Assessment at Claremont McKenna College
Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR)
The Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR) is designed to enable the Commission to determine whether CMC fulfills its Core Commitment to Institutional Capacity: The institution functions with clear purposes, high levels of institutional integrity, fiscal stability, and organizational structures and processes to fulfill its purposes. In keeping with the Commission’s goals of focusing institutional efforts in the accreditation process on issues of importance, building a culture of evidence, reducing the burden of the accreditation review and enhancing the value of the process, the Capacity and Preparatory Review is intended to be a focused review which includes a site visit with clearly defined purposes and procedures.
The Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR) was submitted in July 2009. In this review, CMC is asked to clarify our institutional purposes and direction; to clarify our infrastructure to support student learning outcomes through support for scholarship, program reviews, the establishment of learning outcomes and the data gathering processes and evidence systems used to determine educational results. CMC is asked to describe our organizational; structures and decision-making processes and to evaluate our core resources such as faculty, staff, finances, library resources and IT.
2009 CMC Visiting Team Report - PDF (access required)
WASC Letter To President 3-5-2010 - PDF (access required)