News

State of the Community with President Studley

Watch the webinar recording or read the full text (with photos) of President Studley's State of the Community address.  A text-only version of the President's address is also ...

In the spirit of its core principles -- putting student success front and center and honoring institutional mission and diversity – WSCUC  Commissioners decided February 14 to consider applications from WSCUC-accredited and affiliated institutions that could result in WSCUC’s accrediting institutions in states outside its current and historic geographic scope (California, Hawaii, and American territories in the Pacific).  

Chair Reed Dasenbrock and President Jamienne S. Studley wrote...

Recognizing the uncertainty surrounding postsecondary institutions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC) submitted a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos urging the Department of Education to extend current guidance related to distance education review requirements through the 2020-21 academic school year.  The...

Inside Higher Ed: "A Checklist for Colleges That Must Close"

A timely report, Anticipating and Managing Precipitous College Closure (March 31, 2020), suggests...

March 13, 2020

Today WSCUC announces the cancellation of ARC2020 in the interests of our campuses and wider community. In the weeks and months ahead we will consult with our institutions to develop varied programs to serve the many purposes of ARC. WSCUC stands ready to assist campuses in these challenging times, and wishes you all good health.  

 

...

March 6, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is a concern to the entire WSCUC community. We have received inquiries for Commission advice about a variety of topics, including continuing academic operations, WSCUC institutional visits and reviews, and ARC2020. We are monitoring new information and developments and will post updates to our website.

The WSCUC membership includes institutions across the globe, in areas with different levels of health alerts...

Commission Policy Update - Policy Changes

 

Institutional Litigation Policy

Following circulation to the region for comment, a revised version of the Institutional Litigation Policy has been approved by the Commission during its...

News coverage and other responses to WSCUC’s announcement that it decided to broaden its reach was positive, affirming the Commission’s decision as a smart move for students and institutions.

In an...

In a new column entitled, “Can there be national progress on postsecondary learning?’, Inside Higher Education’s Doug Lederman examines tough questions about teaching and learning.

Lederman spoke with WSCUC president Jamienne Studley about the role accreditors play in helping institutions establish and meet goals for student learning, and noted in his column that “accrediting agencies (collectively, though with some variation) have...

Policy Changes: Seeking Public Comments

Institutional Litigation Policy

A revised version of Matters under Litigation Policy has been approved by the Commission for circulation to the region for comment and will be considered by the Commission at its February 2020 meeting.  This policy requires...

Pages

Subscribe to changes