Announcements

At issue for some time has been California’s compliance with the following requirement in federal regulations: “The State must have a process or processes, applicable to all higher education institutions, to review and appropriately act on complaints concerning the institution, including enforcement of applicable State laws.” To resolve this issue, a State Authorization Agreement has now been finalized and will be reflected in California state law, authorizing the Bureau for Private...

During its summer 2015 meeting, the Commission adopted the following:

 

The Commission requests...

Beginning August 2015, the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) will be the custodian for transcripts for students previously at Heald College.

For information on debt forgiveness for Heald students, please visit the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Federal...

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...

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