In the Educational Effectiveness Review Report for the upciming WASC Team visit, Cal Poly Pomona is identified as a Learning Centered University. By definition in this report, "a Learning-Centered University supports learning for all members of the campus community by fosterng an evidence-based culture of continuous improvement"1. Initially, evidence-based culture focused on Student Learning and the establishment of Student Learning Outcomes. However, learning is a life-long activity, and to promote continuous improvement campus-wide, it is also important to address administrative processes.
The Core Values of a Learning-Centered University1
- Willingness to learn
- Shared Responsibility
- Nurturing Environment
- Committment (Engagement)
- Continuous Improvement
- Fostered Intentional Learning
In order to continually improve our services to each other and ultimately to the students, a department may also choose to set process outcomes with a committment to intentional awareness as to how this will ultimately affect students' retention and progress to degree.
More information on Process Outcomes will be available at this location in the near future.
1 "Cultivating Excellence: building a Learning-Centered Model of Polytechnic Education"; Educational Effectiveness Review Report; California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; July 2010; page 9.