Educational Effectiveness Review
The Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) is intended to be aligned with the Capacity and Preparatory Review. Its primary purpose is to invite sustained engagement by the institution on the extent to which it fulfills its educational objectives. Through a process of inquiry and engagement, the Educational Effectiveness Review also is designed to enable the WASC commission to make a judgment about the extent to which the institution fulfills its Core Commitment to Educational Effectiveness.
Specific purposes of the EER include:
- To review institutional efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of educational programs, with special attention to the institution’s program review process;
- To examine institutional practices for evaluating student learning and to develop and share good practices for using educational results to improve the process of teaching and learning;
- To examine the alignment of institutional resources with activities designed to achieve the institution’s educational objectives;
- To promote sustained engagement with selected issues of educational effectiveness consistent with commission standards. These issues will have already been identified by the institution and approved through the proposal review process. The institution is encouraged to select issues of importance to itself in this process, so that the review will be of maximum value to the institution.
APU’s WASC EER is scheduled for October 10–12, 2012.
WASC EER Visit Documents: