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Current Accreditation Documents and Guides

As Scripps College engages in the current reaffirmation of accreditation cycle, here are pertinent questions and documents that provide more information about the process.

What kind of reaffirmation process is Scripps College engaging in?

Scripps College is participating in the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), an alternate, similarly rigorous, and theme-based approach to accreditation. Here are WSCUC (our accrediting body) guidelines for the TPR and Frequently Asked Questions that gives more information about accreditation altogether. The foundation for WSCUC accreditation is described in their 2013 Handbook of Accreditation, including Core Commitments, Standards of Accreditation, and Criteria for Review (CFRs).

What is the framework for Scripps College self-study?

Here is the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation proposal that is guiding our process of critical self-reflection.

At what stage in the process is Scripps College?

The current timeline document (link to SCRVisualTPRTimeline.pdf document in Box folder) summarizes Scripps’ reaffirmation of accreditation process. The Scripps College (SCR) Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) steering committee continues to gather input for Scripps’ self-study. The committee consists of the interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, the Associate Dean of Faculty, the interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students, and the Director of Assessment and Institutional Research. The SCR TPR committee is currently engaging with campus stakeholders across the Scripps community including faculty, staff, students, committees such as the Faculty Assessment Committee, trustees, and alumnae. Reflective community perspectives are being incorporated into the College’s TPR report: on student learning at Scripps college, looking to the past and the future, and using the lenses of the TPR themes of “innovative learning organization” and “inclusive student success.”