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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...

WSCUC Seeks Vice President- Educational Programming

Aug 30, 2016

WSCUC is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Vice President to lead the organization’s educational programming and events activities and to provide professional support to the Commission in order to ensure an efficient and effective accreditation process.

For more information please...

WSCUC Seeks New Vice President

Jul 13, 2016

WSCUC is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Vice President, to provide professional support to an assigned portfolio of institutions and to the Commission in order to ensure an efficient and effective accreditation process.

For more information please review the full ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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