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2012 WASC Special Visit


In June 2008, the WASC Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities reaffirmed BYU-Hawaii's accreditation.  The Commission praised BYU-Hawaii for "continuing its history of providing solid educational programs for a very diverse student population and for preparing students well to return to their home countries with employable skills and a vision for making a difference in their world."  

Because the university was in transition, the Commission expressed some concerns and requested a Special Visit in Spring 2012 to evaluate progress on three primary issues:

  • Balancing Financial Priorities with Providing a Strong Educational Experience, Especially for Underserved and Financially Limited Students,
  • Assessment of Learning, and
  • Faculty Scholarship and Faculty Life.

Adapted from the 2012 Special Visit Report, Introduction

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