Commission Policy Updates: February 2021

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 considered for adoption by the Commission in June 2021.


Sharing Information with Other Agencies and Regard for their Decisions

This policy has been revised to incorporate new federal regulations, to clarify the information from other agencies that would lead the Commission to not grant candidacy or accreditation, to describe how the Commission takes into account the decisions of other agencies, and to state institutional responsibilities in disclosing negative or adverse actions of other accrediting agencies.

Staff contact:  Barbara Gross Davis

 

Public Disclosure of Accreditation Documents and Commission Actions

This policy has been revised to reflect the new federal timeframe for notifications, to clarify the information provided to governmental agencies and the public about sanctions and adverse actions, and to describe what institutions post on their websites when the Commission imposes a sanction or takes an adverse action.

Staff contact:  Barbara Gross Davis