The Commission

The WASC Senior College and University Commission is committed to serving the public and its institutions. Our chief goals are to:

    • Promote institutional engagement in issues of educational effectiveness and student learning
    • Develop a culture of evidence that informs decision making
    • Foster active interchange among public and independent institutions
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    Featured Commissioner

    Shari L. Francis was elected to the Commission in 2017 as a public member.  Most recently, she was Vice President for State Relations at the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  She designed and managed the State Partnership Program, a system for conducting joint state and national accreditation reviews of teacher education programs. During her 23 year tenure at NCATE, the Partnerships functioned in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico.  In addition, Ms.

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