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WASC Commission Materials for Self-Assessment and External Review

Standards for Accreditation (PDF)

The four accreditation standards constitute the basic standards against which the university is measured in evaluating its acceptance of the core commitments. Each standard is expanded by a number of Criteria for Review.

Expectations for the Two Reviews Word | PDF

This document clarifies the focus on the WASC Accreditation Standards during the Capacity and Preparatory Review and the Educational Effectiveness Review. The second table focuses more specifically on expectations for student learning at the time of each review.


Used by the campus and the visiting team to assess the extent to which the programs meet various expectations.

Educational Effectiveness Framework Word | PDF

A rubric to assess the extent to which the campus has met the expectations toward educational effectiveness.