WASC Accreditation

WASC Accreditation Process

Three Core Commitments and four Standards of Accreditation provide the foundation for institutional reviews and actions. The Core Commitments express the values underlying WSCUC accreditation, while the Standards build upon the Core Commitments, articulating broad principles of good practice. The Standards are explicated by the Criteria for Review (CFR), and the CFRs in turn are supported by Guidelines and Commission Policies. Together, these elements provide the basis for institutional review and at the same time assure quality and integrity.

September 25, 2018Institutional Report due
December 4, 2018Offsite Review, 3-3:45pm teleconference
January 8, 2019Lines of Inquiry documents due
March 5-7, 2019Accreditation Visit

Compared to our last WASC review engagement, the new WASC Institutional Review Process (IRP) has been shortened, streamlined, and redesigned to focus more specifically on improving student learning and issues specific to the institution. Instead of a proposal and two on-site visits per review cycle, institutions will have one off-site review and one visit each.

The Chico Accreditation Timeline is as follows (click image to view a larger version):

This is a detailed chart of the Chico Accreditation Timeline

Team Roster

John Etchemendy
Barbara Sawrey
Robin Garrell
Danielle Manning
Mary Pedersen
Jennifer Summit