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 summarizes Scripps’ reaffirmation of accreditation process.

On September 7, 2022, Scripps’ Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation of reaccreditation (TPR) report was submitted to our accrediting body WSCUC, and from November 16-18, 2022, Scripps College hosted our external TPR review team. Scripps faculty, staff, students, and Board of Trustee community members engaged in thoughtful conversations with the team. Next steps include receiving the TPR review team’s report and the WSCUC Commission’s action letter.