Skip To Main Content


Helpful Resources

Resource Description
Cover of WASC Accreditation Digest.

Cal Poly Pomona’s WSCUC Accreditation Digest

On Solid Ground Value Report 2017

2017 On Solid Ground Value Report (PDF). This report from the Associate of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) provides research-based, preliminary evidence on the quality of student learning in key learning outcomes of written communication, critical thinking, and quantitative reasoning.

Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond

Applying the Science of Learning to the University and Beyond: Teaching for Long Term Retention and Transfer.

AAHE Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

American Association for Higher Education (AAHE) Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning (PDF)

book cover

Five Dimensions of Quality: A Common Sense Guide to Accreditation and Accountability in Higher Education by Linda Suskie, October 2014, Jossey-Bass. This book describes five dimensions (“cultures”) of quality in higher education context. 

2013 WSCUC Handbook

2013 Handbook of Accreditation Revised (PDF). WSCUC’s 2013 Handbook of Accreditation is intended to serve a variety of readers: representatives of institutions accredited by the Commission and those seeking accreditation; chairs and members of evaluation teams; those interested in establishing good practices in higher education; and the general public. The 2013 Handbook has been 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 evaluation teams at each stage of review. Each major section is designed to stand alone; at the same time, it fits within the larger framework of the 2013 Handbook as a whole. A glossary is included to clarify terminology.

Support Documents

Resource Description

WASC Core Commitments

This document provides a graphical high-level overview of WASC Core Commitments and Standards