California State University, Dominguez Hills, as a CSU campus, was first granted a two-year initial accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WSCUC) in 1964. Upon completion of the campus visit, CSUDH was fully accredited by the WASC Commission in 1968.

The last WASC Review for Reaffirmation of Accreditation was conducted in 2018, and CSUDH’s accreditation was reaffirmed for 10 years. 

A number of CSUDH programs are also accredited by other agencies in the specialized fields, including  AACSBABET,  ACOTE,  ACS, BBSCAAHEP,  CCNE,  CCTC,  CSWE,  NAACLS,  NASM,  NASPAA,  NAST and  NCOPE.

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) Communication

Upcoming Interim Report to WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

Our next report to WSCUC is due early in 2022. Here’s how members of the CSUDH community can help.

  1. Read the draft report.
  2. Provide us with your overall feedback and/or provide feedback per Recommendation section (see below for Document and Recommendation Form links).
  3. Attend an Open Forum in April, where you can comment on what we’ve said so far, and tell us what we missed. We’ll be holding a different one for each of the six recommendations we’re responding to.

We hope you’ll join as many of these discussions as you can. They’re an opportunity to shape not just our response to WSCUC, but also our institution.

Comments about the Interim Report process can be sent directly to the university’s Accreditation Liaison Officer, Vice Provost Ken O’Donnell:, or to the committee co-chair, Professor of Psychology Mark Carrier:

Recommendation #1:

Update WASC on the strategic planning process and its implementation including progress on the physical development of the campus.

Hosted by:

  • Kim Costino, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
  • Roshni Thomas, Director, Planning, Design and Construction
  • Joseph Wen, Dean, College of Business Administration and Public Policy
  • Samira Moughrabi, Associate Professor of Nursing

Recommendation #2:

Continue to build institutional capacity for collecting, integrating, analyzing, and disseminating data among key stakeholders for decision-making purposes.

Hosted by:

  • Tim Caron, Associate Dean, College of Arts & Humanities
  • Ruttanatip Chonwerawong, AVP Student Success
  • Quang Duongtran, Professor of Social Work
  • Alana Olschwang, AVP Effectiveness, Planning & Analytics

Recommendation #3:

Continue to develop and implement financially sustainable faculty hiring and allocation plans.

Hosted by:

  • Ev Campos, Sociology Major (ASI Student Services)
  • Mark Carrier, Professor of Psychology and previous WSCUC Co-Chair
  • Cheryl Koos, AVP Faculty Affairs and Development
  • Claudia Orozco, Academic Affairs budget officer

Recommendation #4:

Strengthen evidence-based approaches to curricular and co-curricular program assessments and reviews.

Hosted by:

  • Toumik Asatoorian, Program Director, Student Assessment and Evaluation, Division of Student Affairs
  • Matt Mutchler, Director of Assessment
  • Wendy Vermeer, Program Review Panel chair
  • Hal Weary, Assistant Professor of Music

Recommendation #5:

Explore models to optimize staffing across key units in order to achieve strategic goals.

Hosted by:

  • Bill Chang, AVP Enterprise Applications/Deputy CIO
  • Wayne Nishioka, Interim AVP Admin & Finance
  • Monica Ponce, Director, Human Resources Management
  • Cindy Romero, Psychology Major

Recommendation #6:

Identify sustainable approaches to support the pedagogical and scholarly development for faculty (i.e., tenure track, tenured, and lecturers).

Hosted by:

  • Daisha Campbell, Political Science Major
  • Marisela Chavez, Interim Director, Faculty Development Center
  • Chandra Khan, Faculty Director for Research Development
  • Laura Talamante, Professor of History and Chair, Academic Senate