WSCUC Resources and Links

About WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (”the Commission”) is a regional accrediting agency serving a diverse membership of public and private higher education institutions throughout California, Hawaii, and the Pacific as well as a limited number of institutions outside the U.S. Through its work of peer review, based on standards agreed to by the membership, the Commission encourages continuous institutional improvement and assures the membership and its constituencies, including the public, that accredited institutions are fulfilling their missions in service to their students and the public good.

The WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as certifying institutional eligibility for federal funding in a number of programs, including student access to federal financial aid.

 

Standards

From the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation

"The Standards of Accreditation consist of four broad, holistic statements that reflect widely accepted good practices in higher education.  The four standards are:

Standard 1: Defining Institutional Purposes and Ensuring Education Outcomes

Standard 2: Achieving Educational Outcomes Through Core Functions

Standard 3: Developing and Applying Resources and Organizational Structures to Ensure Quality and Sustainability

Standard 4: Creating an Organization Committed to Quality Assurance, Institutional Learning, and Improvment

Additional information on the WSCUC Standards (Standards At A Glance) can be found on the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) website.

 

Core Competencies

From the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation 

The five core competencies include:

Critical Thinking

Information Literacy

Oral Communication

Quantitative Reasoning

Written Communication

Fequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Big Five - Core Competencies can be found on the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) website.

 

WSCUC Resources

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Website

WASC Document Directory

2013 Handbook of Accreditation

The Institutional Report

 

Stan State Resources

Office of Assessment

Institutional Research

Strategic Planning

General Education