CSU, Chico on Institutional Proposal

Since its beginnings in 1889, California State University, Chico (CSU, Chico) has provided generations of students with unique educational experiences built upon an inclusive learning community of faculty, staff and students who live, work, and study within a rural Northern California setting. Today, CSU, Chico is a comprehensive university serving not only the local region, but also the state, the nation, and the world, through instruction, research, and public service.

CSU, Chico views the WASC re-accreditation process as an aid in further promoting the development of a "culture of learning" by deepening campus engagement with issues of educational effectiveness and student learning and in further institutionalizing a "culture of evidence" in which performance indicators inform and drive institutional improvement and decision making.

The first draft of the CSU, Chico Institutional Proposal was developed by members of the Council of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability (CIE&A) and reviewed by members of the campus community during spring 2003:

At its March 2, 2004 meeting, a panel of WASC's Proposal Review Committee voted to accept the revised CSU, Chico proposal for its reaffirmation of accreditation review