Peer Review Committees
In addition to the committees of the Commission, WASC has three committees that work closely with the staff throughout the year to carry out WASC's work in specified areas. These committees are:
Each committee is composed of representatives of institutions in the region, who are appointed annually in June by the President.
The committees meet in panels to review institutional reports and proposals. The committees also meet at least once annually to review and evaluate their work and make recommendations for improvement. The committees submit a report about their activities to the Commission annually.
If an institution's proposal or report is not accepted by a panel of a committee, the institution may ask the panel to reconsider its decision, by way of a written communication sent within 30 days of the decision being communicated to the institution. The institution's communication should contain relevant information and the basis or bases for the requested reconsideration. The panel that reviewed the institution's report or proposal will review the request and make a decision within 30 days of the date of the request, and this decision will be communicated promptly to the institution. If the panel does not reverse its initial decision, the institution may ask the Executive Committee of the Commission to reconsider the matter by way of a written communication in writing within 30 days of the date when the panel's denial of the request for reconsideration is communicated. The Executive Committee will consider the request within 60 days of receipt and will communicate its decision promptly. The Executive Committee's decision is final.