Current WSCUC Reaccreditation Process
Timely, relevant information related to the University of San Francisco's current WSCUC Reaccreditation Process will be posted on this page. In particular, you will find:
- Reaccreditation Process 2016 - Present - A description of the past, present, and future WSCUC Reaccreditation Process
- Action Plans - USF's responses to the WSCUC review team's recommendations
- Timeline - A timeline of the WSCUC Reaccreditation Process
- Communication - Communication regarding the WSCUC Reaccreditation Process
Reaccreditation Process 2016 - Present
Over the past two years, the University of San Francisco has been actively engaged in a self-study in support of the reaffirmation of accreditation process with our accreditor, the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). The overriding purpose of WSCUC accreditation is to assure stakeholders that a WSCUC-accredited institution has been rigorously evaluated and that it meets or exceeds the criteria required to maintain accreditation. In addition, the accreditation process is designed to build a culture of evidence, promote a commitment to institutional improvement, validate institutional integrity, and provide feedback that improves the accreditation process itself.
In March 2018, USF submitted an Institutional Report that demonstrated how the University community works collectively to further its mission, vision and values and to ensure educational quality and student success in an evidence-based culture of improvement.
The self-study culminated in an Accreditation Visit on October 8 - 10, 2018 with a review team comprised of peer reviewers and a WSCUC representative. The review team verbally presented draft commendations and recommendations at the end of visit. USF will receive a written report in about four weeks after the visit, which will set out the team's final recommendations. The WSCUC Commission will act on the visit in February 2019. In the meantime, we will begin preparing action plans to act on the team's recommendations. This site will be updated with the action plan and progress on them.
In response to the WSCUC Accreditation Team's recommendations, action plans are currently in development and will be posted on this page as they are finalized and progress updated.
Reaffirmation of WSCUC Accreditation Timeline
|Appoint Steering Committee||June - July 2016|
|Dick Osborn Visit - Workshop (video viewable on Firefox browser only)||October 7, 2016|
|Leads convene Subcommittees||October 28, 2016|
|Institution Self-Study, including Subcommittees identifying strengths and weakness and making recommendations and the Steering Committee creating a task list based on those recommendations and monitoring the progress of those tasks||October 2016 - September 2018|
|Prepare Institutional Report||December 2017 - March 2018|
|Submit Institutional Report||March 8, 2018|
|Offsite Review (OSR)||May 10, 2018|
|Respond to the Lines of Inquiry||September 7, 2018|
|Accreditation Visit (AV)||October 8 - 10, 2018|
|Reviewed by Commission||February 21, 2019|
- Next Steps with USF's Reaccreditation - Fr. Fitzgerald's E-mail to the University Community (October 18, 2018)