For each category listed in the stipulated policies section (page 126) of the WASC Handbook links are provided below to relevant CPP information (policy, procedures, etc).
WASC Stipulated Polices (Word)
A. A widely disseminated, written policy statement of commitment to academic freedom in teaching, learning, research, publication, and oral presentation.
B. Due process procedures that demonstrate faculty and students are protected in their quest for truth.
C. Written policies on due process and grievance procedures for faculty, staff and students.
D. A clear statement of institutional policies, requirements, and expectations to current and prospective employees.
E. Institutionally developed and published non-discrimination, equal opportunity, and affirmative action policies.
F. Clearly written policies on conflict of interest for board, administration, faculty, and staff, including appropriate limitations on the relations of business, industry, government, and private donors to research in the institution.
G. A clear statement that the institution agrees to abide by WASC Policy on Substantive Change and the Policy on Distance and Technology-Meditated Instruction.
A. Polices covering human subjects and animals in research, classified research, patent provisions, cooperative research relations with industry, and other similar issues related to the integrity and independence of the research enterprise.
B. Institutions that support applied research having the potential for producing significant revenue have clear policies on how faculty responsible for such research share revenue from patents, licenses, and sales. Institutions supporting entrepreneurial activity of faculty of institutionally sponsored research parks have clear policies covering the involvement of faculty in such ventures, the protection of basic research, and the publication of research results.
A. Precise, accurate, and current information in printed material regarding
a) Educational purposes
b) Degrees, curricular programs, educational resources, and course offerings
c) Student charges and other financial obligations, student financial aid, and fee refund policies
d) Requirements for admission and for achievement of degrees
e) Names of administration, faculty, and governing board
B. Publications that make clear the status (e.g., full-time, part-time, adjunct) of each faculty member.
C. Clearly articulated policies for the transfer of credit to ensure that students who transfer in with general education course credits meet the institutions own standards for the completion of the general education requirement.
D. Policies and procedures for additions and deletions of programs.
E. Requirements for continuation in, or termination from, academic programs, and a policy for readmission of students who are disqualified for academic reasons.
F. Clearly stated graduation requirements that are consistently applied to the degree certification process.
A. Personnel policies governing employment of teaching fellows and assistants.
B. Policy designed to integrate part-time faculty appropriately into the life of the institution.
C. Explicit and equitable faculty personnel policies and procedures.
D. Policies on salaries and benefits.
E. Policies for faculty and staff regarding privacy and accessibility of information.
A. Written library collection development and weeding policies, including the basis for accepting gifts.
A. Admission and retention policies and procedures, with particular attention to the application of sound admission and retention policies for athletes, international students, and other cases where unusual pressures may be anticipated.
B. Clearly defined admissions policies attentive to the special needs of international students.
C. Policies on student rights and responsibilities, including the rights of due process and redress of grievances.
D. Publications that include policies and rules defining inappropriate student conduct.
E. A policy regarding fee refunds that is uniformly administered, and consistent with customary standards.
A. Policies, guidelines, and processes for developing the budget.
B. Clearly defined and implemented policies with regard to cash management and investments, approved by the governing board.
C. Policies and a code of ethics for employees involved in buying, bidding, or providing purchase orders.
D. Policies on risk management, addressing loss by fire, burglary and defalcation; liability of the governing board and administration; and liability for personal injury and property damage.
E. Policies regarding fundraising activities that comply with sound ethical accounting and financial principles.