2025-2026 Reaffirmation of Accreditation

SDSU will have its institutional accreditation reviewed in 2025-26 under the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) guidelines for a Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR). The TPR is an alternate pathway for reaffirmation of accreditation that allows SDSU to demonstrate compliance with the WSCUC Standards of Accreditation in a streamlined manner. This is a process that is afforded to institutions with a demonstrated history of healthy fiscal conditions, strong student achievement indicators, and sustained quality of performance. 

The themes that SDSU is proposing for this process are “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Everything We Do” and “Redefining Student Success”.

Timeline

  • 2022/23

    Steering Committee Convened, TPR themes Proposed
  • 2023/24

    Writing Groups Convened, Draft Institutional Self-Study
  • 2024/25

    Edit and Finalize Self-Study
  • 2025/26

    Submit Self-Study and WSCUC Site Visit

Schedule

  • Fall 2022

    WSCUC Reaffirmation Committee convened; approval of Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation by Committee and administration; potential themes brainstormed.
  • Spring 2023

    WSCUC Reaffirmation Committee finalized themes; submitted to WSCUC for approval.
  • Fall 2023

    WSCUC Reaffirmation Committee organized into writing groups; draft of Institutional Self-Study created along with Compliance with WSCUC Standards and Federal Requirements organized.
  • Spring 2024

    Continue drafting, editing and consolidating Self-Study materials.
  • Fall 2024

    Finalize the draft of the Institutional Self-Study
  • Spring 2025

    Public comments and broad feedback on the Institutional Self-Study
  • Summer 2025

    Incorporate feedback into finalized version of the Self-Study
  • Fall 2025

    Submit Institutional Self-Study to WSCUC
  • Spring 2026

    WSCUC Site Visit
  • Summer/Fall 2026

    WSCUC Report and Action Letter

Documents

Institutional Self-Study Documents

WSCUC Documents

  • Report of the WSCUC Visiting Team (coming 2026)
  • WSCUC Commission Action Letter (coming 2026)

Campus Important Dates

  • September 6, 2022 - Senate announcement of WSCUC Reaffirmation Committee convening 
  • December 6, 2022 - Announcement of WSCUC Committee approval of themes
  • April 10, 2023 - TRP Themes Proposal Submitted to WSCUC
  • July 28, 2023 - TRP Themes approved by WSCUC
  • September 8, 2023 - WSCUC Reaffirmation Committee Convened

SDSU WSCUC Steering Committee

SDSU WSCUC Steering Committee: The SDSU WSCUC Steering Committee was first convened October 7, 2022.  The committee consists of various stakeholders and subject matter experts across campus.

  • Ahmad Bani Younes, Director of the Spacecraft Platform for Astronautic & Celestial Emulation (SPACE) laboratory
  • Alysia Choi, Director of Curriculum Services and Articulation Officer
  • Ana Molina-Rodriguez, Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Brenda Wills, Accreditation and Assessment Analyst
  • Cristina Alfaro, Associate Vice President for International Affairs 
  • Crystal Little, Associate Vice President of Financial Operations
  • Debra Hills, Curriculum Analyst
  • Erin Jacobs, Director of Student Success Analytics
  • Heather Canary, Interim Dean of College of Professional Studies and FIne Arts
  • James Frazee, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Senior Associate Vice President for Learning Environments, Technologies & User Services
  • Jeffrey Roberts, Dean of the College of Sciences
  • Jennifer Imazeki, Associate Vice President for Faculty and Staff Diversity
  • Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success
  • Jonathan Florendo, Executive Assistant and Curriculum Support Analyst
  • Joseph Alter, Professor of Dance
  • Joseph Baker, Administrative Support Coordinator
  • Kimberly Twist, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Lianne Urada, Associate Professor in the School of Social Work
  • Madhavi McCall, Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Assessment, and Accreditation
  • Mark Reed, Associate Vice President of Research Operations
  • Maureen Guarcello, Director, Program Evaluation, Compliance, & Assessment 
  • Michael Borgstrom, Interim Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Letters
  • Monica Casper, Professor of Sociology and Special Assistant to the President on Gender-Based Violence
  • Nerissa Lindsey, Head of Content Organization and Management
  • Nina Potter, Director of Assessment and Accreditation
  • Nola Butler-Byrd, Program Director of Community-Based Block Program
  • Salvador Ochoa, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Stefan Hyman, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
  • Steven Gill, Director of Graduate Programs for the Fowler College of Business
  • Takeshi Kobayashi, Director of Finance
  • Tingting Tang, Assistant Professor, College of Sciences Mathematics and Statistics
  • Tracy Love-Geffen, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies
  • Trevor Gartlan, Student
  • Tyler Hollander, Student
  • Alysia Choi, Director of Curriculum Services and Articulation Officer 
  • Ana Molina-Rodriguez, Deputy Chief of Staff 
  • Brenda Wills, Accreditation and Assessment Analyst
  • Carmelo Interlando, Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
  • Cathie Atkins, Associate Dean of the College of Sciences
  • Crystal Little, Associate Vice President of Financial Operations
  • David Ely, Associate Dean of the Fowler College of Business 
  • David Marx, Director for the Center of Continuous Improvement
  • Debra Hills, Curriculum Analyst 
  • Erin Jacobs, Director of Student Success Analytics 
  • Guillermina Gina Nunez, Dean of SDSU Imperial Valley
  • Heather Canary, Department Chair for the School of Communication
  • James Frazee, Deputy Chief Information Officer and Senior Associate Vice President for Learning Environments, Technologies, and User Services
  • Jeanne Stronach, Assistant Vice President for Analytic Studies and Institutional Research
  • Jeffrey Roberts, Dean of the College of Sciences 
  • Jennifer Imazeki, Associate Vice President for Faculty and Staff Diversity 
  • Joanna Brooks, Associate Vice President for Faculty Advancement and Student Success
  • John Putman, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Letters 
  • Jonathan Florendo, Executive Assistant and Curriculum Support Analyst 
  • Joseph Baker, Administrative Support Coordinator 
  • Kimberly Twist, Associate Professor of Political Science
  • Madhavi McCall, Associate Vice President for Curriculum Assessment and Accreditation
  • Mahasweta Sarkar, Associate Dean SDSU Global Campus 
  • Mark Reed, Associate Vice President of Research Operations 
  • Maureen Guarcello, Director, Program Evaluation, Compliance, and Assessment 
  • Nina Potter, Director of Assessment and Accreditation 
  • Nola Butler-Byrd, Program Director of Community-Based Block Program 
  • Scott Walter, Dean of the University Library 
  • Sean Hauze, Senior Director, Instructional Technology Services
  • Sonja Pruitt-Lord, Interim Vice Provost 
  • Stefan Hyman, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management 
  • Stephanie Dathe, Executive Director for SDSU Alumni 
  • Tracy Love-Geffen, Dean of the College of Graduate Studies 
  • Yusuf Oztruk, Associate Dean for College of Undergraduate Studies

Coming soon

 

WSCUC Peer Review Team

Coming Soon