Washington Adventist University will receive a team of peer evaluators from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, March 25-28, as part of a reaccreditation process carried out every 10 years.
The institution will be evaluated on 14 standards, the first seven of which address the institutional context as follows: 1) mission and goals—the extent to which these are clearly identified and indicative of whom the institution serves; 2) planning, resource allocation, and institutional renewal; 3) institutional resources, including human, financial, technical, physical facilities, and other resources necessaryto achieve an institution’s mission and goals; 4) leadership and governance; 5)administration; 6) Integrity; and 7) Institutional Assessment.
The last seven standards address educationaleffectiveness from the perspective of student admissions and retention, student support services, quality of faculty, educational offerings, general education, related educational activities and assessment of student learning.
According to its website, The Middle States Commission on Higher Education accredits degree-granting colleges and universities in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and several locations internationally.
The Commission is a voluntary, non-governmental, membership association that defines, maintains, and promotes educational excellence across institutions with diverse missions, student populations, and resources. It examines each institution as a whole, rather than specific programs within institutions.
To see documents related to WAU’s self study carried out as part of the reaccreditation process and to provide feedback to the self study team, please click here.
For more information about the Middle States Commission on Higher Educationa and WAU's accrediation:
The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.
The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.
For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.