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God is Good…

“If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes – as long as one knew where to look for it.” Rohinton Mistry We landed in India and drove straight to the school. I wish I could tell you what we saw, but we all slept almost the whole […]

India Sojourn

Follow the journeys of India 2012,a part of the FPU Short Term Study Abroad Program! From June 25-July 11 Team 1 will work with a ministry helping to run a children’s camp for under-served children. On July 12 Team 2 will arrive and, together with Team 1, begin a sojourn of India, its cultures, religions […]

Merced Center Substantive Change

We hosted a WSCUC visitor to our Merced Regional Center this week to complete our “substantive change” application process approval.  The application was submitted last Fall, approved officially in January, and the last step was the visit by a colleague from the University of San Francisco, who is a member of the WSCUC Substantive Change […]

Experiencing WSCUC

In the coming weeks and months you will be seeing some reflections from a number of us at FPU who have been a part of accreditation efforts, either here at FPU or on other campuses or as part of visiting teams.  We hope these postings will help us understand the accreditation process, how to prepare […]

Self-Study Proposal

The next stage of our re-accreditation is now complete.  Some might call it the end of the first stage.  We have submitted our “proposal.”  The WSCUC process is something like an academic study.  We must pose questions to research about ourselves, our university, our work, and the achievements of our students.  We have selected three […]

WSCUC IS COMING….Let’s Get Ready!

FPU is in the midst of  its accreditation process which will continue though fall 2014.  University-wide accreditation is required under the federal Higher Education Act, and takes place at either seven- or ten-year intervals.  The accreditation of the entire institution (as opposed to specific programs) provides assurance to the public that the university has met […]

WSCUC–Continuous Improvement

Welcome to the new FPU WSCUC blog.  WSCUC refers to  the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.  We are accredited by the Senior Commission of WSCUC. As we continue in our three year (2012-2014) accreditation process of analysis, reporting, visits and responses, we want everyone to have a place anyone can go for information, to ask questions, and to […]

Accreditation Annual Meeting

Last week five of us from Fresno Pacific attended the annual “Academic Resource Conference” of our regional senior college and university accrediting agency, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges or WASC. Three of our Deans (Dr. Gary Gramenz, Dean of Education, Dr. Cindy Carter, Dean of Degree Completion and Dr. John Kilroy, Dean of […]

Inspirational Professors

Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending the annual Alpha Chi dessert to honor professors at Fresno Pacific. Alpha Chi is a national interdisciplinary honor society and our chapter has been very active, receiving the “Star Chapter” award for six years running. This is one of the highlights of my year. The students are […]

Completion Rates

Finally we are getting somewhere. Just last week, The Chronicle of Higher Education, the major news journal of Higher Education, released its new website http://collegecompletion.chronicle.com/. The Project was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation and is the most sophisticated and user-friendly site I have seen on college and university graduation rates. This is […]