SAS received permission from WASC to conduct a non-traditional Focus on Learning by focusing the self-study on five of the desired student learning outcomes (DSLOs): character, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, and critical thinking. The purpose of completing the self-study around these five DSLOs is to establish baseline programmatic data to complement the research and development process that is simultaneously occurring. The gap analysis between these two sets of information will inform the next strategic plan, helping SAS to move to the next level of excellence.

Chapter 4 overviews findings of four categories: Organization for Student Learning, Desired Student Learning Outcomes, Support for Student Personal and Academic Growth, and Resource Management and Development. For information about the traditional category on curriculum, instruction, and assessment, refer to Appendix A.

Chapter IV: Self-Study Findings