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UC San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The campus is periodically reviewed to insure that the educational standards as set forth by WASC continue to be met. Reaffirmation of accreditation is a multi-year, self-study process that formally engages the campus in institution-wide reflection on educational capacity and performance. It is a rigorous examination of how institutional resources, structures, and processes are aligned with scholastic outcomes.

Three accreditation committees: the Executive Steering Committee, the Senate-Administration Advisory Committee, and the Institutional Research Coordination Committee, lead and coordinate campus accreditation activities and solicit input from the broader campus community. Faculty, staff, and students who serve on these committees work together under the guidance of UC San Diego's accreditation liaison officer, Associate Vice Chancellor Barbara A. Sawrey, to compile and prepare requisite accreditation documents. The last reaffirmation cycle consisted of three major phases and began in 2004 through 2010.

WASC, the Campus Community, and the public are invited to browse the website, and particularly to visit the
UC San Diego Accountability Profile and Campus Portrait.