The Institutional Proposal is the first stage in the reaccreditation review cycle and guides the entire review process. It introduces the themes and their research questions that the campus has selected for in-depth study and establishes a framework for connecting the campus context and priorities with the Standards of Accreditation. Once accepted by WASC, the proposal serves as the primary basis for both the institutional self-review and team evaluations.

The Proposal was developed by the WASC Steering Committee and was submitted to WASC on May 14, 2010.