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As part of the 2014 WSCUC Annual Report institutions were required to report a URL where information about student achievement is made public. The requirement to report this information is in response to expectations that are articulated in the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation,...

We are happy to announce that the wascsenior.org website now includes a number of new features to help institutions and members of the public.

The WSUC Directory of institutions now provides:

  • Search and Export features for Institutions, Degrees and Locations. 
  • Detailed location maps  are provided for each institution and the locations in operation.
  • Electronic forms to report the implementation of new...

WASC Senior College and University Commission joined several other national higher education associations and regional accrediting commissions to endorse the "Principles for Effective Assessment of Student Achievement." The statement is intended to emphasize the need to assess effectively student achievement, and the importance of conducting such assessments in ways that are congruent with the...

One consequence of the work of the Task Force on Student Success was the development and pilot implementation of the "Retention and Graduation Review" in fall 2012 and spring 2013 and the provision of templates for institutional use in reporting on all the students in an institution. This review process used a stand-alone Retention and Graduation Committee (RGC) to evaluate the student retention and graduation rates of cohorts of students within prescribed periods of time. Sixteen...

ALAMEDA, Calif. (July 9, 2012)  As part of its ongoing work to help make accreditation and higher education more transparent and more accountable, the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of WASC—the Western Association of Schools and Colleges—will post all of its current college-evaluation reports and action letters publicly on its website starting today. 

The first set can be reviewed...

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