University of Redlands

Reaffirmation 2023

Timeline of Major Activities and Events in Conjunction with Reaffirmation

In June 2014 the WASC Senior College and University Commission reaffirmed the accreditation for the University of Redlands for a period of 8 years (later extended by 1 year) with no conditions or stipulations.  Now we are ending that period, and it is time to renew this important accreditation.



  • Spring/Summer 2020:  Outreach to campus community; committee work on supplying evidence for WSCUC Criteria for Review
  • Fall 2020:  Collaborative inquiry into the required components of the Institutional Report


  • Spring 2021:  Draft and vet Institutional Report with campus community
  • September 2021:  Submit final Institutional Report
  • November 30, 2021:  Offsite Review (OSR) of Institional Report, development of responses to Lines of Inquiry (LOI) for the site visit (with a one-year extension to March 2023 for site visit)


  • Spring and Fall 2022:  Develop and submit response to OSR and Lines of Inquiry


  • February 2023: Submit updates to Lines of Inquiry (LOI) themes
  • March 24, 2023:  Marin Campus site visit
  • March 28-30, 2023:  WSCUC Accreditation Visit, Redlands Main Campus

     Site Visit Schedule

     Faculty Open Forum:  Tuesday, March 28, 4 p.m., Hall of Letters 100
     Student Open Forum:  Tuesday, March 28, 4 p.m., Orton Center
     Staff Open Forum:  Wednesday, March 29, 9 a.m., Hall of Letters 100
     Exit Meeting: Thursday, March 30, 11:30 a.m., Orton

  • June 28, 2023:  WSCUC Commission meeting and reaffirmation decision

The Self-Study

The self-study is the institution’s process of gathering data and reflecting on its current functioning and effectiveness under the Standards.  At the beginning of the Institutional Review Process, the self-study provides the necessary preparation for later steps, but self-study continues throughout the two to three years of review for reaffirmation.  A candid self-study, with broad engagement of the institutional community, provides the foundation for a high quality institutional report.  See: Informational one-sheet.

The Offsite Review

The focus of the Offsite Review is to make preliminary findings based upon the institutional report and supplementary documents.  Review team members share impressions, note issues for follow-up, formulate questions for the onsite review, and identify additional documents they may wish to examine before or during the visit.

The Site Visit

The three-day visit takes place four to six months after the Offsite Review.  During the visit, the team meets with institutional representatives to follow up on outstanding issues and verify or revise its preliminary findings concerning both compliance and improvement.  The institution has an opportunity to demonstrate how it has responded to issues raised or questions asked at the time of the Offsite Review and to fill any gaps in the picture it wishes to present of itself.