UCR

WASC Reaccreditation



Organizational Structure



The Chancellor is ultimately responsible for UCR's reaccreditation process; in 2004, Chancellor France Córdova delegated that responsibility to the Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost Ellen Wartella, who appointed a Steering Committee and Subcommittees to guide the process. The UCR Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO) is the official representative of the campus to WASC and the person through whom communication between WASC and UCR takes place. David Fairris, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, is UCR's ALO and can be reached via e-mail at WASC@ucr.edu or by telephone at 951-827-7750.
Appointment of UCR WASC Steering Committee:

In November 2004 Executive Vice Chancellor/Provost Ellen Wartella appointed a WASC Steering Committee, currently co-chaired by Professor Susan Carter and Vice Provost Yolanda Moses, to plan and oversee the upcoming cycle of WASC reaccreditation.

WASC Steering Committee Membership (2007-08)

  • Susan Carter, Faculty Co-Chair, Professor of Economics
  • Yolanda Moses, Administrative Co-Chair, Vice Provost for Conflict Resolution and
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity
  • Denny Chavez, Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) President
  • Alex Cortez, Graduate Student Association (GSA) President
  • Bob Daly, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Budget
  • Sharon Duffy, Faculty Representative, Professor of Education
  • David Fairris, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • John Gary, Faculty Representative, Professor of Physics and Astronomy
  • Robert Gill, Special Consultant
  • Tom Lutz, Faculty Representative, Professor of Creative Writing
  • Michael Marsella, Faculty Representative, Associate Professor of Chemistry
  • Thomas Payne, Faculty Co-Chair of Educational Effectiveness Subcommittee, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • James Sandoval, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Adrienne Sims, Staff Assembly Representative, Director of Women's Resource Center
  • Faculty Co-Chair, Institutional Capacity Subcommittee (to be determined)
  • Dean's Council Representative (to be determined)

Faculty representatives were suggested by the Academic Senate Committee on Committees, undergraduate and graduate student representatives were suggested by the ASUCR and GSA, and the staff representative was suggested by the Staff Assembly.

Subcommittees of UCR WASC Steering Committee:

Two subcommittees were established in February 2005, one on Institutional Capacity and one on Educational Effectiveness.

WASC Institutional Capacity Subcommittee Membership (2007-08)

  • David Fairris, Administrative Co-Chair, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Faculty Co-Chair (to be determined)
  • Curt Burgess, Professor of Psychology
  • Bob Daly, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Budget
  • Robert Gill, Special Consultant
  • Daniel Jeske, Professor of Statistics
  • Paula Kassouf, Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative
  • Danny Kim, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Administrative Services
  • LaRae Lundgren, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Enrollment Services
  • Junelyn Peeples, Director of Institutional Research, Undergraduate Education
  • Charles Rowley, Associate Vice Chancellor, Computing and Communications
  • Robert Schwabe, UCR Alumni Representative
  • Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) Representative (to be determined)
Institutional Capacity Subcommittee Purpose:
  • Develop Evidence to Demonstrate Compliance with the Four WASC Standards
    • Defining Institutional Purposes and Ensuring Educational Objectives
    • Achieving Educational Objectives through Core Functions
    • Developing and Applying Resources and Organizational Structures to Ensure Sustainability
    • Creating an Organization Committed to Learning and Improvement
  • Assure that UCR has effective data gathering and analysis systems
  • Prepare the Preparatory Review Report
    • Reflective and Concluding Essays corresponding to the WASC Standards
    • Institutional Portfolio of descriptive data, policies, exhibits, and data displays
    • Appendix with Institutional Response to previous team recommendations
    • Maximum of 35 pages, exclusive of exhibits and appendices
    • Posted for General Campus Comment on November 12, 2007
    • General Campus Comments due by December 5, 2007
    • Due at WASC on December 20, 2007
    • Will be followed by a WASC site visit March 12-14, 2008
WASC Educational Effectiveness Subcommittee Membership (2007-08)
  • Thomas Payne, Faulty Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Computer Science
  • David Fairris, Administrative Co-chair, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
  • Susan Allen-Ortega, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
  • Bob Daly, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Budget
  • Robert Gill, Special Consultant
  • Paula Kassouf, Graduate Student Association (GSA) Representative
  • Yolanda Moses, Vice Provost for Conflict Resolution and Associate Vice Chancellor for Excellence and Diversity
  • Patsy Oppenheim, Academic Program Coordinator, Undergraduate Education
  • Dallas Rabenstein, Dean of the Graduate Division
  • Robert Schwabe, UCR Alumni Representative
  • Gary Scott, Associate Dean of Student Academic Affairs, CNAS
  • Associated Students of UCR (ASUCR) Representative (to be determined)
  • Graduate Council Representative (to be determined)
  • Undergraduate Council Representative (to be determined)
  • Senate Committee on Preparatory Education Representative (to be determined)
  • Senate Educational Policy Committee Representative (to be determined)
Educational Effectiveness Subcommittee Purpose:
  • In depth study of three special themes:
    • Learning within a Campus Culture of Diversity
    • Growing and Improving Graduate and Professional Programs
    • Improving Undergraduate Student Engagement, Experience, and Learning Outcomes
  • Thorough assessment of UCR compliance with four WASC Standards
    • Defining Institutional Purposes and Ensuring Educational Objectives
    • Achieving Educational Objectives through Core Functions
    • Developing and Applying Resources and Organizational Structures to Ensure Sustainability
    • Creating an Organization Committed to Learning and Improvement
  • Preparing the Educational Effectiveness Report
    • Description of the Educational Effectiveness Approach
    • Deep engagement and analysis of Educational Effectiveness, including analytical essays regarding the special themes
    • Supportive evidence for the analysis of Educational Effectiveness, building on the institutional portfolio prepared for the Preparatory Review
    • An integrative component
    • Maximum of 50 pages, exclusive of exhibits
    • Due July 15, 2009
    • Will be followed by WASC site visit October 7-9, 2009

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WASC Reaccreditation

Robert Gill
Special Consultant for WASC Reaccreditation
E-mail: wasc@ucr.edu

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