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The WSCUC annual reporting portal will be open from May 1 - May 31, 2018. All eligible, candidate and accredited institutions are required to update and submit annual report information during this time period. ALOs will receive complete login instructions via email during the last week of April.

Minor revisions have been made to the for-profit financial indicators.

We will hold orientation webinars on May 2, 2018, 2:00-3:00 pm PDT and May 3, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm...

The Institutions within Systems Governance Guide has been approved to accompany the Accreditation Reviews for Institutions within a System Policy, to provide assistance to institutions and reviewers of institutions within systems regarding interpretation of governance issues. With input from Commissioners and WSCUC staff, this guide was discussed at the November 2017 meeting and edited following...

Conflict of Interest Policy

A revised version of the Conflict of Interest Policy, has been approved by the Commission for circulation to the region for comment. This policy will be considered by the Commission during its June 2018 Meeting.

WSCUC takes its Conflict of Interest policy very seriously. The policy has been updated with respect to disclosing potential...

Assessment Leadership Academy

The 8th cohort of WSCUC’s Assessment Leadership Academy gathered at Cal Poly Pomona January 18 and 19 for their final meeting, and the group has completed the program. There are now more than 250 graduates of the ALA and preparations are underway to welcome the 9th cohort in 2018-2019.

Educational Programs Workshops

In January and February, Educational Programs hosted four workshops in Southern California....

ALAMEDA, CA – WSCUC President and CEO Jamienne S. Studley issued a statement following the release of a new Council of Regional Accreditors (C-RAC) report summarizing the findings from a year-long review of institutions with the lowest federal graduation rates:

Accountability for student success is a top priority in our work to assure...

A guide to accompany the Accreditation Reviews for Institutions within a System Policy, entitled Institutions within Systems Governance Guide, has been approved by the Commission for circulation to the region for comment. This guide will be considered by the Commission during its February 2018 Meeting....

A revision to the Diversity Policy, renamed the Equity and Inclusion Policy, was approved by the Commission during its November 2017 Meeting.

The policy was edited for brevity and clarity, using updated language. The draft was circulated to the region for comments before final approval by the Commission in November. Institutions are not expected to write specifically about this...

On November 17, WSCUC hosted the second convening of participants in the Lumina Foundation-funded Community of Practice (CoP), including institutional representative and mentors, and welcomed Linda Suskie as the convening’s keynote speaker. WSCUC developed and is facilitating the CoP, comprising teams from WSCUC institutions, in order to increase leadership and institutional capacity in learning outcomes assessment visibility. Participating institutions receive consulting and network support...

ALAMEDA, CA – The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) announced Jamienne S. Studley will assume the role of president and CEO of the organization in January 2018. WSCUC Chair Dr. Reed Dasenbrock made the announcement following unanimous decision by the Commission.

Studley’s experience spans federal higher education policy, campus leadership, civil rights advocacy, and nonprofit management. She served most recently as deputy and acting under secretary...

A proposal to publish WSCUC Graduation Rate Dashboard data is being circulated by the Commission to the region for public comment. The Commission will consider this proposal during the November 2017 meeting.  Currently, each institution has access to only its own Dashboard data, with other institutions’ aggregated data provided for comparison purposes. This proposal to publish all Graduation Rate...

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