The University continues to move forward toward gaining accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The next step in the process will occur in March when CSUCI will host a site visit for WASC officials - which includes senior faculty and administrators from several universities.
CSUCI is currently a "Candidate for Accreditation," which is a status granted by WASC that must be attained before a new campus can seek initial accreditation.
"Cal State Channel Islands is currently undertaking its initial accreditation review with WASC. This review consists of two parts, the Capacity and Preparatory Review and the Educational Effectiveness Review," explained Dennis Muraoka, chairman of the University's WASC Accreditation Committee and CSUCI professor of Economics.
CSUCI completed the Capacity and Preparatory Review in 2006 and is currently in the midst of its Educational Effectiveness Review. In conjunction with this review, the campus completed a self-study in December 2006 and will host the WASC site visit in March.
Check out CSUCI's Accreditation Materials at http://www.csuci.edu/accreditation/