THE NEW FRAMEWORK FOR ACCREDITATION
In response to the changing context of higher education, and to reflect the principles adopted by the Commission for accreditation in the WASC region, the Commission has developed a new framework for accreditation. The elements of this new framework align under the core principles called “Core Commitments” to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness which are embodied significantly by revised Accreditation Standards and a three-stage, sequential institutional review process. Each element is described in the WASC Handbook of Accreditation. Together these components represent a holistic system and process of review that enable WASC to work collaboratively with institutions in a spirit of ongoing experimentation and mutual learning.
PURPOSES OF WASC ACCREDITATION
ORGANIZING AROUND CORE COMMITMENTS
THE STATUS OF ACCREDITATION