WASC gave the university a positive review at the conclusion of its visit last week, President Ortiz says in his weekly video message.
During the exit meeting, the visiting team highlighted a number of accomplishments, including development and implementation of the strategic plan and application of the learn-by-doing model. WASC will issue a formal written evaluation later.
The president also details the changes in enrollment for 2010-11. Based on the state budget and federal stimulus funds, the Chancellor’s Office has increased the campus FTE target from 16,124 earlier this fall to 17,228. Most of the incoming students for winter and spring quarters will be transfers from community college (1,200) and some graduate (200) and credential (200) students.
Ortiz reaffirms the university’s commitment to helping current students graduate.
“Our primary focus will be on the degree progression of our enrolled students. We need to make sure that they have the classes, advising and support they need to be successful,” he says.
The video message also touches on business continuity planning, which will ensure that operations and services continue in the face of a disruptive event. To learn more about business continuity, read the PolyCentric story.
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To read the entire message, a PDF of the transcript is available online.