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Reaccreditation Timeline

University of the Pacific is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Pacific is scheduled to renew its accreditation by the WSCUC in 2018-19. Key dates in the reaccreditation process are:

Summer 2018: Pacific submits its self-study to WSCUC.
Fall 2018: WSCUC conducts an off-site review of Pacific.
Spring 2019: WSCUC visits Pacific to conduct an on-site review.

Reaccreditation process overview:

  • Fall 2016: Pacific's Reaccreditation Steering Committee and Working Groups began the two-year process of reaccreditation by working on Pacific's self-study data collection—collecting information provided by academic and administrative units across the university and interviewing stakeholders.

  • 2016-17 academic year: Steering committee chair Tamara Phelan, professor of physical therapy and assistant vice provost for educational effectiveness; Cyd Jenefsky, vice provost for strategy and educational effectiveness; and members of the Steering Committee visited with a wide range of campus stakeholder committees and forums to discuss the team's preliminary findings from Pacific's self-review study.

  • Fall 2017: The Steering Committee and Working Groups drafted and reviewed components of the institutional report.

  • Spring 2018: A draft of the report was available for universitywide review. 

  • June 2018: The committee used this evidence to produce a 74-page institutional report that describes different aspects of the university and the four "hallmarks" of a Pacific education. (PacificNet login required)

  • August 2018: The WSCUC peer review team evaluated our institutional report and responded with a list of commendations and lines of inquiry (areas of focus for their site visits). (PacificNet login required)

  • Beginning January 2019: The WSCUC peer review team will visit our three campuses on the following dates to gather more information from students, faculty and staff:

San Francisco: Jan. 31
Sacramento: Feb. 13
Stockton: March 5­-7
  • March 7, 2019: At the end of the Stockton campus visit, the team will conduct an exit meeting open to the entire university community frm 11:30 a.m. to noon, where they will report to us their commendations and recommendations.

To learn more about Pacific's reaccreditation process, contact Dr. Cyd Jenefsky, vice provost for strategy and educational effectiveness at  

Members of the university community can learn more about Pacific's reaccreditation process on the WSCUC SharePoint site.