• Resources for the Public

The resources gathered here are those we believe are of the most interest for our broader public community. Here you will find policy information, details on how to submit a complaint or third-party comment, and general policy information.

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2013 Handbook of Accreditation

The 2013 Handbook is designed to serve several purposes: to present the Commission’s Core Commitments and Standards of Accreditation; to guide institutions through the institutional review process; and to assist review teams at each stage of review.


2023 Handbook of Accreditation

The WSCUC 2023 Handbook provides information on the 2023 Standards, the Institutional Review Process for Reaffirmation, the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), and Commission Decisions.


Equity and Inclusion

The Commission approved a bold, new statement on Equity and Inclusion at its June 25, 2021 meeting. Learn more about this statement and about Equity and Inclusion at WSCUC, including current policies, resources, activities, and the Commission’s Equity & Inclusion Council.


Key Indicators Dashboard

The Key Indicators Dashboard (KID) presents detailed trend and comparative information on WSCUC’s accredited undergraduate and graduate institutions in a clear, easy to use format. KID displays from federal data sets to present multiple years of metrics, trend data, and comparisons based on both national and WSCUC averages. KID provides integrated, accessible data on institution size and context, student completion, student finances, institution finances, and post-graduation outcomes.


Academic and Administrator Commissioner and Evaluator Policy

This policy covers the balance of Commissioners and of evaluators for institutional reviews.


Academic and Administrator Commissioner Definition Policy

This policy covers how Commissioners are identified if they have institutional “academic” or “administrator” roles.


Accreditation Policy & Procedure Committee (AP&P)

Roles and responsibilities of the Commission's Accreditation Policy & Procedure Committee.


Accreditation Records Retention Policy

The purpose of this records treatment, retention and disposal policy is to ensure that necessary accreditation records are adequately protected and maintained by WSCUC in accordance with 34 CFR 602.15(b) of the Higher Education Act (HEA).


Accreditation Resource Conference (ARC)

WSCUC’s Accreditation Resource Conference (ARC) is an annual gathering of WSCUC and the broader higher education community that focuses on issues of critical importance and features presentations and content geared towards accreditation and institutional improvement.


Audit Committee

Roles and responsibilities of the Commission's Audit Committee.