Support of WASC Proposal

Resolution Number: RF08-268
September, 2008

ACADEMIC
SENATE RESOLUTION

#RF08-268

Support of San Francisco State University's

Proposal to the Western Association of Schools and
Colleges (WASC)

Whereas, San Francisco
State University was founded in 1899 and maintains its commitment to quality
instruction and support of scholarship and creative activities in a richly
diverse environment, and

Whereas, San Francisco
State University embraces its community identity, a commitment to social
justice, a responsibility for comprehensive higher education, and the practice
of shared governance, and

Whereas, San Francisco
State University embraces the importance of systemic review, reflection, and refinement
in the effort to continually strengthen our ability to fulfill our commitments,
and

Whereas, external accreditation
review is an important component of our assessment activities, and

Whereas, Associate Vice President of Academic Planning and Educational Effectiveness, Linda Buckley and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Steering Committee conducted a self-study in preparation for San Francisco State University's upcoming WASC review and have drafted a proposal that reflects the results of that self-study, and

Whereas, the
proposal highlights the themes of social justice, equity, and civic engagement;
changing institutional demographics; and the challenge of facilitating student
success in the 21st century, therefore be it

Resolved,
that the
Academic Senate of San Francisco State University commends Associate Vice
President, Linda Buckley and the WASC Steering Committee on the thoroughness of
their work and their contributions to making the upcoming WASC review a tool
that will enable us to directly enhance student learning, and be it further

Resolved,
that the Academic Senate of San Francisco State University approves and endorses San Francisco State University's Institutional Proposal to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

***Approved by the Academic Senate at its meeting
on November 4, 2008***