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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has reaffirmed the accreditation of Claremont Graduate University (CGU) for eight years, through June 2022.
WASC is a non-profit organization that evaluates the quality and educational effectiveness of public and private schools, colleges, and universities. Institutions must maintain accreditation status to be eligible to receive federal financial aid and for other accredited schools to accept transfer units.
In a letter to CGU President Deborah Freund, WASC President Mary Ellen Petrisko commended the university for the substantial progress in defining and clarifying transdisciplinary studies; under the theme of "Research that Matters,” exhibiting "robust" faculty research, an increase in extramural funding, expansion of support for faculty research, and renegotiated indirect cost rates, while also defining institution-wide learning outcomes for doctoral research; and completing significant realignment with "expediency and thoughtfulness" and "skill and sensitivity" that has created "a more efficient and robust organizational structure."
On the way to its next reaffirmation of accreditation in 2022, CGU will undergo one mid-cycle review in spring of 2018 and submit an interim report in spring of 2017 that addresses areas in need of improvement.
For more detailed information about WASC's findings and CGU's next steps, visit the CGU accreditation website at www.cgu.edu/wasc.
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