Baccalaureate Task Force

In April 2016, President Gaudino called for the creation of a Baccalaureate Task Force to define undergraduate student success at Central Washington University by answering the following questions:

  • Why should students choose to pursue their education at Central rather than at other universities?
  • What does it mean to earn a baccalaureate degree at Central Washington University?
  • To what extent does Central's General Education curriculum serve the needs of today's undergraduates and prepare them for post-baccalaureate success?
  • In what ways are students fundamentally different after their experiences with the Central Washington community - faculty, staff, administrators, and fellow students?
  • How do the answers to the above questions impact the University Strategic Plan, Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accreditation, and future academic planning at our institution for the variaty of demographic groups served through the University Centers, online programming, and on the Ellensburg residential campus?

Together, the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Senate created the Baccalaureate Task Force which, in turn, created and charged eight primary work groups:

  • Academic Advising (jointly appointed)
  • Developmental Programs
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Honors (jointly appointed)
  • Interdisciplinary Programs
  • Online and Multi-Modal Learning
  • Transfer Students
  • University Centers
The work group reports submitted in Spring 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018 offer answers to the questions above and highlight important aspects of CWU's mission fulfillment

Download the Executive Summary (PDF) to learn more about how Central Washington University answers these questions.

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