Announcements

The 2017 WSCUC Academic Resource Conference is coming next month – be sure to make plans to join your colleagues at the ARC: 

April 19-21, 2017
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

The 2017 ARC will explore many timely and urgent questions surrounding the fulfillment of institutional mission in a rapidly changing higher education landscape. Highlights include: 

  • Plenary Speakers...

The Commission is requesting comments from the region on a draft proposal describing a new pathway for reaffirmation of accreditation that is a variant to the current review process. This new pathway, while as rigorous as the current institutional review process, will be a streamlined version of the Offsite Review and Accreditation Visit. A working group consisting of Commissioners and representatives from the region developed the pathway, called Themed Institutional Review for Reaffirmation...

Click here to view the Dues and Fees Schedule 2017-2018.

During the February 2017 Commission meeting, the Compliance Audit Policy and the Cooperation Among Accrediting Agencies Policy were retired, and Institutions within a System Policy was revised. 

The Compliance Audit Policy was developed under the old Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR) and Educational Effectiveness Review (EER) model described in the 2001 Handbook of Accreditation. At that time, a Compliance Audit Checklist was separately...

WSCUC is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Finance and Operations Director. The Director is responsible for all aspects of WSCUC’s accounting system and performance, annual audit, staff benefits, budgeting, grant management, safety and office facility operations.  The Director assists the President and COO with strategic financial planning, modeling, and cost analysis.

Full Position Description...

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is pleased to announce our new domain name- wscuc.org.

Links to the WSCUC website that use the wascsenior.org domain will be automatically redirected to wscuc.org and email sent to staff using their @wascsenior.org addresses will also be automatically forwarded.

Please whitelist the wscuc.org domain so that important communications are not interupted and update your bookmarks and address book records...

To conform to expectations in the Code of Federal Regulations concerning accreditation and substantive change, WSCUC has amended its Substantive Change Policy and supporting procedures effective July 1, 2017. The Commission, at its February 17, 2017 meeting approved revisions to the Substantive Change Policy, and acted to retire the Degree Level Approval...

Mary Ellen Petrisko, president of WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), has announced that she will retire at the end of 2017.

“I’ve been fortunate to serve in the higher education arena for more than three decades, including nearly 10 years working to strengthen postsecondary quality through accreditation,” Dr. Petrisko said. “I am proud of what we have accomplished at WSCUC during my time with the agency and know that the Commission will remain a staunch advocate...

This year the WSCUC reporting portal will be open from May 1 - May 31, 2017. All eligible, candidate and accredited institutions are required to update and submit annual report information during this time period. Click here to download a complete listing of the 2017 reporting elements.

ALOs will receive...

As announced by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, effective January 1, 2017, students enrolled in all California Corinthian Colleges campuses (including Heald Colleges) and California residents who were enrolled in an out-of-state Corinthian Colleges distance education program as of June 20, 2014, or withdrew within 120 days of this date, may be eligible for reimbursement from the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF).

Former Corinthian Colleges students who believe they...

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