Academics

Reaccreditation

The University of Redlands is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The University's accreditation status was last affirmed in 2003 for a ten-year period. Redlands is undergoing review to reaffirm its accreditation, and the WASC Commission will issue a letter detailing the length and terms of reaccreditation in May 2014. Institutions earn reaccreditation by demonstrating substantial compliance with all of WASC's 42 Criteria for Review.

The University of Redlands voluntered to participate in the new reaccreditation process as one of eight pilot insitutions. The new process requires a single report to WASC in spring 2013, followed by an Off-Site Review via conference call in May 2013, the submission in December 2013 of an Institutional Response to the "Summary of Findings" from the Off-Site Review, and a visit by the review team to the main campus to verify the team's findings and explore further lines of inquiry. All of these documents are available to the University of Redlands community on the My Redlands planning tab.

The campus visit will take place on February 5-7, 2014. Following the visit, the team will complete a report, including commendations and recommendations, for review by the WASC Commission. The Commission will render a final decision, and both the Commission's letter and the team's report will be made available on WASC's public website.

HOW TO CONTACT THE WASC REVIEW TEAM

The WASC team will hold open meetings at the following times:

Students: February 5 from 4:00-4:45 pm in Gregory 161
Faculty: February 5 from 4:00-4:45 pm in Hall of Letters 100
Staff: February 6 from 8:00-8:45 am in Hall of Letters 100

Understanding that not everyone who may wish to participate can attend these meetings, the WASC team is hosting a confidential email site so that persons from the institutional community can communicate with the team regarding their experience with the institution. The comments are sent directly to the team chair and are not viewed by any representative of the institution.

Students who wish to send a message to the team are encouraged to comment on issues of academic rigor and consistency, availability of student support services, and other matters related to the quality of the educational experience.

Institutional reports, on-campus interviews, open sessions, and email responses received become part of the information collected and reviewed by the team. Team members will not respond individually to comments provided through any of these venues, including those made through the confidential email account. This input, along with other forms of information, will be considered as the team undertakes its work and develops recommendations to the institution. Only comments received prior to and during the site visit dates will be considered as part of the review process.

To communicate to the WASC team, please address your email to: wasc2redlands@yahoo.com This email address is a secure location to which only authorized WASC team members have access. Students, faculty, and staff may communicate directly to the team via this email address that has been created by WASC for this use only. The site will be terminated at the end of the visit. The team will have private access to this information through the use of a password as provided by WASC staff.

INFORMATION ABOUT THE WASC REVIEW TEAM VISIT

Current Visit Schedule

Review Team Biographies

Overview of the Process

All Insitutional Reports and Responses (password required)

 


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