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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

WSCUC Accreditation and Core Competency Assessment

Fresno State received its WASC Accreditation Visit during fall 2015. Per the commission’s action in spring 2016, the university was reaccredited for the full 10 years.

The following information is planned for availability:                                    

  • Upcoming Interim Report due November 1, 2020
  • Mid-cycle review scheduled for Spring 2021
  • Full site visit 2025


WSCUC has designated five competencies in which all undergraduate students should be proficient when they graduate with a BA or BS degree. These competencies are written communication, critical thinking, oral communication, information literacy and quantitative reasoning. At California State University Fresno, the previous Director of Assessment, Dr. Melissa Jordine, and the newly appointed Director of Assessment, Dr. Douglas Fraleigh, have worked directly with the former Vice-Provost, Dr. Dennis Nef, and current Vice-Provost, Dr. Xuanning Fu, to plan and implement a comprehensive approach to assessing the core competencies.

Undergraduate Core Competencies Assessment Plan: Action Plan




Results and Analysis of Evaluations:


Graduate Core Competencies Assessment

     Beginning in AY 2020-21, Graduate Core Competencies are assessed on a rotating basis:

  • Advanced Disciplinary Knowledge/Skill (2020-21, 2023-24)
  • Research Methodology (2021-22, 2024-25)
  • Written Communication (2022-23, 2025-26)

     Results and Analysis of Evaluations: