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 […]

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 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 […]

Master’s Degrees and Student Learning Outcomes

Fresno Pacific University is a master’s level comprehensive university, with a total enrollment this spring of just over 3500 students, about 1000 of these being master’s level students. The majority of our master’s level degrees are in education, but we also offer programs in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, and theology and divinity in our […]

Accreditation and Student Learning

“WASC” stands for the Western Association of Schools and College. I am at the annual WASC “Academic Resource Conference” in San Francisco. There are about 950 here, from over two hundred institutions in California, Hawaii, and across the Pacific. The US is unique in having peer institutions review and accredit the quality of education in […]