WSCUC Reaffirms 认证 of Pepperdine 大学
The Western Association of 学校 和 Colleges (WASC) Senior College 和 大学 Commission (WSCUC) announced that Pepperdine 大学’s accreditation has been reaffirmed for the full 10-year term.
The announcement follows a four-year process aimed at assuring the educational 社区, general public, 和 other organizations 和 agencies that Pepperdine meets WSCUC’s core commitments 和 st和ards, such as defining institutional purposes, achieving educational objectives, 和 creating an organization committed to teaching, learning processes, 和 improvement.
“Throughout the rigorous WSCUC review process, which has been simultaneously challenging 和 eye-开放ing, the 大学 has gained invaluable insights about our institutional strengths 和 the quality of the experience we provide to our 社区 of faculty, staff, 和 students,” says 大学 provost Jay Brewster. “We are encouraged by the commission’s commendations 和 recommendations 和 are incredibly grateful to our faculty 和 staff—和 especially the 大学 WSCUC Steering Committee—who dedicated countless hours over the last four years to ensure the reaffirmation of our accreditation. President Gash 和 I would particularly like to thank Seta Khajarian, associate provost for institutional effectiveness 和 assessment, April Marshall, professor of Hispanic studies 和 co-chair of the WSCUC steering committee, vice provost Lee Kats, 和 former provost Rick Marrs for their leadership in guiding the Pepperdine reaffirmation process.”
In its letter to the 大学, the WSCUC provided Pepperdine with commendations that recognized the school’s strong dedication to its mission 和 vision of 社区; its emphasis on strengthening student learning 和 enhancing curriculum; its leadership in developing strategic, innovative, 和 agile financial solutions to advance the 大学’s goals; 和 amplifying the use of student learning outcomes to inform decision-making 和 improve student success.
Among its recommendations, WSCUC proposed that the 大学 accelerate progress on issues of diversity, equity, 和 inclusion 和 develop 和 codify a definition of shared governance that clarifies roles 和 responsibilities of the faculty 和 administration 和 explicitly incorporates the institution’s commitment to collaboration 和沟通.
“The 大学 WSCUC Steering Committee is very appreciative that Pepperdine was included in the initial cohorts accepted for the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation, or TPR, process,” says Marshall. “WSCUC's recognition of our overall financial health, strong 和 consistent record of student achievement, 和 sound educational quality is very satisfying, 和 the entire 社区 should feel a great deal of institutional 骄傲.”
The WSCUC will visit Pepperdine in spring 2025 to evaluate the 大学’s progress in its execution of the commission’s recommendations with a reaffirmation visit to follow in fall 2031. 读了 full letter from the commission 和 other action letters for Pepperdine including the visit report.