team.

How the draft of UCR's self-study was created

In December of 2016 there was a “kickoff” meeting to brief key leaders from the academic senate, the deans’ offices and other faculty and administrators about the reaffirmation of accreditation process. Following that, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (and campus Accreditation Liaison Officer) convened an accreditation workgroup to begin assembling a draft of the institutional report. This has already involved meetings and discussions with individuals from across campus and will continue to do so. The workgroup completed a draft near the end of the spring quarter and shared it with the campus in the fall of 2017. The draft was revised in light of that feedback and will be submitted to WASC in January of 2018. 

Documents Submitted in January 2018

Offsite Review, April 2018

After reviewing these materials, a WASC Review Team outlined six Commendations and fourteen Lines of Inquiry in a videoconference Offsite Review with UCR leadership on April 10, 2018. The Offsite Review Summary of Lines of Inquiry document also outlined eleven additional documents which were submitted on August 15 by a subgroup of the Steering Committee and additional administrators as the work was largely completed during the summer months.

Offsite Review (OSR) Summary of Lines of Inquiry

Additional Documents Submitted in August 2018

1. Responses to previous commission action letters
2. Evidence of efforts to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff
3. Assessment infrastructure and processes
4. Explanation of difficulties with graduate assessment
5. Previous General Education and Core Competencies assessments
6. Calculation of Degree Completion Rates
7. Faculty and staff hiring plans
8. Evidence of campus IT support
9. Assessment document for non-academic units
10. Explanation of the new budget model
11. Documentation of multi-year campus financial plan

We also provided documents on strategic planning, leadership churn, and cluster hiring.

The members of the accreditation writing and data workgroup are:

Name

Title

Writing and Data Team

Richard Cardullo (ALO)

Director of Honors, Professor of Biology

Gary Coyne (Data Lead)

Director of Assessment and Evaluation, Undergraduate Education

George Haggerty (Writing Lead)

Distinguished Professor of English

Jose Aguilar

Director, Financial Aid

Kenneth Baerenklau

Associate Provost, Associate Professor of Public Policy

Allison Cantwell

Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research

Anna Finn

Special Assistant to the Provost

Nigel Hughes

Professor of Earth Sciences, Honors Faculty Fellow

Matthew Hull

Associate Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget

Erith Jaffe-Berg

Professor and Chair, Department of Theater, Film, and Digital Production

Sang-Hee Lee

Associate Dean – CHASS, Professor of Anthropology

Yan Ma

Research Analyst, Institutional Research

Michael McKibben

Divisional Dean (Academic Affairs) – CNAS, Associate Professor of Earth Sciences

Karthick Ramakrishnan

Associate Dean and Professor, School of Public Policy

Linda Walling

Graduate Advisor and Professor of Botany and Plant Sciences

Georgia Warnke

Professor of Political Science, and Director, Center for Ideas and Society

 

The members of the additional document team are:


Name

Title

Additional Document Team

Richard Cardullo (ALO)

Director of Honors, Professor of Biology

Kenneth Baerenklau

Associate Provost, Associate Professor of Public Policy

Shaun Bowler

Dean of Graduate Division, Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Allison Cantwell

Associate Vice Chancellor, Institutional Research

Anna Finn

Special Assistant to the Provost

Matthew Hull

Associate Vice Chancellor, Planning and Budget

Cynthia K. Larive

Provost & Executive Vice Chancellor

Chinya Ravishankar

Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Education, BCOE, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Anna Scher

Consultant, Assistant Director for Assessment and Survey Research, UC Santa Cruz

Christine Victorino

Associate Chancellor


 


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