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Educational Effectiveness

Educational effectiveness and program review considers how well departments align with the University’s values, strategies, and goals; in turn, departmental goals help shape University planning. Program review is not intended to focus on correcting resource deficiencies of a program, making incremental decisions regarding faculty or staff positions, or as a substitute for administrative decisions to be made by unit heads or executive administration. Program review is not an unrestrained opportunity to request additional resources; however, the outcome could result in the allocation of additional resources to achieve strategic objectives for the unit.

The University conducts regular assessment of each academic, academic support, and non-academic program, in order to:

  • Ensure that University activities are aligned with institutional mission and goals
  • Ensure that academic programs are of highest quality and that student learning is sustained at high levels
  • Serve the goal of continuous institutional improvement
  • Provide data for resource management and decision-making
  • Satisfy the requirements of accreditation

Course syllabi are available to the Pacific Community through insidePacific under the Academic Tab. See Academic links and then Course Syllabi.

EER Final WASC Visit Team Report
Pacific's Response to EER Site Visit Team Report
WASC Commission Action Letter 

Contact us:
Cyd Jenefsky, Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness     209.946.2300
Berit Gundersen, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs and Educational Effectiveness     209.946.3158
Ann Rose, Project Support Specialist     209.932.3005