The COVID National Emergency declaration allowing institutions to offer remote instruction and waiving approval from WSCUC was rescinded on April 10, 2023. The waiver period ends 180 days following the declaration being rescinded (October 7, 2023). Institutions that plan to...Read MoreRead More
Spring and Summer 2022 Remote Instruction Authorization
October 11, 2021 - WSCUC
Using a simple attestation process, WSCUC institutions may seek initial or continued authorization for their programs currently approved only for on-site instruction to be delivered by remote delivery due to disruptions from Covid-19, for spring and summer terms beginning between January 1, 2022 and July 31, 2022. Further explanation and the form for seeking authorization are here. An institution is not obligated to deliver instruction remotely with this authorization and may revert to on-site instruction if it chooses to do so without any notification to WSCUC.
This authorization applies only to the pandemic-affected period. Current guidance from the Department of Education grants accreditors the ability to grant this temporary authorization for up to 180 days following the end of the Covid National Emergency. Institutions seeking to permanently add programs to be delivered through the distance education modality to their established offerings must do so through the Substantive Change process. Please contact your Vice President Liaison if you have questions about the spring 2022 Remote Instruction Authorization.