The institutional proposal is the first element of the WASC review cycle. Its purpose is to guide the entire accreditation process. The purpose anchors the institutions review to its own distinctive context.
The Capacity Review (CPR) examines the institution's fiscal stability, organizational structures and processes, institutional integrity, and the clarity of its mission.
The Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) is designed to determine whether an institution has clear educational expectations at the level of the institution and the departments. The EER includes a review of the data and processes that assure the program and institutional quality. The review also focuses on the three specific areas of the university program.
Watch Dr. Linda Buckley, Associate Vice President of Academic Planning & Development, explain the process.
Dr. Linda Buckley, Associate Vice President of Academic Planning and Development, discusses the three stages of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of SF State. She shares her insights about the Capacity and Preparatory Review, which is an examination the institution's fiscal stability, organizational structures and processes, institutional integrity, and the clarity of SF State's mission. Dr. Buckley also invites the SF State community to participate in the WASC process as we move into Stage III, the Educational Effectiveness Review.