UCI underwent a three-stage, multi-year, self-study process beginning in Fall 2009 which engaged the campus in institution-wide reflection on capacity and educational effectiveness.
The three stages of the reaffirmation process ensure that UCI continuously is positioned to offer outstanding fiscal modeling, student outcomes, and quality performance as a campus.
The Institutional Proposal is the first stage in the reaccreditation review cycle and guides the entire review process. It introduces three themes and their research questions that the campus has selected for an in-depth study and establishes a framework for connecting the campus context and priorities with the Standards of Accreditation.
Once accepted by WSCUC, the proposal serves as the primary basis for both the institutional self-review and team evaluations. The Proposal was developed by the WSCUC Steering Committee, with final approval by the Chancellor, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, other senior administrators, Academic Senate leadership, and Deans and was submitted to WSCUC on November 1, 2009. On December 21, 2009 WSCUC provided an acceptance letter to UCI, endorsing the institutional proposal
The second stage in reaffirmation of accreditation is to prepare a Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR). The CPR evaluation focuses on the programs, policies, and infrastructure that prepares the campus for the last step of the reaffirmation process. The final Capacity and Preparatory Review from April 2011 can be viewed here.
The Educational Effectiveness Review (EER), is the third stage of the reaffirmation of accreditation process. This stage of the process also for in-depth exploration of the three campus themes alongside UCI’s research into Student Success, with special emphasis on the assessment and improvement of student learning and the development of a culture of organizational learning and improvement.
For the 2009-2013 review process UCI identified three themes; Student Learning in the Major, General Education, and Academic Program Review. UCI focused on transfer student success for the CPR, especially in the areas of writing and unit loads.
UCI has been distinguished as #1 university doing the most for the American Dream and with more than half of UCI bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2019 going to first – generation college students. As part of the last reaffirmation profess investigations in the EER phase studied first generation and low income students to better understand how effective UCI programing is for student success and where services could be improved. The full Educational Effectiveness Review Report can be viewed here.
University of California, Irvine
Office of Academic Planning
535 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
Accreditation Liaison Officer:
Tracy Molidor, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning