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Pacific's WSCUC Reaccreditation Process

November 11, 2016

Pacific has begun the two-year process of reaccreditation by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

The University of the Pacific is scheduled to renew its accreditation by WSCUC in 2018-19.  Central to the requirements for reaccreditation is the submission of a self-study to WSCUC in the Summer of 2018, followed by an off-site review in Fall 2018 and an on-site review in Spring 2019. The self-study will involve broad stakeholder engagement across all divisions and campuses in the university. It will update Pacific's progress on issues successfully addressed in the 2015 Interim Report and demonstrate the University's compliance with WSCUC standards. 

Faculty, staff and students from across the university (see membership roster below) compose the Reaccreditation Steering Committee and Working Groups.  The Steering Committee is chaired by Tamara Phelan, Professor of Physical Therapy and Assistant Vice Provost for Educational Effectiveness, and reports to Cyd Jenefsky, Vice Provost for Strategy and Educational Effectiveness. It is charged with overseeing, coordinating, and ensuring the completeness of the University's self-review under WSCUC standards; its self-study, including university community review and feedback - this includes working with sub-committees and drafting key components required in the self-study; and preparations for both the off-site review (Fall 2018) and accreditation site visit (Spring 2019).

In keeping with the institutional nature of this work, the Steering Committee and its' Working Groups will facilitate widespread engagement in the reaccreditation process with faculty, staff and student stakeholders on all three campuses. A SharePoint site is available for the University to learn more about Pacific's reaccreditation process.

The following members have been appointed to serve on Pacific's Reaccreditation Steering Committee and Working Groups:

     Steering Committee:                                        Working Groups:

Faculty: Meaning,Quality, & Integrity of Degrees:
Tamara Phelan Committee Chair, Pharmacy & Health Sciences Balint Sztaray College of the Pacific 
Amy Scott Brown Benerd School of Education Bob Hanyak Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Balint Sztaray College of the Pacific  Brett DeBoer College of the Pacific 
Bob Hanyak Pharmacy & Health Sciences Cindy Lyon Dugoni School of Dentistry
Justin Low Benerd School of Education Dara Szyliowicz Eberhardt School of Business
Rachael Salcido McGeorge School of Law Jim Uchizono Graduate Studies
Scott Merry Engineering & Computer Science Melanie Hash Benerd School of Education
Sharmila King Academic  Council, College of the Pacific Nikolasa Kuster Conservatory
Rachael Salcido McGeorge School of Law
Staff: Rhonda Bryant Student Life
Elisa  Anders Office of Enrollment
Jack Brown Technical Operations Educational Quality:
Linda Buckley Planning & Research Justin Low Benerd School of Education
Ron  Ellison Business & Finance Mouchumi Bhattacharyya College of the Pacific 
Berit Gundersen Faculty Affairs Sandy Mahoney Student Life
Steve Jacobson Student Life Cathie McClellan College of the Pacific 
Cyd Jenefsky Strategy & Educational Effectiveness James Wyant College of the Pacific 
Mike  Rogers Institutional Research Kirkwood Land College of the Pacific 
Ann Rose Strategy & Educational Effectiveness Albert Huang Eberhardt School of Business
Shelby Slaugenhaupt SAC representative Glen Rogers Director of Academic Assessment
Students: Student Success:
Wyatt Bacon Asuop representative Linda Buckley Planning & Research
Melanie Hash Benerd School of Education Jonathan Latta Conservatory
Liz Thompson Counseling & Psychology Svcs
Mike Rogers Institutional Research
Scott Merry Engineering & Computer Science
Anne Eastlick Student Life
Bing Cao Planning & Research
Communications: 
Elisa  Anders Office of Enrollment
Paul Rapp Office of Enrollment
Wyatt Bacon Asuop representative
Shelby Slaugenhaupt SAC representative