University of California 2009 Accountability Report

Campus Profiles

The University of California campuses prepare each year a variety of reports designed to demonstrate accountability and stewardship to the public. Below are two of those reports — the Accountability Profile and the Campus Portrait. While their purpose and content are similar, they differ in several important ways. The Accountability Profile is part of UC's annual Accountability Report. In it, each UC campus describes itself in its own words, expressing its mission, accomplishments and challenges across a wide variety of areas. The categories are broad and campuses were free to choose their topics and presentation formats. The Campus Portrait primarily contains standardized information about undergraduate education. Modeled on the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) College Portrait, it is designed to present information about undergraduate education in a way that is accessible, understandable and easily comparable to other colleges and universities. Since the University of California is a research university, its Campus Portraits also contain information about graduate and professional education; however, this portion of the information is not standardized across institutions.