WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Core Competencies


WSCUC has designated five competencies in which all undergraduate students should be proficient in when they graduate with a BA or BS degree. These competencies are written communication, critical thinking, oral communication, information literacy and quantitative reasoning, The Director of Assessment, Dr. Melissa Jordine, at California State University Fresno has worked directly with the Vice-Provost Dr. Dennis Nef to create a separate committee for each of the WSCUC core competencies. Each of the five committees is chaired or co-chaired by one of Fresno State's College Assessment Coordinators and consists of between three and five faculty members. These faculty develop, pilot and implement measures aligned to the specific core competency that is the focus of their committee. These faculty also participate in the evaluation of student work. The results are reviewed and analyzed by Dr. Melissa Jordine and the committee and a summary of the evaluation is shared internally and provided to WASC representatives. Fresno State's definition of at a point near graduation includes only those students with three or fewer semesters until they graduate but the semester in which they are completing the assessment is not counted as one of the three semesters. Students are asked to indicate when they will graduate instead of using junior and senior classification because of the number of Fresno State students who do not graduate in 4 years. 

Oral Communication was assessed during the 2016-2017 AY

Oral Communication Report Summary (Will be posted by December 2017)

Quantitative Reasoning is being Assessed in the 2017-2018 AY

This link will enable students to access and complete the Quantitative Reasoning Exam. Students have one hour to complete the initial survey questions and the exam. 

Fresno State Quantitative Reasoning Exam