Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Institution: ______________________________________________ Review Date: _____________________________
Team Member: ___________________________________________ Worksheet Date: ___________________________
TEAM WORKSHEET FOR THE SPECIAL VISIT REVIEW CONFERENCE CALL
WORKSHEET DUE DATE TO REST OF TEAM AND WASC:
TEAM CONFERENCE CALL:
Worksheet Purposes Worksheet Instructions
The purposes of this Worksheet are to: 1. Each Team Member should read and analyze the materials
available from the institution. In addition to the institution’s essay
1. Assist each team member to prepare for the Special Visit and supporting materials, team members should read the Handbook,
Conference Call and his/her assigned and assumed especially the Standards (p. 15-31).
responsibilities for the review.
2. Upon completion of this worksheet, each team member should
2. Undertake a preliminary evaluation of the Special Visit Report e-mail (or fax) his/her worksheet to every other team member
to explore how well the institution has met the Commission’s and to the WASC staff liaison in advance of the scheduled
concerns from the last review. Conference Call.
3. Determine key issues, areas of focus, team strategy for the site
visit, and plan report drafting.
4. Identify any additional information needed in advance of the
review or to be available in the Team Room during the visit.
I. EVALUATION OF THE SPECIAL VISIT REPORT
Areas of Good Practice
Overall quality of the Institutional Report on Areas for Improvement
Commission-identified Issues Areas for Further Inquiry
E. In what ways does the Institutional Report integrate
and synthesize institutional evidence and exhibits,
leading to findings and recommendations for action?
F. In what instances does the evidence presented either
support or fail to support the institution’s actions,
decision making, and claims to knowledge
concerning matters of central importance in this
II. ISSUES FOR ADVISORY COMMENTS RELATED TO COMMISSION STANDARDS
The Commission Action Letter defines the
framework by which the team evaluates the Areas of Strength
institutional response. Please note here any Areas for Improvement
concern or areas of good practice that fall under Areas of Concern Under the Standards
the Standards and any advisory comments about Areas to be Highlighted in the Next Comprehensive Review
what the institution should consider in its next
A. Standard 1: Defining Institutional Purposes and
Ensuring Educational Objectives (include
Criteria for Review and Guidelines)
B. Standard 2: Achieve Educational Objectives
through Core Functions (include Criteria for
Review and Guidelines)
C. Standard 3: Developing and Applying Resources
and Organizational Structures to Ensure
Sustainability (include Criteria for Review and
D. Standard 4: Creating an Organization
Committed to Learning and Improvement
(include Criteria for Review and Guidelines)
III. PRELIMINARY APPROACH TO THE SPECIAL VISIT
A. Key issues for the site visit requiring further inquiry during the Special Visit:
B. Additional evidence to be requested in advance of the review or to be available in the team room:
C. Persons, Committees, or Groups to be interviewed:
D. Will the team prepare preliminary narrative of report prior to visit? (See instructions).