WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Core Competencies
WSCUC has designated five competencies in which all undergraduate students should be proficient in when they graduate with a BA or BS degree. These competencies are written communication, critical thinking, oral communication, information literacy and quantitative reasoning, The Director of Assessment, Dr. Melissa Jordine, at California State University Fresno has worked directly with the Vice-Provost Dr. Dennis Nef to create a separate committee for each of the WSCUC core competencies. Each of the five committees is chaired or co-chaired by one of Fresno State's College Assessment Coordinators and consists of between five and eight faculty members. These faculty develop, pilot and implement measures aligned to the specific core competency that is the focus of their committee. These faculty also participate in the evaluation of student work. The results are reviewed and analyzed by Dr. Melissa Jordine and the committee and a summary of the evaluation is shared internally and provided to WASC representatives.
Oral Communication was assessed during the 2016-2017 AY
Quantitative Reasoning was assessed during the 2017-2018 AY (report pending)