WASC has commisssioned two sets of concept papers to inform the Accreditation Redesign. The first set, titled "Redesigning WASC Accreditation," was commissioned in January 2011 to guide the work of the redesign steering committee and task forces. The second set, titled "The Changing Ecology of Higher Education and its Impact on Accreditation," was commissioned in February 2013.
Concept Papers, Second Series: The Changing Ecology of Higher Education and its Impact on Accreditation
Download the complete set of concept papers here.
The New 'Ecology' of Higher Education: Challenges to Accreditation by Peter Ewell | Download PDF
New Ecosystems in Higher Education and What They Mean for Accreditation and Assessment by Richard DeMillo | Download PDF
From Educational Institutions to Learning Flows by the Institute for the Future | Download PDF
Thinking About Accreditation in a Rapidly Changing World by Paul LeBlanc | Download PDF
Changing Ecology: Towards Accreditation for Institutions Offering Courses, not Degrees by Sebastian Thrun |Download PDF
AASCU’s Red Balloon Project by George Mehaffy | Download PDF
The New Ecology of Higher Education: The Changing Faculty by Adrianna Kezar | Download PDF
The Nexus of For-Profit, International, and Accreditation by Denise DeZolt | Download PDF
New Ecology of Higher Education in Asia-Pacific: Implications for Accreditation by Molly Lee | Download PDF
Concept Papers, First Series: Redesigning WASC Accreditation