WASC Accreditation Review Process

In order to obtain accreditation or remain accredited, CMC is required to demonstrate that it fulfills the two Core Commitments of the Accrediting Commission:

  • Commitment to Institutional Capacity: CMC function with clear purposes, high levels of institutional integrity, fiscal stability, and organization structures to fulfill its purposes.
  • Commitment to Educational Effectiveness: CMC evidences clear and appropriate education objectives and design at the institutional and program level, and employs processes of review, including the collection and use of data, that assure delivery of programs and learner accomplishments at a level of performance appropriate for the degree or certificate awarded.

Demonstration of these Core Commitments occurs through a staged and sequential accreditation review process that results in an Institutional Presentation comprised of a Proposal, a Capacity and Preparatory Review (CPR), and an Educational Effectiveness Review (EER). This three-staged cycle applies to all institutions, regardless of where they are in the accreditation process.

CMC's Comprehensive WASC Visit Cycle