The Vice Chancellor Prof. Paul Zeleza, has invited to the entire university to a baraza on Wednesday, November 15 beginning at 12.30pm. The hour-long meeting in the auditorium will provide the university community with key findings of the institutional self-study report to be submitted to the WASC Senior College and University Commission in support of the re-affirmation of USIU-Africa’s accreditation, which began in January this year.
Accreditation is a process of external quality review which serves to assure students, parents, policymakers, the broader educational community, and the general public that an institution has met high standards of effectiveness. USIU-Africa is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) - one of seven regional accrediting agencies in the United States. A major benefit of USIU-Africa’s accreditation is that credits and degrees are recognized for purposes of employment and transfer or admission to other institutions in the United States. Significantly, USIU-Africa’s accreditation is a testament to the rigorous international quality standards the university has maintained since 2005.
Every six, eight, or ten years, institutions accredited by WSCUC are reviewed to reaffirm their accreditation status. The two- to three-year process of reaffirmation of accreditation usually involves the completion of an institutional self-study and institutional report, an off-site review by WSCUC, and an on-site visit from the WSCUC team.
The meeting will also conclude by addressing the next steps in the process.
Baraza announced to discuss WASC Self-Study report
- Written by Dan Muchai