Capacity and Preparatory Review

This report served two purposes:

  1. To demonstrate that Harvey Mudd College “functions with clear purposes, high levels of institutional integrity, fiscal stability, and organizational structures and processes to fulfill its purposes.”
  2. To demonstrate that the institution is prepared to fulfill its obligations for the Educational Effectiveness Review.

The Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR) report for Harvey Mudd College was submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities on July 1, 2009. Below are links to the key documents that comprised Harvey Mudd College’s 2009 CPR Report.

Site Visit

Harvey Mudd College hosted a site visit in conjunction with the CPR report October 6 – 8, 2009. The following individuals comprised the college’s distinguished team of external evaluators:

Dennis D. Berkey (Team Chair)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Brian Klunk (Asst. Team Chair)
Chair and Associate Professor
University of the Pacific

Susan A. Ambrose
Associate Provost for Education
Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence
Teaching Professor, Department of History
Carnegie Mellon University

Alma R. Clayton-Pedersen
Vice President for Education and Institutional Renewal
Association of American Colleges and Universities

Dean Fraga
Associate Professor of Biology
The College of Wooster

John C. Meerts
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Wesleyan University

Akula Venkatram
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Riverside

Visiting Team Final Report

Harvey Mudd College received the visiting team’s final report (PDF) on the Capacity and Preparatory Review visit on November 30, 2009.

Commission Action Letter

Harvey Mudd College received the WASC Commission Action Letter (PDF) on March 5, 2010, which reaffirmed the findings and recommendations outlined in the visiting team’s report, and authorized Harvey Mudd College to proceed with the third phase of the reaccreditation process, the Educational Effectiveness Review.

Contact information

Laura Palucki Blake
Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness