On February 22, 2013, WASC Commissioners unanimously approved the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation.
President Ralph Wolff and members of the Accreditation Redesign Steering Committee presented on the status of the accreditation redesign particularly related to the draft 2013 Handbook of Accre
As part of its ongoing work to help make accreditation and higher education more transparent and more accountable, the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of
At its June 2012 meeting, the Commission approved sending the graduate level instructions, glossary, narrative questions, and templates out to the WASC region for comment.
At the June 2012 Commission meeting the undergraduate instructions, narrative questions, glossary, and templates were approved for use by the WASC region.
Dear Chief Executive Officers, Chief Academic Officers, Accrediting Liaison Officers, and Interested Parties:
An Open Letter to WASC Senior College Commission Institutions
RE: Update on the Accreditation Redesign
Peer reviewers with expertise in retention and graduation (R & G) will review data submitted triennially by the institution.
The Commission invited additional input from the region on the Comission Action on the Accrediting Red
Following a public hearing and extensive discussion at the Commission meeting, the Commission has approved the first stage of the accreditation redesign process.
At its November 2-4, 2011 meeting, the Commission decided to continue to study and receive comment from the region on the
Over 350 individuals from institutions in the WASC region participated in the inaugural WASC Resource Fairs to explore some of the resources and approaches that can be used to assess graduation pro
WASC undertook an extensive accreditation redesign in 2001 to become outcomes focused, followed by an update to the Handbook of Accreditation in 2008.
The WASC Accreditation Redesign materials have been released for public comment.
Many draft versions of the new re-accreditation Institutional Review Process have been circulating the WASC region.
Alameda, California—The Senior College Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges President Ralph A.
The steering committee includes members of the Commission as well as non-Commission members, who have first-hand experience with the WASC visit process and would bring an institutional perspect
The following concept papers were commissioned to help inform the thinking of the Handbook Steering Committee. We welcome your feedback on these thought provoking essays.
The following working groups and Task Forces have been convened in order support and inform the Handbook Steering Committee and the handbook revision process.