Instructions: Please list the topics identified in the action letter(s) and that are addressed in this report.
The WASC Commission action letter identified three areas to be addressed in the interim report:
Assessment of Learning. The institution needs to continue to enhance its skills and structures related to assessment of student learning, and complete its formal policies and templates related to program review, including Faculty Senate endorsement of the program review plans.
Academic Planning. By building on the foundational work already begun in academic planning, the institution should expand the visible linkages between academic planning and resource allocation.
Retention and Graduation. Continuing the excellent work the institution has already begun related to the first-year experience and retention, CSUSM should expand the focus of these efforts to include retention beyond the first year, and towards improvement in the six year graduation rates.