Announcements

Public Meeting of the WASC Senior College & University Commission

Friday June 19, 2015

9 am - 10 am

Claremont Hotel 41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley, CA  

Room:  Napa 123 Mezzanine Level

The WASC Senior College and University Commission will hold its June 2015 meeting at the Claremont Hotel. Institutional representatives and members of the public are invited to observe the Commission’s public meeting as noted above.

 The public meeting will include:...

1. Periods of Accreditation Guidelines
Effective fall 2015, these guidelines establish periods of 6, 8, or 10 years between affirmation, reaffirmation or sanction of accreditation. Visits conducted prior to fall 2015 will follow the previous ranges of 5-7 years for initial accreditation, and 7-10 years for reaffirmation. 

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We are pleased to announce the results of the recent Commission election.

New Commissioners, elected to a three-year term, are: 

Margaret Gaston, Public Member, Founder and President with Gaston Educational Policy Association

Fernando Leon-...

ARC 2015 was held April 21-24 on the theme of Student Success: Higher Education’s Imperative at the Oakland Marriott with record participation: 1,020 participants, topping last year’s 1,013. Thanks to all who attended!

Photos are available here.

Slides and proposals from the ARC are available on workshop and session pages of the ...

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has been informed by Heald College that it is closing, effective April 27, 2015. Its parent company, Corinthian Colleges, Inc., has announced that it will cease operations effective immediately. As a regional accreditor, WSCUC works with institutions, not with individual students, faculty, and staff. We cannot provide individual guidance regarding next...

During its February 2015 meeting the Commission adopted the following policy changes.

1. New Gifts Policy

The Commission approved a new Gifts Policy to raise awareness of this existing practice as outlined in the Visit Process Guide. This policy is intended to make it easier for evaluators and staff, prior to a visit, to inform institutions that they may not accept...

As part of the upcoming revisions to the 2015 Handbook, the Commission clarified the language in CFR 1.2: “Educational objectives are widely recognized throughout the institution, are consistent with stated purposes, and are...

The 2015 WSCUC Annual Report period will be May 1-31, 2015. All eligible, candidate and accredited institutions are required to update and submit annual report sections during this time period.

The 2015 reporting elements will include the six new data elements that comprise the Graduation Rate...

At its November 2014 meeting, the Commission approved an extension of the 2014 Mid-Cycle Review pilot to include all institutions scheduled for a Mid-Cycle Review in 2015.

Institutions with Mid-Cycle Reviews in 2015 should read the updated resource page,...

According to federal regulations, institutions have the right to appeal an adverse Commission Action, and accrediting agencies are required to have appeals processes in place to accommodate such appeals. WSCUC has both an Adverse Action Review Process, outlined in the 2013 Handbook, and an...

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