Over the last several years, our campus community engaged in discussions, data gathering and self-reflection in preparation for an accreditation review by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). These efforts culminated in an institutional self-study report that was submitted to the commission in August 2014. WSCUC representatives reviewed that report, visited our campus in April 2015, and submitted a report to the Commission in May 2015. After consideration of the visiting team’s report, the Commission has reaffirmed SJSU’s accreditation for seven years as summarized in its findings in the July 2015 letter.  A Special Visit is scheduled for Fall 2017, to follow up on developments in the areas of leadership, organizational climate, shared governance, and campus climate. 

WSCUC Special Visit - September 26 - 27, 2017

SJSU WSCUC Special Visit Report (PDF) - July 2017

SJSU WSCUC Appendices (PDF)

WASC will visit SJSU on September 26 and 27. Everyone is welcome to participate in the open forums: 

  • Student Open Forum
    Wednesday, Sept 27
    at 11:00 AM
    in ENGR 285/287
  • Faculty and Staff Forum
    Wednesday, Sept 27
    at 11:00 AM
    in University Library 255

Students are encouraged to comment on issues of academic rigor and consistency, availability of student support services, accuracy of information provided by the institution, and other matters related to the quality of the educational experience. WASC understands that not everyone who may wish to participate can attend these meetings, and has therefore established a confidential email account to give everyone the opportunity to communicate with the team. 

To write to the WASC team, please address your email to This email account is created by a WASC staff member and only authorized WASC staff and team members have access to it. The emails are not viewed by any representative of SJSU. The email account is created for this visit only and will be closed once the WASC team leaves the campus. Only comments made before or during the visit will be considered as part of the review process.

Institutional reports, on-campus interviews, open sessions, and email comments become part of the information collected and reviewed by the team. Please note that team members will not respond individually to comments provided through any of these venues, including the confidential email account. However, the input from comments, along with other forms of information, will be considered as the team undertakes its work and develops recommendations to the institution. The team is not able to meet individually with members of the campus community, so please do not use the email account to request private appointments.


WSCUC Team Special Visit Report

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