Apr 17, 2014

The WASC Senior College and University Commission has approved a 2014-15 budget, in the framework of a three-year budget plan. The plan includes dues and fees increases across this period, beginning with a 7% dues increase for the coming year and proposed 5% increases for the two subsequent years. A number of fees are also being increased,...

Apr 09, 2014

The WASC Senior College and University Commission Nominating Committee recently solicited nominations to fill vacancies on the Commission. At the conclusion of the nominee submission period a total of twenty-one nominations were received for...

Apr 02, 2014

You may have noticed that we have begun to use “WSCUC” as the acronym for “WASC Senior College and University Commission,” our new legal name that went into effect when we became a separate and independent organization on July 1, 2013. We will no longer be using “WASC” alone as an abbreviation in writing, as both the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, WASC and the Accrediting Commission for Schools, WASC also include that acronym in their titles.

Mar 26, 2014

On March 14, 2014, WSCUC hosted a Changing Ecology Learn Work Symposium, funded in part by the Lumina Foundation. The symposium brought together members of the Commission, members of the Substantive Change Committee, institutional representatives, and other experts to discuss two topics related to the changing ecology of higher education: 1) Emerging Business Models and 2) Contracts with Unaccredited...

Mar 17, 2014

In July 2013, WSCUC issued the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation, in which institutions are asked to demonstrate their contributions to the public good. This focus on public good is included in the Core Commitments, the Standards (Standard 1, CFR 1.1, CFR 2.2a) and in component 1 of the institutional report. The Public Good Resource Guide is intended to be a...

Feb 26, 2014

This year the WASC reporting website will be open from April 15- May 15, 2014. ALOs will receive complete login instructions via email April 14, 2014. If you need to update or change information regarding the ALO in preparation for this communication please do so immediately via the Change of Key Personnel form.


Highlights of What’s New

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Jan 24, 2014

Beginning in 2014, WASC Senior College and University Commission will begin instituting a "Mid-Cycle Review" of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation. Click here for a complete explanation of the Mid-Cycle Review and answers to frequently asked questions.

Jan 13, 2014

The WASC Senior College and University Commission Nominating Committee is seeking nominations to fill a number of vacancies open for election or re-election.

The Commission seeks to fill several additional vacancies this year to allow for more regularized rotations onto the Commission and to provide a broader representation of constituents. New commissioners will also oversee the continued implementation of the...

Oct 23, 2013

WASC has developed and published three new tools to help you access and use the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation.

Oct 23, 2013

In its first four years, the Assessment Leadership Academy, a competitive 10-month program of study, has trained over 120 individuals to serve as assessment leaders at their institutions, on WASC committees, and on evaluation teams. We will be to accepting applications for the fifth cohort November 15, 2013 - February 15, 2014. For details, go to .