Demonstrating Educational Effectiveness

Standards Related to Academic Quality and Effectiveness

  • Educational objectives are widely recognized throughout the institution, are consistent with stated purposes, and are demonstrably achieved (CFR 1.2)
  • All degrees have clearly defined levels of student achievement (CFR 2.2)
  • Baccalaureate programs ensure the development of core competencies (CFR 2.2.a)
  • Graduate programs establish clearly stated objectives (CFR 2.2.b)
  • Student learning outcomes and standards of performance are clearly stated at the course, program, and, as appropriate, institutional level (CFR 2.3)
  • Learning outcomes and standards of performance are developed by faculty, who take collective responsibility for establishing appropriate standards of performance and demonstrating through assessment the achievement of these standards (CFR 2.4)
  • The institution demonstrates that its graduates consistently achieve its stated learning outcomes and established standards of performance (CFR 2.6)
  • All programs offered by the institution undergo systematic program review, which includes analyses of student achievement of the program’s learning outcomes; retention and graduation rates; and, where appropriate, results of licensing examination and placement, and evidence from external constituencies such as employers and professional organizations (CFR 2.7). 

Resources for Special Visit

Summary of WSCUC Expectations