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WSCUC Receives Lumina Foundation Grant to Advance Leadership for...

Sep 22, 2016

WSCUC has received a three-year grant from the Lumina Foundation to develop and facilitate a Community of Practice comprised of WSCUC institutions in order to increase leadership for and institutional capacity in learning outcomes assessment. Institutions, through their participation, will...

For Immediate Release: WSCUC Applauds Enhanced Emphasis on...

Sep 19, 2016

WSCUC Applauds Enhanced Emphasis on College Graduation Rates

ALAMEDA, CA – As one of the seven regional higher education accreditors, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) today joined its Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C...

Message from the president regarding closure of ITT Technical...

Sep 7, 2016

As a result of the recent closure of ITT Technical Institutes nationwide, local ITT students are exploring opportunities to continue their education at other postsecondary institutions in our region.  Accordingly, I have reached out to several WSCUC member institutions with relevant program...

2017-19 Strategic Plan

Jul 11, 2016

The Commission has approved the WASC Senior College and University Commission Strategic Plan 2017-2019. Based in large part on the feedback received from representative member institution in focus groups last summer, this plan’s...

Focused Accreditation Pathway Working Group

Jul 11, 2016

After careful consideration, the Commission has authorized the development of a “Focused Accreditation Pathway,” a variant to the current review process for reaffirmation of accreditation.  This new pathway, while as rigorous as the current institutional review process, will be a streamlined...

A Statement from the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions...

Jul 11, 2016

June, 2016- The seven agencies comprising the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions are aware of, and disturbed by, a narrow definition of “student outcomes” that we find increasingly prevalent in public comment about higher education in general and accreditation in...

New process and procedures for non-degree programs

Jul 11, 2016

In order to conform with the expectations of the Department of Education, WSCUC has adjusted its definition of educational programs to include non-degree programs that bear academic credit. This change takes effect with any new programs, and associated locations, initiated July 1, 2016 or after...

Commission Policy Update- Seeking Public Comments

Jul 7, 2016

A revision to the Public Disclosure of Accreditation Documents and Commission Actions Policy is being circulated by the Commission to the region for public comment. This policy will be considered by the...

Welcome New Commissioners

Jun 30, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Nominating Committee’s proposed slate has been approved by the CEOs of the WSCUC-accredited institutions.

Our newly-elected Commissioners are:

1) Cynthia Baum, Chancellor, Argosy University
2) Bethami Dobkin,...

Connecting Credentials- Please Take This Survey

Jun 21, 2016

For the past year, WSCUC has been one of more than 100 organizational co-sponsors of the Connecting Credentials project. The Lumina Foundation is currently conducting a credential survey to learn more about the growing practice of embedding...

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