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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...

International Students Policy

A revised version of the International Students Policy has been approved by the Commission for circulation to the region for comment. This policy will be considered by the Commission during its November 2019 Meeting.

The language in the International Students Policy has been revised to make it easier to read, to clarify that...

Eight new commissioners joined the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) effective July 01, 2019 and one commissioner was elected in February 2019 to fill a vacancy.  
 
WSCUC Chair Reed Dasenbrock said, “We are pleased to welcome these new commissioners, each of whom brings a wealth of experience and insight that will guide our work to promote quality and accountability across our region’s postsecondary system.”...

WSCUC submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Education's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on accreditation issues. Click here to read WSCUC's comment letter. Additionally, WSCUC also supported the comment letter submitted by the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (C-RAC), which...

The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) recently released a new report entitled "Informing Improvement: Recommendations for Enhancing Accreditor Data-Use to Promote Student Success and Equity” that highlights WSCUC's use of data to encourage institutional quality. Read the report here to learn more about the importance of leveraging data to help support institutional progress and accountability. WSCUC is pleased to collaborate with IHEP as we ...

WSCUC pioneered development of an incubation policy that allows institutions to forge innovative partnerships and create new opportunities for students. Recently, WSCUC supported Dominican University of California as it collaborates with Make School, a coding school in San Francisco, to develop new approaches combining computer science and liberal arts that draw on the strengths of each.

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WSCUC President Jamienne Studley recently joined the Lumina Foundation's podcast, "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Talent", to explain accreditors' role in the nation's higher education system, discuss causes of college closures, and share how accreditors work to help students affected by college closures find a pathway to continue their education. To listen to the podcast hosted by Dakota Pawlicki,...

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