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CPP Reaccreditation Process

Cal Poly Pomona Reaccreditation Process

WASC Review Process Timeline 2006-2010

Review Process Timeline 2006 - 2010

Successful accreditation must meet WASC Standards and satisfy WASC Criteria for Review (PDF). The process is described in WASC's Handbook of Accreditation (PDF) and The Evidence Guide (PDF).

Because of the complexity and the rigor of the process, the entire WASC accreditation process takes approximately six years to complete. To accomplish this, the university has a WASC Accreditation Steering Committee  and two subcommittees, the Capacity and Preparatory Review Subcommittee and the Educational Effectiveness Review Subcommittee.

The review process consists of three stages:

  • Stage I: Institutional Proposal (PDF) describes the institution's plans for reaccreditation. WASC approved Cal Poly Pomona's proposal in June 2006.
  • Stage II: Capacity and Preparatory Review
  • Stage III: Educational Effectiveness Review

Definition of Institutional Capacity

The institution functions with clear purposes, high levels of institutional integrity, fiscal responsibility and organizational structures to fulfill its purposes.

Definition of Educational Effectiveness

The institution evidences clear and appropriate educational objectives and design at the institutional and program level, and employs processes of review, including the collection and use of data, that assure delivery of programs and learner accomplishments at a level of performance appropriate for the degree or certificate awarded.