• Peer Team Resources

The resources gathered here for members of peer review teams include all the core information we consider important to your understanding of the various pieces of the accreditation experience from the peer evaluator team member 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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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.

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Handbook of Accreditation 2013 Revised

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.

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Key Indicators Dashboard

The Key Indicators Dashboard (KID) presents detailed trend and comparative information on WSCUC’s accredited undergraduate 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.

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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.

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Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) Login

The Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) is for Peer Evaluators and other volunteers in our community. A person’s VIP account allows them to: create and update their profile; share areas of expertise and necessary details to be considered for future volunteer opportunities; view current team information and see peer evaluator history via My Teams; and access the Key Indicators Dashboard (KID).

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About Peer Evaluators

The strength and success of WSCUC’s peer review process depend on the generous contribution of insight, effort, and time by hundreds of dedicated volunteers. Learn more about or express interest in volunteering.

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About the Volunteer Information Portal (VIP)

The Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) is for Peer Evaluators and other volunteers in our community. A person’s VIP account allows them to: create and update their profile; share areas of expertise and necessary details to be considered for future volunteer opportunities; view current team information and see peer evaluator history via My Teams; and access the Key Indicators Dashboard (KID).

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ACC 101: Accreditation Basics Course Content

A PDF of the training content for peer evaluators. The Accreditation 101 course is required for all new volunteers who will serve on a peer review team and provides an overview of the institutional accreditation model.

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Accreditation Policy & Procedure Committee

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

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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.