California State University, Dominguez Hills, as a CSU campus, was first granted a two-year initial accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1964. Upon completion of the campus visit, CSUDH was fully accredited by the WASC Commission in 1968.
The last WASC Educational Effectiveness Review was conducted in 2008, and CSUDH’s accreditation was reaffirmed for 10 years. Interim Report (Report) was submitted in March 2012 and reviewed by the Interim Report Committee Panel (Panel) in June 2012. The Report was accepted by the Panel as submitted.
CSUDH soon will be seeking reaffirmation of accreditation with the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)*. The campus currently is beginning initial work on the self-study and preparing for the Institutional Review Process. Applying the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation to our institution, WSCUC has set Fall 2017 for the Offsite Review of CSUDH and Spring 2018 for the Accreditation Visit.
CSUDH Accreditation Timeline
2013 Handbook of Accreditation [Complete Guide]
2013 Handbook of Accreditation [Quick Reference Guide]|
Review under WSCUC Standards and Compliance with Federal Requirements [Worksheet]
Campus Labs Login
|Steering Committee Meetings|
|April 29, 2015||Agenda, Minutes & Audio Recording|
|May 19, 2015||replica of April 29th meeting|
|June 23, 2015||Agenda, Minutes & Audio Recording|
|July 29, 2015||Agenda|
|September 30, 2015||Agenda|
|October 22, 2015||Agenda, Minutes & Next Task: Demonstrating Substantial Compliance|
|November 19, 2015||Agenda & Minutes|
|December 9, 2015||Minutes|
|January 19, 2016||Agenda & Minutes|
|February 23, 2016||Agenda & Minutes|
|Core Task Forces Chairs' Meetings|
|October 8, 2015||Minutes|
|October 22, 2015||Minutes|
|November 5, 2015||Minutes|
|November 19, 2015||Minutes|
|December 3, 2015||Minutes|
|January 28, 2016||Minutes|
|February 11, 2016||Minutes|
|February 23, 2016||Minutes|
"WSCUC and Regional Accreditation in a National Context" presentation by Dr. Christopher Oberg, Vice President of WASC Senior College & University Commission. "What is WASC?" presentation by Dr. Ellen Junn, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.
Interim Vice Provost, Dr. Gitanjali Kaul (firstname.lastname@example.org), serves as the institutional Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO).
*Please note that the Commission changed its name in July 2014. Prior to then, it was known as the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) as reflected in previous correspondence.
WSCUC Past Reports and Letters Webpage