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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, vanessak@uwest.edu.