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WSCUC Purpose

Commission's Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness

Assuring the educational community, the general public and other organizations and agencies that an accredited institution has demonstrated it meets the Commission's Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness, and has been successfully reviewed under Commission Standards

Institutional Engagement

Promoting deep institutional engagement with issues of educational effectiveness and student learning, and developing and sharing good practices in assessing and improving the teaching and learning process.

Educational Quality and Institutional Performance

Developing and applying standards to review and improve educational quality and institutional performance, and validating these standards and revising them through ongoing research and feedback.

Culture of Evidence

Promoting within institutions a culture of evidence where indicators of performance are regularly developed and data collected to inform institutional decision making, planning, and improvement.

Institutional Review and Evaluation

Developing systems of institutional review and evaluation that are adaptive to institutional context and purposes, that build on institutional evidence and support rigorous reviews, and reduce the burden and cost of accreditation.

Active Interchange of Ideas

Promoting the active interchange of ideas among public and independent institutions that furthers the principles of improved institutional performance, educational effectiveness, and the process of peer review.