Eligibility Review Committee Responsibilities

The Eligibility Review Committee (ERC) conducts reviews of the applications received from institutions seeking eligibility to determine if the institution:

  • Fits within the scope of institutions which WSCUC would likely accredit in terms of type and scope of program(s), and the applicant’s self-definition within the higher education community
  • Meets each of the Eligibility criteria published in “How to Become Accredited” and provides specific feedback on those Criteria which the applicant does not meet
  • Demonstrates sufficient resources in terms of finances, leadership, constituent support, and depth of planning to show promise of moving on to Candidacy and Initial Accreditation within the timeframes approved by the Commission

Panels of the Eligibility Review Committee meet via conference call on an as-needed basis to review Eligibility applications.

The Eligibility Review Committee is a peer review committee.

Resources for Members of the Eligibility Review Committee

Committee Charges: Outlines the roles and responsibilities of the three non-Commission WSCUC committees, including Interim Report Committee, Eligibility Review Committee, and Substantive Change Committee.

Conflict of Interest Policy: Outlines WSCUC’s conflict of interest policy for committee members.

Standards of Ethical Conduct and Declaration of Conflicts of Interest Form: Agreement form to be completed by all ERC members regarding WSCUC’s standards of ethical conduct and conflict of interest policy.