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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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WSCUC congratulates Pres. Joseph Castro on his appointment as CSU Chancellor, and thanks Chancellor White for his leadership.

President Castro has served as a WSCUC Commissioner since 2017. We value his insights, collegiality, and many contributions to WSCUC, CSU Fresno, and earlier to the UC System, and wish him the very best as CSU Chancellor.

Chancellor Tim White,...

The public was invited to observe the Commission’s public meeting on Friday February 19, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM PST via a webinar. The recording of the public meeting is available here.

The public meeting may include the following reports:

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

Updated September 16, 2020

WSCUC is seeking comments by September 28 on proposed changes to three important policies -- substantive change, credit hour, and teach out plans and agreements. All three 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...

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