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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...

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) today announced the hiring of two new vice presidents, effective January 2020, who will advance the Commission’s work to assure quality in postsecondary education, Dr. Stephanie Bond Huie and Dr. Susan B. Opp.


“Dr. Huie and Dr. Opp embody WSCUC’s commitment to student success, institutional improvement, and rigorous standards,” WSCUC President Jamienne S. Studley said. “We’re...

The Lumina Foundation’s Quality Credentials Task Force recently released a new report entitled Unlocking the Nation’s Potential: A Model to Advance Quality and Equity in Education Beyond High School. The report calls for a coordinated national response to defining and assuring the quality of postsecondary programs while eliminating inequities in access to programs that lead to earning quality credentials...

A new Inside Higher Ed article on the growing demand for data-driven accountability in postsecondary education features an interview with WSCUC president Jamienne Studley about the Commission’s work to improve the quality of the conversation about student success. 

Recently, WSCUC was...

What a perfect day for WSCUC to announce a significant grant from the Lumina Foundation to “advance data-driven inquiry” and “deepen the quality of conversations at the heart of our accreditation decisions and improvement process.” Read the press release

Earlier this week, the Association for Institutional Research (AIR), the National Association of...

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) has been awarded $745,000 by Lumina Foundation to support strategic initiatives to expand effective use of results in accreditation; promote student protections and information; and better understand, monitor, and support financial health and new business models. 

WSCUC President Jamienne S. Studley said, “Our focus is on building momentum and tools for results-driven accreditation. We are grateful for Lumina’s...

WSCUC is searching for a committed and experienced vice president to join our team of leaders and educators committed to student success, institutional improvement, and accountability. We are accepting applications from candidates with diverse skills and backgrounds who can inform our work to support and oversee postsecondary institutions throughout the WSCUC region. 

WSCUC is an equal opportunity employer staunchly committed to diversity and inclusion, both in building our team and...

Transfer of Credit Policy

Following circulation to the region for comment, a revised version of the Transfer Credit Policy has been approved by the Commission during its June 2019 meeting.

Each institution is responsible for determining its own policies and practices with respect to the...

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