A committee set up for managing academic appeals.
Woodbury list of courses, programs, degrees, and departments.
|Online Statement on Academic Freedom|
Academic Program Review documents that our academic programs are vigorous and lead help the university achieve the goals of its mission, that they lead to student success, that they have high quality, that they seek continuous improvement, and that the resources that they generate or use are in keeping with all those goals.
Academic policies and procedures for new programs, minor modifications, and major revision.
Quarterly newsletter about faculty accomplishments.
Woodbury University has the strategic goal of achieving the highest level of accreditation in every program. In addition to program-level accreditation, Woodbury University is accredited by WASC on a university-wide level.
We are currently applying for this business accreditation.
|Business School Website|
Woodbury maintains the business ACBSP accreditation. We are currently going thru the renewal process.
Woodbury has had the CIDA (previously FIDER) accreditation since 1991 in the Interior Architecture program.
Woodbury has been accreditated by NAAB since 1994.
We are currently applying for NASAD accreditation. While we have received the study report, we are still awaiting the final decision.
The is the primary university-level accreditation that Woodbury maintains.
Plan for campus re-use after the new building come online in Spring 2008.
Requirements are listed in the referenced file, as well as in the Catalog.
A number of advisory boards are used to gather input from external constituencies.
Alumni Affairs is responsible for getting input & feedback from Alumni. They are currently working on an alumni survey to gather information on placement rates.
A number of alumni surveys were conducted during summer 2007.
Articulation Agreements are developed with community colleges in order to facilitate the transfer process to Woodbury. They provide a course selection pathway to fulfilling lower division major and general education requirements at the community college. Woodbury currently has 25 formal signed agreements, as well as several others in final review at the community college. In addition, 12 more are pending the approval of 2007-09 curriculum changes and faculty review. According to the Registrar's Office, an increasing number of transfer students are entering Woodbury having utilized these agreements. Woodbury maintains membership in SCIAC (the Southern California Intersegmental Articulation Council), and the Articulation Officer attends regional conferences. Membership in this organization includes community colleges and most 4-year institutions both public and private
OSDAS administers competency tests to incoming students in math, english, and computer skills. Students are then assigned to remedial courses to make up any skill deficiencies.
BEAMS is a project currently gathering information on student success. BEAMS will become the WASC SSTF (Student Success Task Force).
The Board of Trustees contains several committees to oversee specific aspects of Woodbury University operations.
The "Budget Advisory Committee" prioritizes spending on non-routine purchases if there is anticipated extra funds. It does not have a formal charter. The committee meets on a yearly basis in the Spring semester, using audited financial data and post-fall budgets for the previous period. Committee members are drawn from all major divisions on campus.
The budget process leads to institutional priorities & alignment with strategic plan.
Plan maintained by Lou Nadorf (member of the Board of Trustees) to plan for physical campus needs.
Campus Security provides escorts and manages campus security
|Campus Safety Website|
Woodbury programs have capstone courses in each program. BEAMS is currently investigating these capstones to better integrate curriculur & extra-curricular program.
|Architecture 5th Year Project|
Data collected on incoming students.
Information literacy courses taught by the library. 209 students attended various sections of this course during the 2005-2006 academic year. 233 students attended bibliographic instruction sessions during the 2005-2006 academic year. Syllabi are available through IQ Web.
The attached document lists and describes the different committees on campus, their purpose, and their membership.
This was completed early in the WASC reaccrediation process. It describes how members of the committees view their work as being related to the 4 WASC themes.
Data collected on incoming students.
Assorted reports on student diversity and composition.
A document maintained by IT that records department requested tasks.
The departmental missions, objectives, and goals were created as part of the administrative side of the MAP (master academic plan).
This report on diversity is to be created by the AVP.
Committee looking at academic programs, APR, and the MAP.
Enrollment Reports generated by the Admissions office, showing numbers broken down by program.
This is a service used for benchmarking student services.
External audits are conducted for IT Security, HR, and Financials. Please see the requited data exhibit library for the audited financial statements.
The professional development program is intended to support the following: a. Scholarly activities leading to publication or presentation b. Creative endeavors and presentation or publication of works of art or design. c. Professional activities leading to enhanced performance in the classroom d. Educational activities leading to enhanced performance in the classroom Each year, grants of up to $2,500 are awarded to full-time and adjunct faculty for various projects. And each year, faculty who received grants participate in a symposium to present their projects to the rest of the Woodbury University community.
|IETL Development Budget|
The Faculty benefits package includes tuition remission, medical, dental, life, LTD, retirement, and several other benefits. Wellness program is offered by the Campus Counselor and Healthcare office. Faculty have a formal pay scale and promotion system.
Faculty contract renewal and teaching & learning requirements are listed in the Faculty Handbook.
Budget for IETL conferences, sabbaticals, and other activities.
Adjuncts are evaluated every term by having either their Chair, or the Director of the IETL observe a class. New faculty are have a 3 year probation period, during which time they are also subject to classroom observation. All faculty courses have anonymous online student surveys.
Contains information on policies and procedures for staff.
Adjunct faculty receive orientations with ITEL & department. New full-time faculty have one-on-one with chair & a senior faculty mentor assigned.
|Faculty Orientation Document|
Faculty are expected to stay current with teaching techniques and their field in order to be promoted.
Faculty positions are widely advertised. Search committees are formed and to assist in the search process.
Woodbury has had 10 semester-long sabbaticals since Fall 2005 for full-time faculty.
Faculty stipends are available for them to work on special projects, such as the Study Abroad program.
Faculty departments have travel budgets that help fund their professional development. The administration / allocation of these budgets is done on a department level.
"Awards for students and faculty in Architecture, Fashion, and Design. Description in document. ""We have had 20 students proposals each year and 14 faculty. The first year the requests were over $160,000 and this past year over $120,000. We have only given out the award 2 years but will be funded into perpetuity. (Rose Nielson)"
Presentation of the Reaccreditation process to the WU community.
Presentation of the Institutional Proposal process to the WU community, and the resulting development of the 6 principles.
The Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning strives to be a partner in advancing and sustaining the teaching and learning process at Woodbury University. IETL envisions learning environments where the more effective the pedagogy, the more dynamic the student learning. The Institute enhances the professional growth of faculty, both full-time and adjunct, and instructional staff through services, programs and resources dedicated to more significant learning experiences for Woodbury students.
This committee advises the President on the directions for the development of technology on the campus, including use of internet services and web for faculty, staff, and student support, including technologically mediated teaching.
Formed in the 2006-2007 school year.
Woodbury hired an Institutional Researcher in Fall 2006.
|Institutional Research Website|
Results of working thru the WASC Institutional Self-Review Worksheet. Walks thru the CPR standards with comments and rankings from the Woodbury community. Held during a Faculty Association Meeting.
This document contains department-level indicators of educational effectiveness.
IPEDs are a system of reports filled in each year, and reported to the federal government. Statistics are available for comparing institutions. IPEDs for past years are available on the Institutional Research website.
Woodbury University's Course Management System. It also assists in academic advising.
The website used by the IR office for posting information.
Human subject experimentation policies and procedures. (http://www.woodbury.edu/woodbury2.aspx?pgID=1622)
Woodbury has been developing internal performance measures for nonacademic units and academic units for the past several years. These metrics are used in a cabinet level meetings for performance evaluation and status.
"The different labs on campus each have safety policies. Labs in include woodshops (Vic Liptak), IT (Victor Nasol), physics lab (Rao Checkuri), biology (Phil Pack), and photography (Sue Vessella) Physics Lab Policies: We eliminated conventional Bunsen Burners. Instead we now use hot plates. Students wear mittens when conducting heat experiments. We don't have chemicals. (Rao Chekuri 2/26/2007)"
Woodbury is currently looking at campus-wide activities thru our 6 core principles. These will lead to a unified Master Academic Plan that will look at enrollment, FTEs, full/part-time faculty, new programs, schools, and department SWAT analysis.
The Marketing Campaing at Woodbury University is managed by Don St. Claire (VP).
These documents were recently revised as a result of the ID1 & ID2 community events.
|Documents about the new mission|
National Survey of Student Engagement
OASIS offers a variety of student support services. See attached documents for more information.
Currently being assembled by HR
Student Affairs & OASIS were combined in 2006-2007 school year to better offer services to students.
The course helps students learn from their experience of being part of the university community. Through understanding and meeting the challenges of this new and different environment, students develop strategies and techniques to survive and succeed.
Placement exams assign students to the appropriate remedial courses and provide institutional data on their educational preparation.
The WU Policies & Procedures manual contains information about staff member working conditions, rights, and responsibilities. Also attached are supplementary documents.
Website used to improve communications and target specific audiences. Being implemented during the 2007 calendar year.
Several different programs on campus use portfolios. These range from design portfolios to electronic writing portfolios.
The Presidential Committees involve the community in a number of high-level planning tasks. They include members from the community, and touch on budget, computer, space planning, and sustainability.
|Budget Advisor Information||Information Technology Steering Committee|
The School of Media, Culture, & Design brings together multiple avenues of inquiry that produce the critical skills and knowledge needed for students to excel in their chosen discipline. We prepare students to live in the global community as innovative problem-solvers and to work in its wide variety of cultural industries as fully creative, critically aware, and socially responsible individuals.
SENCER stands for Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibility. The SENCER embraces the Social Responsibility part of six principles. Social Responsibility: Social responsibility no longer is an option for the educated. At base, social responsibility implies a respect for the planet, a respect for its people and the environment. It asserts that all action has impact on the planet and that understanding that impact and accepting responsibility for of one’s actions is the moral and ethical condition for the educated global citizen. Civic engagement has come to embrace principles of sustainability as well as social justice. We enhance learning in science education and foster civic engagement by teaching math and science courses through complex, capacious, and unsolved public issues. We also foster civic engagement by having students apply the content knowledge they learn in our existing courses to the social issues.
These are maintained by OSDAS.
"The Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) program assist our new students in the transition from high school or another college to Woodbury University. SOAR teaches our new students about the academic policies and procedures as well as support services that Woodbury University provides. Furthermore, our students learn valuable resources such as financial aid, IQ Web, and meet with a faculty advisor to assist them in planning out their first semester. Students also have the opportunity to build friendships with their peers which helps create a community that adds to our existing student body. Hard copies of the SOAR evaluation forms are available from Emmanuel Lopez."
Oversees classroom assignments and planning issues in regard to problems with access & ADA
Competitive benefits package including tuition remission, medical, dental, life, LTD, retirement, etc… Wellness program from Campus Counselor and Healthcare office. Formal pay scale and promotion system.
Staff have comprehensive job descriptions describing roles and qualifications. Salary system classification system for compensation across all campus department.
Staff have a comprehensive orientation and breakfast with the President. Buddy system helps them become oriented to the campus.
Woodbury University's Strategic Plan is a document guiding our decision making.
|Strategic Planning Document Library|
See the <a href="DispForm.aspx?ID=289">Strategic Plan</a>
...[Students] create a fully-realized design project based on a program and site of their own choice. Central to the success of this project is the development of a critical position that is manifest in the project program and design approach. Students must demonstrate the application of theoretical research and positioning, plus the ability to integrate site, program and other design issues (developed in AR 448) in a self-initiated comprehensive architectural design project through a rigorous level of work which is clearly resolved, demonstrating a high degree of critical thinking, skill and craft. (excerpt from syllabus)
Student advising is coordinated by OSDAS and Faculty Advisors.
|Student Advising Survey Results|
These surveys were run in Fall 2005 to evaluate the effectiveness of changes from the Title V grant.
This is being researched & developed by BEAMs. See that section for more information.
These are anonymous evaluations done by students for each class at Woodbury.
The Associated Student Government provides input to faculty & administration.
The student handbook is maintained by OSDAS.
The VPA's Office (OSDAS) handles exceptional cases. See Standard 1 Q. 4 in Integrity for more information.
As of Spring 2007, we have 12 academic organizations, 5 cultural, 6 greek, and 4 miscellaneous student groups.
These are managed by OSDAS. See the linked location for travel policies & procedures, forms, and waivers.
Several study-abroad summer programs are in active operation. These include trips to South America, Italy, China, and other nations.
Presidential Committee on sustainability
We were awarded two Title V grants, one of which was a cooperative with a local community college. Attached are the grant applications and the final reports.
A simple document containing key information about the university. These are maintained by the President's office.
As per the faculty senate minutes:
WASC Policy on Off-Campus Programs and Distance Education – Barbara Bowley stated that the Senate needs to agree to it and direct the Curriculum Committee accordingly. E.B. Gendel moved to accept, Christine Carmichael seconded, and there was unanimous acceptance.
This website contains information about the WASC reaccreditation process.
The Writing Center is administered by the English Department, and offers services to students in the main OSDAS student center.
Describes the 9 highest priorities in the CPR 4 standards as identified by the WU community.