2022 WSCUC Special Visit 

As a follow-up to the 2018 Accreditation Process, UCR completed its WSCUC Special Visit in February 2022. The Special Visit was a chance for UCR to address the issues identified in the 2018 Action Letter. UCR obtained full reaffirmation until the next full visit in fall 2026.

Click the tabs to the left to access documents related to the 2022 Accreditation Visit.

When UCR last reaffirmed our accreditation in 2018 with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges: Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), the commission requested a Special Visit in 2022 to follow up on issues that were identified during the 2018 reaffirmation visit. In preparation for the visit, WSCUC also requested that UCR prepare a report that addresses the issues. This report is now complete and is available for your review.


If you have trouble accessing the document, please review these instructions. If you still have difficulty, please reach out to Omar Safie (

UCR's WSCUC Special Visit is scheduled for February 10-11, 2022. 

The institutional report for this visit was submitted December 2, 2021, ten weeks before the review starts.

2022 WSCUC Visit Schedule

Register for the WSCUC Exit Review Here

2022 Special Visit Contacts and Team



Associate Provost and ALO (chair)

Ken Baerenklau

Associate Dean for Graduate Academic Affairs, Graduate Division

Ertem Tuncel

Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs, Bourns College of Engineering

Marko Princevac

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Graduate School of Education

Bob Ream

Divisional Dean for Student Academic Affairs, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

Connie Nugent

Associate Dean, School of Public Policy

Kurt Schwabe

Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Jennifer Brown

Chair of the Academic Senate

Jason Stajich

Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning

Richard Edwards

Director of Evaluation and Assessment (co-chair of meta-assessment)

Omar Safie

Senate representative, Committee on Education Policy

Walter Clark

Senate representative, Graduate Council

Molly McGarry

Senate representative

Meera Nair

Senate representative

Business (Jean Helwege)

Faculty representative, Meta Assessment Committee

CHASS (Annika Speer)

VCPBA (KPI representative)

Susana Salazar (will continue for Gerry Bomotti)

FPA (temporary)

Stephanie Flores (temporary for WASC report this year)

VC Student Affairs

Hayden Harris (for Brian Haynes)

The 2022 WSCUC Special Visit is in response to the 2018 visit which detialed the following needed actions: 

  • An enhanced and expanded assessment initiative.
  • A stronger campus commitment to accreditation processes that promotes the relationship between accreditation reviews and such significant campus efforts as strategic planning and student achievement initiatives.
  • A modified budget model that embraces current challenges to campus success.
  • A re-calibrated Cash-Based Operating Performance Model

More details are provided on the 2018 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Page: 

2018 Reaffirmation of Accreditation Page

Upon completion of the WSCUC Special in February 2022, the visiting team prepared a final report on the Special Visit. The visiting team's final report can be accessed with the link below. 

2022 WSCUC Special Visit Visiting Team Report

If you have trouble accessing the document, please reach out to Omar Safie (

At the June 24, 2022 WSCUC Commission meeting, WSCUC Commission discussed the Special Visit with Chancellor Kim Wilcox, Provost Elizabeth Watkins, Associate Provost and ALO Ken Baerenklau, and Director of Evaluation and Assessment Omar Safie. Upon completion of the meeting and the Commission's deliberations, WSCUC reaffirmed UCR's accreditation until its next full visit in Fall 2026. You can review the action letter using the link below.

2022 WSCUC Special Visit Action Letter

If you have trouble accessing the document, please reach out to Omar Safie (