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 Steering Committee on Reaffirmation (SCOR), co-chaired by Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Institutional Research Roxane Cohen Silver and Associate Vice Provost Paul Kang aims to provide leadership and direction for UCI’s self-study. SCOR comprises 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 occur during Fall 2021, followed by a site visit tentatively scheduled for Fall 2022. Therefore, this website will continue to be revised to report UCI's processes and document them 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. Work is actively underway to envision how the themes will be integrated into the final self-study due to WSCUC in Fall 2022.

REAFFIRMATION RESOURCES

The Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research has responsibility for coordinating all WSCUC accreditation efforts; thus, this website will serve as a resource for individuals seeking more information on the reaffirmation process and related institutional efforts.

Compliance with WSCUC Standards Worksheet

For more information about the Thematic Pathway to Reaffirmation, please reach out to the Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research at acadplan@uci.edu.

Contact

University of California, Irvine
Office of Academic Planning & Institutional Research
Division of Academic Planning
535 Aldrich Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-1000
(949) 824-6503

Accreditation Liaison Officer:
Paul Kang
Associate Vice Provost for Academic Planning
(949) 824-6503
p.kang@uci.edu