Jan 23, 2023

Dear campus community,

UCI is preparing for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) site visit associated with the reaffirmation of our accreditation (hereafter referred to as reaccreditation). WSCUC is a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. WSCUC ensures that institutions of higher education develop and sustain effective educational programs and meet high standards of quality and effectiveness.

All accredited institutions undergo regular reaccreditation reviews approximately every 10 years. There are two required components of the review: an institutional self-study report and a site visit. For UCI’s report, the review steering committee conducted a thematic self-study of the impact of student learning experiences, research participation and participation in learning communities on student success. An executive summary of the self-study is linked below. The report documents our compliance with a number of WSCUC requirements that ensure sound operations across the campus and presents the results of our self-study. The institutional report was submitted to WSCUC on December 7, 2022.

The three-day site visit will occur February 15-17, 2023. The site visit team consists of six members from other universities and the WSCUC organization. During the campus site visit, the team will meet with students, faculty, staff and administrators. They will hold open meetings with students, faculty and staff to hear thoughts about learning and working at UCI. If you are interested in attending an open meeting, please RSVP using the link below so the team can share the details with you. If you are not able to attend an open meeting but would like to share your views or thoughts about UCI with the WSCUC visit team, you can send comments via a confidential email (How to email WSCUC). The email account is created by a WSCUC staff member and only authorized WSCUC staff and team members have access to it. The emails will not be accessible to any UCI representative. The FAQ link below provides additional information about WSCUC and the review process.

We look forward to welcoming the review team and sharing with them the exceptional work of our campus. If you have questions regarding the WSCUC reaccreditation review, please email acadplan@uci.edu.

Thank you for your support of this important activity.


Hal Stern

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

Chancellor’s Professor, Department of Statistics