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Work Plan and Milestones

Following acceptance of the Institutional Proposal, the campus plans to:

ACTION INITIATOR DATE

Continue ongoing consultation with campus accreditation committees supplemented by regular notices to the campus community so that all interested persons may have the opportunity to offer their views about the process; the campus accreditation website offers a forum for this exchange of ideas

Mark Appelbaum, Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)

Fall 2004

Engage academic departments during their respective program reviews to research, identify, and implement student-learning assessment measures and means to improve student retention and graduation rates

Mark Appelbaum, ALO

May 2005

Review recommendations made by the Task Force on Foreign Language Instruction

Academic Senate and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (SVCAA)

Winter 2006

Analyze undergraduate program reviews completed under the new guidelines to determine where improvements can be made in the review process

Program review work group of the Senate-Administration Advisory Committee

Spring 2006

Evaluate preliminary data from the pilot program in freshman and entry level writing

Writing Review Committee

Summer 2006

Construct survey and/or other data collection instruments to determine level of competence in student information literacy and sophistication in vetting internet data

Information literacy work group of the Senate-Administration Advisory Committee

Summer 2006

Design a set of questions, establish data collection model, identify existing data sources, and implement a pilot program to examine foreign language instruction

Advisory Committee on Language Instruction

Fall 2006

Review and evaluate the WASC Standards and Criteria for Review and identify where UCSD is successful in attaining these principles, where improvement should be made, and how best the campus can continue improving student-learning outcomes

Mark Appelbaum, ALO

Fall 2006

Complete the Institutional Data Portfolio and publish these data on the campus accreditation website

The Offices of Analytical Studies and Space Planning; Student Research and Information; and Graduate Studies and Research

June 2007

Submit Capacity and Preparatory Review to WASC

The Chancellor

December 2007

WASC Capacity and Preparatory Review team site visit

WASC

March 2008

Compile and analyze information gathered from the freshman writing and foreign language teaching pilot programs

IRCC

Summer 2008

Propose improvements to current pattern of assessing freshman writing skills and foreign language teaching and initiate changes in how these skills are taught

COPE, CEP, and the Associate Vice Chancellor-Undergraduate Education

Summer 2008

Examine student-learning outcomes measures and retention efforts proposed by departmental/program faculty as part of undergraduate program review; implement as appropriate

CEP

Summer 2008

Compile and analyze survey data collected to measure students' ability to use and judge internet data critically and ethically

IRCC

Summer 2008

Submit Educational Effectiveness Review to WASC

The Chancellor

July 2009

WASC Educational Effectiveness Review team site visit

WASC

October 2009

Continue updating and expanding the Institutional Data Portfolio for use by the campus community and the general public

The Offices of Analytical Studies and Space Planning; Student Research and Information; and Graduate Studies and Research

November 2009