The Finding Aid for the Pepperdine University Accreditation Collection 0074

Finding aid prepared by Jamie Henricks, Lindsey Gant, and Katie Richardson
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA, 90263-4786
(310) 506-4434
specialcollections@pepperdine.edu
February 2014


Title: Pepperdine University Accreditation Collection
Identifier/Call Number: 0074
Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.0 linear feet (4 boxes)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1950-1993
Date (inclusive): 1938-2005
Abstract: The collection contains files related to accreditation of Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University from 1938 to 2005. Most items are reports submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or the previous accreditation body, the Western College Association and the California State Board of Education, or reports returned to Pepperdine after accreditation visits and evaluations. Other items include articles, correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes.

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Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Pepperdine University Accreditation Collection, Collection no. 0074, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Materials in the collection were collected from the University Archives files.

Historical note

Pepperdine University is accredited by WASC, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Pepperdine College was first accredited in 1949, by an earlier accreditation board. Accreditation is an ongoing process requiring significant data collection, many reports, and visits by WASC staff to Pepperdine's campuses. The process is designed to provide data and information for better understanding university goals, infrastructure, processes, and its own progress. (Five other academic bodies also accredit Pepperdine, but the majority of the reports are from WASC.) WASC was formed in 1962, and accredited all institutions previously accredited by the Association of American Universities, North Central Association.

Scope and Content

The collection contains files related to accreditation of Pepperdine College and Pepperdine University from 1938 to 2005. Most items are reports submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or the previous accreditation body, the Western College Association and the California State Board of Education, or reports returned to Pepperdine after accreditation visits and evaluations. Other items include articles, correspondence, memoranda, and meeting minutes related to the accreditation of Pepperdine.

Arrangement

The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Reports and Publications and 2. Correspondence, Memoranda, and Meeting Minutes. Within each series, folders are arranged in chronological order.

Related Archival Materials

Other collections with files about accreditation include the Howard A. White Papers and the M. Norvel and Helen Young Papers.

Processing Information note

The collection was arranged and described by Jamie Henricks and Lindsey Gant in January, 2013. The finding aid was updated by Lindsey Gant and Katie Richardson in February, 2014.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Pepperdine College.
Pepperdine University.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (U.S.).
Accreditation (Education)
Correspondence
Education, Higher--California
Memorandums
Minutes
Reports

Box 1-4

Series 1: Reports and Publications 1938-2005

Box 1

"Basic Issues in Accreditation of Teacher Education" by William K. Selden undated

Box 1

Progress Report and Initial Recommendations Malibu Planning Committee undated

Box 1

Report of the Visiting Committee of the Committee of Education to the California State Board of Education Concerning George Pepperdine College undated

Box 1

Accreditation Clippings- The Graphic vol 1, no 21 1938 April 27

Box 1

Report to the Accreditation Committee- State Board of Education Concerning George Pepperdine College 1948 May 5

Box 1

Report of the Visiting Committee of the Committee of Accreditation of the California State Board of Education Concerning George Pepperdine College 1950

Box 1

Report of Pepperdine College to the California State Board of Education and to the Western College Association 1953 October

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Report to the Committee on Accreditation of the State Board of Education on George Pepperdine College 1953 December

Box 1

Manual of Instructions: For Preparation of Application of Accreditation 1955 July 1

Box 1

Suggested Criteria for Evaluation of Teacher Education Curriculums 1955 December

Box 1

Guide for Self-Evaluation and Accreditation of Higher Schools 1957

Box 1

Report of Pepperdine College to the California State Board of Education 1957 January 30

Box 1

Pepperdine College Report for the Accreditation Committees of the Western College Association 1958

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Report of the Western College Visiting Committee on Pepperdine College 1959 January 12-13

Box 1

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 1960

Box 1

Pepperdine College Report for the Accreditation Committees of the Western College Association 1960 October

Box 1

Pepperdine College Accreditation Report Prepared for the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools 1960 November

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Report of the Western College Association Visiting Committee for Pepperdine College 1960 December 4-6

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Report of the Visitation Committee for Pepperdine College to the Committee on Accreditation of the California State Board of Education 1960 December 5-6

Physical Description: (1 Copy)
Box 1

Evaluation Report on Pepperdine College 1961 January

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Accreditation Schedules: Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 1963

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Report to the California State Board of Education 1964 May

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Report to the California State Board of Education 1964 October

Box 1

Accreditation Report of the Librarian 1965 September

Box 1

Pepperdine College Report for the Accreditation Committees of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1965 October

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Education Report of Visiting Committee on Pepperdine College 1965 November 3-5

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 1

Accreditation Report to the Department of Education State of California- Pepperdine College 1969 January

Box 1

Report to Committee on Accreditation: Credential Programs for which Pepperdine College is Requesting Re-Accreditation 1969 January

Box 2

Pepperdine College Report for the Accreditation Committees of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges- Part I 1970 October

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 2

Pepperdine College Report for the Accreditation Committees of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges- Part II and III 1970 October

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 2

Report of Visiting Committee: Committee on Accreditation 1970 December 1-3

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 2

Report on the Visit to Pepperdine College 1970 December 1-4

Box 2

Report for the Accreditation Committee of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1974 January

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 2

University Wide Reports for Accreditation circa 1978

Box 2

Pepperdine Libraries Self-Study 1978

Box 2

Accreditation Report for WASC Visitation: Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education 1978 August

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 2

Reaccreditation Report Submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1978 November

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 2

Report for the Accreditation Committee- School of Business and Management 1978-1979

Box 2

WASC Self-Study for Seaver College 1978-1979

Box 2

WASC Accreditation Review 1979

Box 2

Handbook of Accreditation: Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities 1979 January

Box 2

Response to Accreditation Review 1979 May 31

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 2

Biographical Data on WASC Team Members 1982

Box 2

Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities- WASC 1982 March

Box 2

Self-Study Report for Reaffirmation of Regional Accreditation by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1982 July 1

Box 2

Documentation for Submission with Self-Study Report for Reaffirmation of Regional Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1982 July 1

Box 2

Standard 5 of the Self-Study Report fo Reaffirmation of Regional Accreditation by The Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1982 July 1

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 3

Supplements to Self-Study Report 1982 October

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 3

Final Evaluation Report of the Visiting Team of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1983 January

Box 3

Pepperdine University Libraries: Pepperdine Automated Integrated Library System "PAILS" 1983 April

Box 3

History of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1962-1987 1987 April 10

Box 3

Fifth-Year Report for Reaffirmation of Regional Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1987 October

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 3

WASC Team Reaffirmation Accreditation Visit 1992 October 20-23

Physical Description: (2 Copies)

Scope and Content

This report also includes an inter-office memo from Nancy Magnusson Fagan to the University community in regards to the WASC team reaffirmation accreditation visit, sent on March 8, 1993.
Box 3

Self-Study: In Support of Application for Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1992 August

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 3

Appendices to the Self-Study: In Support of Application for Reaffirmation of Accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges 1992 August

Physical Description: (2 Copies)
Box 3

Multiple and Single Subjects Credential: Program Standards Response 2000 March

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 3

Self Study: Appendices Submitted to the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Book One of Two 2000 August

Box 3

WASC Handbook of Accreditation 2001

Box 3

Standards of Program Quality and Effectiveness for the Subject Matter Requirement for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- Book One 2003 March 27

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 3

Standards of Program Quality and Effectiveness for the Subject Matter Requirement for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- Book Two 2003 March 27

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 3

Standards of Program Quality and Effectiveness for the Subject Matter Requirement for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- Book Three 2003 March 27

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 4

Standards of Program Quality and Effectiveness for the Subject Matter Requirement for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential- Book Four 2003 March 27

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 4

Resubmission and Response to California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Regarding Standards of Program Quality and Effectiveness for the Subject Matter Requirement for the Multiple Subject Teaching Credential 2003 May 29

Physical Description: (2 Folders)
Box 4

Self-Study Application for Initial Accreditation for Didactic Program in Dietetics- Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education 2005 January 18

Physical Description: (3 Folders)
Box 4

Series 2: Correspondence, Memoranda, and Meeting Minutes 1947-1993

Box 4

Correspondence 1947-1952

Box 4

Correspondence 1953-1957

Box 4

Correspondence and Course Information- Department of Education 1958

Box 4

Correspondence 1958-1974

Box 4

Correspondence 1980-1981

Box 4

Correspondence 1982

Physical Description: (3 Folders)
Box 4

Departmental Council Meetings 1960-1965

Box 4

Departmental Council Meetings 1965-1978

Box 4

Pepperdine Inter-Office Memoranda 1970 May-September

Box 4

Pepperdine Inter-Office Memoranda 1981

Box 4

Pepperdine Inter-Office Memoranda 1982

Box 4

Pepperdine Inter-Office Memoranda 1986-1987

Box 4

Pepperdine Inter-Office Memoranda 1992-1993