Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) Resources

Below are links to resources that will assist those engaged in TPR reviews. For more information about these resources and the TPR process, please consult your staff liaison.



Introduction to Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) Webinar
This webinar provides an introduction to the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation review process. Recorded on May 19, 2020.

Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) Peer Evaluator Webinar
This webinar provides information for peer evaluator team members participating in the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) review process. Recorded on August 20, 2020.

TPR Session at ARC2021
This Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) session was held at the ARC2021 virtual conference. Recorded on April 30, 2021.


Forms, Templates, and Guides

TPR Guide
The TPR Guide includes the following: 

  • Overview
  • TPR Review Process
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Guidelines for Submission of Themes
  • TPR Institutional Report
  • Interactions with the Evaluation Team, WSCUC Staff, and Commission

Compliance with WSCUC Standards and Federal Requirements Worksheet and Forms
This worksheet is filled out by institutions to demonstrate compliance with the WSCUC Standards and United States Department of Education (USDE) requirements for accreditation. Evaluation teams verify this information as part of the TPR process.

Visit Timeline
A detailed timeline of activities and due dates for documents for team members and institution staff.

TPR Evaluator Guide
This guide is used by evaluation teams to assist them in their reviews of TPR institutions.

TPR Sample Themes
These brief summaries describe the themes proposed by TPR institutions. They should be viewed as examples and not necessarily as exemplars. 

TPR Institutional Training PowerPoint Template

This PowerPoint Template is used by WSCUC staff liaisons when they visit an institution to conduct a workshop 18 months to two years before a TPR review. The presentation helps institutions orient themselves to expectations for the self-study, institutional report, Accreditation Visit, and Commission decision.

TPR Team Worksheet

This worksheet is for use by accreditation teams to assist in reviewing the institution’s report and identifying key issues for the visit.

TPR Visit Chair Communication to Team

This template is for use by the visit chair in the initial communication to team members.

TPR Conference Call Agenda

This provides a sample agenda for the first visiting team conference call.

TPR Team Report Directions and Template

These directions and template are for use by the visiting team when preparing the team report.

Accreditation Visit (AV) and Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) Confidential Team Recommendation

This form is used by teams to convey its recommendation to the Commission.

Accreditation Visit (AV), Seeking Accreditation Visit (SAV), and Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) Schedule - Sample

This spreadsheet provides a sample schedule of meetings for visits.