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Our Polytechnic Identity in the 21st Century

EER Report Highlights

  • Student Learning. In a ULO-based, campus-wide assessement of writing, seniors scored higher than freshmen on all traits measured: purpose, synthesis, support, style, and mechanics.
  • Student Success. On the 2011 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Cal Poly seniors rated the overall quality of academic advising at 3.01 on a scale of 1 (poor) to 4 (excellent), a .31 increase since 2008.
  • Organizational Learning. Program review is at a developed stage based on WASC's Educational Effectiveness Framework rubric (doc).
  • Our Polytechnic Identity. According to program review reports, Learn by Doing is helping students attain program learning objectives.

Cal Poly Receives 10 Year Reaffirmation

Citing Cal Poly’s ability to “show continuity of mission while simultaneously looking forward to the future,” the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has reaffirmed Cal Poly’s accreditation for the next ten years, the maximum allowed, with an interim report in 2015. WASC commended the university for significantly increasing its six-year graduation rate, ensuring effective academic advising, and establishing programs that promote student success.

Read the WASC Commission letter (pdf)
Read the press release


Self-Study Milestones
Milestone Date
WASC accepts Institutional Proposal. December 12, 2007
Cal Poly submits CPR Report. December 3, 2009
WASC team visits Cal Poly for CPR. February 10-12, 2010
WASC Commission accepts CPR Report. June 16-17, 2010
Cal Poly submits EER Report. January 9, 2012
WASC team visits Cal Poly for EER. April 3-5, 2012
WASC Commission meets with President Armstrong and reaffirms Cal Poly's accreditation. June 14, 2012