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The public is invited to observe the Commission’s public meeting on Friday June 25, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PDT via a webinar.  The link is not currently active. It will become active a few moments before the public meeting begins.

The public meeting may include the following reports:

  • Audit Committee
  • Finance & Operations Committee
  • Accreditation Policy &...

May 12, 2021

WSCUC applauds the Postsecondary Value Commission for advancing the conversation about public and individual value of higher education, and especially for underlining boldly that equity and evidence matter.

One of WSCUC’s priority initiatives, “Better Conversations, Better Data,” supported by The Lumina Foundation, aligns with the PVC report in focusing on using data in the accreditation process to better understand whether institutions are...

April 30, 2021

Read President Studley’s opening speech to ARC2021, the WSCUC annual meeting, here.

Read Pres. Studley’ s opening speech to ARC2021...

March 31, 2021

Using a simple attestation process, WSCUC institutions may seek authorization for their programs currently approved only for on-site instruction to be delivered by remote delivery due to disruptions from Covid-19 for fall terms beginning by December 31, 2021. Further explanation and the form for seeking authorization are here. An institution is not obligated to...

March 24, 2021

WSCUC APPROVES FIRST ROUND OF ACCREDITATIONS UNDER STREAMLINED ALTERNATIVE MODEL

Eight Institutions Pioneer Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation

At its February 2021 meeting the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) granted reaffirmation to the...

March 10, 2021

As the world grapples with COVID, WSCUC would like to take this moment to thank the many institutions – including students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who are working tirelessly to assist with COVID efforts. Not only are many nursing and health science students working at vaccination sites, but institutions are opening their entire campuses to serve as mass vaccination sites for their communities. We want to thank each and every one of you and...

March 10, 2021

WSCUC is seeking public comments on proposed changes to two policies that have been impacted by changes in federal regulations that took effect on July 1, 2020. Click the links below for more information about each policy. Please send comments to policies [at] wscuc.org by May 21, 2021. Revised policies reflecting comments will be reviewed and...

WSCUC’s Peer Benchmarking Pilot Project identifies national peer groups for WSCUC institutions and methods to use these peer groups for benchmarking institutions as part of the accreditation review process. Learn more about the project here.

Updated February 2, 2021

WSCUC institutions may seek authorization for their programs currently approved only for on-site instruction to be delivered in the distance education modality due to disruptions from Covid-19 for spring and summer terms beginning January 1, 2021. This temporary distance authorization is valid for any term that occurs prior to the fall 2021 term. An institution is not obligated to deliver instruction in the distance education modality with...

During September-October 2020, WSCUC conducted a brief survey on the impact of the pandemic on WSCUC member institutions, both domestic and international. The survey was sent to the Accreditation Liaison Officers and CEOs of all WSCUC accredited institutions. The goal of the survey was to understand how institutions and the region have adapted to the many challenges generated by the pandemic. 

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