2018-19 Self Study and Review Process

Reaffirmation of Accrediation Self-Study Review Process

Stages of the Self-Study Review Process

During the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, the institution underwent an intensive multi-phased, multi-pronged self-study that involved University stakeholders across the Turlock and Stockton campuses.  The self-study conducted by the University’s WASC Steering Committee included several stages, at times overlapping, informing the process as it was evolving.

Multi-phased, multi-pronged stages of the self study process
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In addition, An extensive university-wide validation process of the institutional report was conducted which culminated with an affirmative vote as a consent item by Academic Senate on May 8, 2018

Early Self-Study Data

Early self-study data gathered from the Transition Team and USPC, in addition to other institutional reports, including the University’s Graduation Initiative 2025: First-Year Results and the institution’s National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) 2017 and Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE) 2017 reports informed the development of an organic University-driven list of Strengths, Challenges, and Priorities Moving Forward.

Factors Contributing to Financial Stability and Sustainability

Stanislaus State is positioned for financial stability and sustainability. Since 2012, the University increased its reserves by approximately $9M, from approximately $16M to $25 million. This strong footing is a result of several factors contributing to its overall financial picture.

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Response to Previous Commission Actions

Since its last full reaffirmation of accreditation review, with its Capacity Preparatory Review in Fall 2008 and its Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) in Spring 2010, California State University, Stanislaus underwent two Special Visit reviews, with the first Special Visit Onsite Review in Fall 2011, and the most recent Special Visit Onsite Review on October 1-3, 2014.

As documented in its March 6, 2015 letter, the Commission recommended continued work in the following three areas:

1)      Shared Governance and Institutional Climate (CFR 3.7);

2)      Strategic Planning (CFRs 4.6, 4.7); and

3)      Scholarship and Creative Activity (CFRs 2.8, 2.9, 3.2, 3.7)

The University has taken significant proactive steps to make substantial progress in each of these three areas, with strong evidence supporting our achievements.

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