Current Accreditation Efforts
REAFFIRMATION EFFORTS 2020-2023
UCI is in active planning for its 2023 reaffirmation of accreditation to be granted by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
The unique reaffirmation process is one that will enable UCI to not only meet all standards for reaffirmation but showcase how the university is enhancing student learning outcomes above and beyond what accreditors look for.
The Steering Committee on Reaffirmation (SCOR), co-chaired by Acting Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Research Val Jenness and Associate Vice Provost Tracy Molidor aims to provide leadership and direction for UCI’s self-study. SCOR is comprised of an inclusive group of faculty, administrators, Senate leaders, staff, and students. With its first meeting in September 2020, the group will conclude its work in Spring 2023.
The purpose of this website is twofold: to inform the campus about reaccreditation plans and progress, and to document the review process for WSCUC and the external reviewers. The next comprehensive review of UCI by WSCUC will take place during Fall 2021, followed by a site visit tentatively scheduled for Fall 2022. Prior to those dates, this website will be revised to report on the process for the UCI community and to document it for WSCUC.
Thematic Pathway to Reaffirmation Theme Proposal
In March 2021, in collaboration with the SCOR and SCOREX, the Division of Academic Planning submitted the following TPR theme proposal to WSCUC. As of April 1, 2021, approval from WSCUC has been received for UCI to pursue the themes outlined in the proposal and work is actively underway to create a vision of how the themes will be integrated into the final self-study that is due to WSCUC in Fall 2022.
The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research has responsibility for coordinating all WSCUC accreditation efforts; as such, this website will serve as a resource for individuals seeking more information on the reaffirmation process and related institutional efforts.
For more information about the Thematic Pathway to Reaffirmation, please reach out to the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of California, Irvine
Office of Academic Planning & Institutional Research
Division of Academic Planning 535 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
Accreditation Liaison Officer:
Tracy Molidor, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning