Capacity & Preparatory Review

Submitted to WASC: December 10, 2008
Site visit: February 18-20, 2009
Site visit team report sent to UCSF: May 22, 2009

The Capacity and Preparatory Review has two purposes:

  1. To demonstrate the capacity to carry out the actions recommended in the Institutional Proposal
  2. To demonstrate adequate preparation for the Educational Effectiveness Review in 2010


UCSF's Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR) was developed by the 2008 WASC Steering Committee chaired by Joseph Castro, Vice Provost for Student Academic Affairs and Sally Marshall, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. The 2008 Committee included representatives from the four professional Schools, the Graduate Division, the Staff Council, the Graduate Student's Association, the Postdoctoral Scholars Association, the campus Library, and four Academic Senate committees.

The CPR has three major sections — the CPR report itself, the Appendices to the Report, and the required Data Exhibits for the Report.

Essays for each of the three themes identified in the Institutional Proposal (Learning Environment, Student Learning Outcomes, Diversity), and a Concluding Essay were developed.

Presentations about the CPR were made to all school faculty councils and to staff and student groups. The WASC web pages (this site) went live in early December 2008.