Reaffirmation Review Process for 2023 and 2024

The University is scheduled for WSCUC Reaffirmation Review, beginning with an Offsite Review in 2023 and culminating in an Accreditation Visit in the first half of 2024. USP is required to demonstrate compliance with the 2022 Standards of Accreditation and federal regulations for this reaffirmation review.

The Reaffirmation Review Process (RRP), also referred to as the Institutional Review Process (IRP) includes the following processes:


1. The institution conducting a self-study

The self-study is the institution’s examination of its effectiveness under the 4 Standards and 41 Criteria for Review (CFRs). It is the process of gathering, analyzing, and acting on evidence, and reflecting on the results of those actions. Conducted at the beginning of the IRP, the self-study provides the necessary preparation for later steps.


2. The institution producing an institutional report based on the self-study

The institutional report is based on the findings of the institution’s self-study and includes analytical essays under each of the WSCUC standards. The WSCUC deadline for submitting the Institutional Report is 6 July 2023.


3. The peer review team conducting an Offsite Review (OSR) of documents

The Offsite Review conference call between WSCUC and USP is scheduled for 15 September 2023, 10am Fiji time and will be attended by the Vice-Chancellor and President, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) and Executive Director Finance. The peer review team will pose further questions and request any further data or evidence here, which the University is required to submit by 30 January 2024.


4. The peer review team conducting an Accreditation Visit (AV) at the institution

The peer review team will be conducting an onsite review at USP Laucala campus from 26-28 March 2024.


5. The peer review team making a confidential recommendation to the Commission


6. The Commission acting on the team’s confidential recommendation

The forms of possible actions include:

  • Reaffirm accreditation for the 2024–2030 accreditation cycle;
  • Issue a Sanction
    • Warning
    • Probation
    • Show Cause
  • Withdraw accreditation


As with the Initial Accreditation process completed in 2018, the Reaffirmation Review is comprehensive and requires complete buy-in from the University community. The USP Senior Management Team (SMT) has therefore approved the working groups and working plans proposed by the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) and has officially made this Reaffirmation Review Process an Institutional Priority calling for cooperation and support from all sections of the University.

For more details on the Reaffirmation Review Process, please contact WSCUC Accreditation Officer Priya on


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