Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Purpose of WASC Accreditation
The WASC accreditation process aids institutions in developing and sustaining effective educational programs and assures the educational community, the general public, and other organizations that an accredited institution has met high standards of quality and effectiveness.
CSUSM WASC History
In the most recent cycle, CSUSM completed the Educational Effectiveness Review in April 2009. As a result, the WASC Commission reaffirmed the university's accreditation for seven years. An interim report was submitted to WASC in Fall 2012. In this report progress made in academic master planning, strengthening academic programs through assessment of student learning and improving retention of first year students and graduation rates were described.
CSUSM WASC Current Status
As per the new 2013 Handbook of Accrediation, the campus will submit its Institutional Report in Summer 2015 with an Off-site Review in Fall 2015. The On-site Visit will be in Spring 2016.
WASC Steering Committee
CHABSS faculty - Elizabeth Matthews
COEHHS faculty - Patricia Prado-Olmos
CSM faculty - Tracey Brown
CoBA faculty - Glen Brodowsky
Library faculty - Melanie Chu
Student Affairs representative - Dilcie Perez
Accreditation Liasion Officer - Regina Eisenbach