• Institution & ALO Resources

The resources gathered here for Institutions and their Accreditation Liaison Officers (ALOs) include all the core information we consider important to your understanding of the various pieces of the accreditation experience from the institutional perspective. Here you will find guides to help you navigate the accreditation experience, relevant policies, reports used for data gathering, templates and samples of related documents and more.

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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.


Accreditation Management Portal (AMP) Login

Member institutions log in to the Accreditation Management Portal (AMP) to submit their annual reports, request substantive changes, and view invoices. The AMP is also used by institutions to update profile information, institutional contacts, and details related to programs and locations


Becoming Accredited

This page provides information and resources for institutions interested in seeking WSCUC accreditation.


Developing Substantive Change Proposals

Information on Substantive Changes, including how they are defined, and the process for applying for such a change.


Evidence and Data

This page provides access to data on WSCUC accredited institutions, information about WSCUC data initiatives such as peer benchmarking, and highlights of WSCUC’s “Better Conversations, Better Data” initiative.


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.


Substantive Change Resources

Information on how institutions need to report and seek approval of changes to their mission, educational programs, scope, control or organizational structure.


WSCUC 2023 Standards of Accreditation

The 2023 Standards are designed to advance quality, accountability, and improvement in service of equitable student learning, student success, and institutional effectiveness. They establish the foundational values and broad principles of good practice by which an institution achieves and maintains accreditation with WSCUC and also form the basis for institutional review.


2020 ALO Forum – Change and Change Agents

The ALO Forum is an annual event and part of the ARC. The topic, "Change and Change Agents," was presented as a webinar hosted by WSCUC on May 28, 2020. Panelists discussed the impact and changes resulting from present circumstances. Included are links to the webinar recording, notes from forum panel, and the 2020 ALO forum survey feedback.