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How Faculty Can Prepare
- Understand the WASC process and its purpose.
- Review WASC documents to clarify the standards and the purpose of the two reviews.
- Read and provide input on the Educational Effectiveness Review (EER).
- Be responsive to requests for information from the leaders and faculty councils working on the reports.
- Familiarize yourself with survey data.
- Ensure that student learning outcomes are posted on all syllabi.
- Familiarize yourself with the Academic Vision.
- Understand the goals of our six WASC themes.
- Discuss with students the purpose of accreditation and the four themes on the first day of class, and when relevant during the semester.
- Participate in campus-wide conversations and seminars about our WASC-related activities, and read the WASC-related materials sent to you via APU email (e.g. WASC newsletters, “Did You Know”).
- Distribute to students, colleagues, and community members information about WASC and how APU is meeting the theme goals.
- Collect evidence that we are providing services and learning opportunities and producing outcomes related to the four themes of the Academic Vision.
- Help create “storyboards” that we will use for the poster sessions during the WASC visit.
- Plan to be on campus October 10–12, 2012.
- Expect the WASC visitors to talk to you about the themes, WASC standards, and the educational outcomes for the university and your program.