Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation.

Beginning in 2014, the WASC Senior College and University Commission began instituting a "Mid-Cycle Review" of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation. The purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)). The Mid-Cycle Review focuses particularly on student achievement, drawing on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (IEEI) and retention and graduation data.

At its November 2013 meeting, the Commission approved the following change in language to the 2013 Handbook of Accreditation, page 37, Commission Actions, to reflect this process:

Reaffirmation is granted for a period of 6, 8, or 10 years and will be accompanied by a requirement for a Mid-Cycle Review to enable the Commission to discover any areas of potential non-compliance with its Standards. The Commission may also request other reports and/or special visits or may issue a formal Notice of Concern.

The purpose of the MCR is to address the U.S. Department of Education’s requirement that WSCUC "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).  The Mid-Cycle Review is conducted at the midpoint year of each institution’s accreditation cycle and focuses particularly on student achievement. It will draw on evidence from an update of your Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (IEEI), and retention and graduation data. 


Claremont McKenna College’s Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) occurred in the summer of 2017. After completing our annual report and providing an update of our Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators (IEEI), we received the findings from WASC’s MCR and were notified  that we had successfully completed the review.

Additional information about “WASC and the Mid-Cycle Review” is available on their website.

 

 

 

Contact

Office of the Dean of the Faculty

Claremont McKenna College
500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711

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500 E. Ninth Street
Claremont, CA 91711