The Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process
UWest’s Accreditation Reaffirmed Until 2021
University of the West has received the WASC Senior College and University Commission’s action letter announcing their decision to reaffirm UWest’s accreditation for the period of seven years. In the March 6, 2015 Action Letter, the Commission noted that, “In taking this action to reaffirm accreditation, the Commission confirms that University of the West has satisfactorily addressed the Core Commitments to Student Learning and Success; Quality and Improvement; and Institutional Integrity, Sustainability, and Accountability…Between this action and the time of the next review, the institution is encouraged to maintain its compliance with WSCUC standards and uphold its commitment to continuous quality improvement.”
The Commission has scheduled UWest’s next Accreditation Visit in fall 2021. A special visit was conducted in spring 2017 to review the university’s progress in the areas of strategic planning, analysis of disaggregated student success data, and development of graduate culture. A regular Mid-Cycle Review report was completed in spring 2019.
All relevant WSCUC reports and responses related to UWest’s accreditation process are linked below.
Publishing the WSCUC Documents
In the spirit of transparency, UWest strives to keep all members of the campus community– faculty, staff, students, alumni, trustees, and donors– informed about the university’s progress towards successful reaccreditation. At the bottom of this page, you will find links to all of the pertinent WSCUC documents, beginning with the most recent.
For questions, concerns, or more information, please contact Vanessa Karam, Accreditation Liaison Officer, at ext. 2130, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- March 2022 Accreditation Visit Team Report
- 2021 Institutional Report
- May 2019 WSCUC Interim/Progress Report Action Summary
- May 2019 Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators
- May 2019 Progress Report & Data
- June 2017 WSCUC Action Letter
- April 2017 WSCUC Special Visit Team Report
- February 2017 Special Visit Report
- March 2015 WSCUC Action Letter
- January 2015 UWest Response to the EER Visiting Team Report
- October 2014 EER Visiting Team Report
- August 2014 UWest EER Report
- March 2013 WASC Action Letter
- December 2012 UWest Response to the WASC Special Visit Team Report
- October 2012 WASC Special Visit Team Report
- August 2012 UWest Special Visit Report
- March 2011 WASC Action Letter
- September 2010 UWest CPR Report