Guide to the WSU Provosts Office Accreditation Records 1960-2003
Archives 378

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
WSU Provosts Office Accreditation Records
ID
Archives 378
Date [inclusive]
1960-2003
Extent
6.0 boxes
General Physical Description note
2.75 linear feet of shelf space
Language
English
Abstract
Washington State University accreditation reports and supporting documentation covering 1960-2000, primarily focusing on the 1997-1999 accreditation process.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] WSU Provost’s Office Accreditation Records, 1960-2003 (Archives 378)

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

The Office of the Provost at Washington State University is responsible for providing academic leadership for the school. The use of the name at WSU dates to about 1978 when the Office of the Vice President – Academic was retitled as the Provost, but obviously administration over academic functions dates to the first days of the college, when that function was held by the school President.

Accreditation of the colleges and universities of the United States began in the 1950s, when the federal government became more involved in college funding and sought evidence the schools they were funding were qualified and were providing the educations the promised. The accreditation process was placed in the hands of regional higher education membership organizations; for schools in the state of Washington that was the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. While that organization has since gone through a variety of names, in the late 2010s it is known as the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of documents collected by or created by the Washington State University Office of the Provost as part of the decennial accreditation process. The materials were created for the 1997-1999 accreditation cycle, but additional historical accreditation documents are included.

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Arrangement note

The papers are arranged in two series. Series one is materials originating with or collected by the Provost’s Office in conducting accreditation work. These papers are arranged chronologically and are primarily finished reports; the materials from 1997-1999 comprise both working files and finished reports.

Series two is reports originating in WSU departments or elsewhere in the state, primarily collected and used by the Office of the Provost as supporting or research documentation in conducting the 1997-1999 accreditation process. These are arranged loosely in an alphabetical subject-based order.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2018

http://www.libraries.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Records were transferred to Washington State University Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections on June 13, 2018 by Zayna Lang of the Office of the Provost, and retained as UA2018-06.

Processing Information note

Records were processed in July, 2018 by University Archivist Mark O’English.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials note

WSU MASC holds a small quantity of accreditation-related materials in the President’s Office section (WSU 132) of their WSU Publications materials.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Washington State University--Accreditation--History
  • Washington State University. Office of the Provost--Records

Subject(s)

  • Accreditation (Education)--Washington (State)
  • Colleges and Universities

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Accreditation Files, 1960-1999 

Box Folder

Evaluating Committee Report, 1960 

1 1

Evaluation Committee Report, 1970 

1 2

Self-Study, first draft, 1970 

1 3

Interim Report for Reaffirmation of Accreditation, 1975 

1 4

Self-Study, original, parts 1-7, 1980 

1 5

Self-Study, original, parts 8-10, 1980 

1 6

Self-Study, original, part 11 & original tables, 1980 

1 7

Self-Study, published, 1980 

2 1

Evaluation Committee Report, 1980 

2 2

Interim Report for Reaffirmation of Accreditation, 1985 

2 3

Support documents, 1987-1989 

2 4

Annual report; Accreditation planning documents, 1989-1990 

2 5

Self-Study recommendations, 1990 

2 6

Evaluation Committee Report, 1990 

2 6.5

Interim Evaluation summary, 1995 

2 7

Preliminary Visit, 1997 

2 8

Accreditation Steering Committee (ASC) minutes, 1997-1998 

2 9

ASC Subcommittees, 1997 

2 10

ASC Subcommittee 1A; General and Undergraduate Education, 1997 

2 11

ASC Subcommittee 1B; Graduate Education, 1997 

2 12

ASC Subcommittee 1C; Assessment, 1997 

2 13

ASC Subcommittee 1D; Distance Education, 1997 

2 14

ASC Subcommittee 2; Mission and Goals; Governance and Administration; Institutional Integrity, 1997 

2 15

ASC Subcommittee 3; Finance and Physical Resources, 1997 

2 16

ASC Subcommittee 4; Students, 1997 

2 17

ASC Subcommittee 5; Faculty, 1997 

2 18

ASC Subcommittee 6; Library and Information Resources, 1997 

2 19

Annual Report Form, 1999 

2 20

Basic Institutional Data, 1999 

2 21

Self-Study, 1999 

2 22

Supporting Documentation, 1999 

3 1

Evaluation Committee, 1999 

3 2

Evaluation Committee; Draft Report, 1999 

3 3

Evaluation Committee Visit (5 3.5 inch disks), 1999 

3 4

Evaluation Committee Report, 1999 

3 5

Evaluation Committee; Initial Review (VHS), 36266 

3 6

Evaluation Committee; at Commission on Colleges, 1999 

3 7

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Series 2: Supporting Reports, 1985-2003 

Box Folder

Washington State Auditor's Office, WSU Audit Report, 1998-1999, March 24, 2000 

3 8

The Impact of the State Budget and the Potential Impact of Initiative 602 on Washington State University, August 31, 1993 

3 9

Center for Integrated Biotechnology. General Information and 2002-2003 Annual Report, August, 2003 

3 10

Center for Reproductive Biology, WSU/UI, 1997-1998 

3 11

Center for Reproductive Biology, WSU/UI. General Information / Report, August, 2001 

3 12

Classified Staff Handbook, 1995 

3 13

Community Service Learning Center. Annual Report, June, 1995 

3 14

Social and Economic Sciences Research Center. How are Computer Technologies Changing Faculty Work at WSU? A 1997 Survey, August, 1997 

4 1

Students, Faculty, and Computers Together in Residence Halls, 1993 

4 2

Extended Academic Programs. Distance Learning, 1993 

4 3

Extended Academic Programs. Distance Learning Faculty Handbook, 1996 

4 4

Extended University Services; Social and Economic Sciences Research Center. Extended Degree Survey, March 5, 1992 

4 5

Extended University Services, 1995 

4 6

Diversity Plan for the Office of the Provost, December 1, 1995 

4 7

Graduate School. Teaching with Diversity in Mind, 1996 

4 8

Washington State Institute for Public Policy. Educational Opportunities in Washington's High Schools Under State Education Reform: Background and Student Outcomes. Volume 1, January, 2001 

4 9

Faculty Manual, March, 1995 

4 10

Social and Economic Sciences Research Center. Faculty Use of Computer-Related Technologies: A Baseline Study of all WSU Instructional Faculty, December, 1996 

4 11

Partnership 2020; CAHE. Implementing Collaborative Visions for the Food System and Food Systems Education in 2020, March, 1997 

4 12

Student Affairs Research. A Study of the 1992 Washington State University Entering Freshmen, May, 1993 

4 13

Office of Institutional Research. A Study on Academic Performance of Freshman Residence Living Groups at Washington State University. A Summary, February 3, 1987 

4 14

General Education. Status Report: Progress on the General Education Initiative at Washington State University During 1992-93, September 10, 1993 

4 15

Graduate Education Commission Report, 2006 

4 16

The First Annual WSU Graduate and Professional Student Association Research Exposition Proceedings, April, 1989 

4 17

Governor's Task Force on Higher Education. Presentations and reports, 1995-1996 

5 1

A Proposal for a One-Year, On-Campus Housing Requirement for Single, Undergraduate Students at Washington State University, 1985 ca. 

5 2

Ten Year Housing Plan, 1995 to 2005. Executive Summary, 1995 ca. 

5 3

Institutional Planning. The Path to Excellence, 1980s 

5 4

The Intercollege Relations Committee. The ICRC Handbook, 1996 

5 5

New Opportunities for Access: Needs Assessment for WSU's Pilot Learning Centers, January, 1997 

5 6

Progress Report for the WSU Learning Centers, May, 1998 

5 7

Office of the Provost. Academic Vision, 1993 

5 8

Planning for the Second Century, 1990 

5 9

Strategic Plan for Washington State University, 1996 

5 10

Strategic Plan, 2002-2007, 2002 

5 11

Washington State University Role and Mission Statement, June, 1994 

5 12

A Statement of Intentions for Washington State University, June 20, 1991 

5 13

Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Annual Report, 1999-2000, 2000 

5 14

Office of the Vice Provost for Research. Annual Report, 2000-2001, 2001 

5 15

Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board. Spokane Area Higher Education Studies: Economic Assessment, July 1, 1998 

5 16

Office of the Provost. Washington State University Summer Session 1900-1995: An Historical Analysis, February 14, 1996 

5 17

Summer Session Office. Summer Session 2000 Planning Guide, 2000 

5 18

Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges. Strategies to Improve Time to Degree and Graduation Rates. SHB 1580, September, 1994 

5 19

Program in Biology. Howard Hughes Undergraduate Research Colloquium, Biological Sciences. Sixth Annual, April 20, 1998 

5 20

Committee on Women and Technology. Report on the Status of Undergraduate Women and Technology, May, 1997 

5 21

WSU/UI Joint Activities, Strategies, and Accomplishments, June, 1991 

5 22

Report for Senate Bill 5996. Feasibility of Establishing Waste Management Education and Training Programs at Washington State University and Columbia Basin College, December 18, 1990 

5 23

Washington State Institute for Public Policy. Evaluating WorkFirst: Analyses of Cost-Effectiveness, Barriers to Employment, and Job Search Services, June 28, 2000 

6 1

Report on Student Evaluations of the World Civilizations Core at Washington State University, April 30, 1997 

6 2

Report on Student Comments from Evaluations of the World Civilizations Core, July 29, 1997 

6 3

Office of Writing Assessment. The Washington State University Writing Portfolio. First Findings: February 1993; May 1995. Internal Report #2, September 15, 1995 

6 4

Office of Writing Assessment. The Washington State University Writing Portfolio. Fourth Findings: June 1999; May 2001. Internal Report #5, January, 2002 

6 5

Preliminary Results from a Value-Added Study of WSU Undergraduate Writing, 1996 

6 6

WWAMI External Review Committee Report, January 9, 2002 

6 7

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