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The WSCUC Reaffirmation of Accreditation Process

Reaffirmation of accreditation is a multi-year, self-study process that formally engages the campus in institution-wide reflection on educational capacity and performance. It is a rigorous examination of how institutional resources, structures, and processes are aligned with scholastic outcomes that:

  • Reviews and assures the general public and other organizations that Otis College of Art and Design has met the Commission’s Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness.
  • Promotes deep institutional engagement with teaching, learning, and overall educational effectiveness in assessing and improving the teaching and learning process.


WASC Accreditation Team

Our reaccreditation review team includes:

  • Fred Fehlau, Team Chair, Provost, Art Center College of Design
  • Karen Dunn-Haley, Team Assistant Chair, Retired, Director of Academic Assessment, University of California, Davis
  • Kay McElrath, Team Member, Chief Financial Officer High Tech High Graduate School of Education
  • Hector Luis Sambolin, Team Member, Associate Dean of Students for Academic Success and Assessment, Pomona College
  • Mitsue Yokota, Team Member, Director of Curricular Initiatives, University of California, Los Angeles

wasc report  2017-18 Institutional Report for WSCUC [PDF]

Otis College Student Outcomes

Steering Committee Invitation [PDF]

Community Email #1 [PDF]

Community Email #2 [PDF]

Accreditation Visit Schedule (April 2018) [DOCX]


NASAD Onsite Visit: April 14-18

NASAD Accreditation Team: Nan Goggin, Dean of the Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI - Chair

Karen Wirth, Interim President, VP of Academic Affairs, Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Member