• Thematic Pathway to Reaffirmation Resources

About the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR)

WSCUC developed the Thematic Pathway for Review, or TPR, as an alternate pathway for reaffirmation for eligible institutions that demonstrate consistent evidence of a healthy fiscal condition, strong student achievement indicators, and sustained quality performance. This new pathway is as rigorous as the current institutional review process, but the timeline is streamlined and the institution can focus on self-selected themes in addition to demonstrating compliance with the Standards.

Through the TPR process, eligible institutions have the opportunity to demonstrate compliance with all Standards through a document review (completing Component 2 of the current institutional review process) and then undertake a self-study that focuses on a topic or topics chosen by the institution and related to one or more of the Standards (completing Component 8).  In addition, the institution will complete Component 1 to provide a brief overview of the institution and its response to previous Commission recommendations and Component 9 to reflect on what has been learned and next steps.

TPR Resources

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FEATURED | HANDBOOK

Handbook of Accreditation 2013 Revised

The 2013 Handbook is designed to serve several purposes: to present the Commission’s Core Commitments and Standards of Accreditation; to guide institutions through the institutional review process; and to assist review teams at each stage of review.

PROCESS

About the Volunteer Information Portal (VIP)

The Volunteer Information Portal (VIP) is for Peer Evaluators and other volunteers in our community. A person’s VIP account allows them to: create and update their profile; share areas of expertise and necessary details to be considered for future volunteer opportunities; view current team information and see peer evaluator history via My Teams; and access the Key Indicators Dashboard (KID).

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING MATERIALS

ACC 101: Accreditation Basics Course Content

A PDF of the training content for peer evaluators. The Accreditation 101 course is required for all new volunteers who will serve on a peer review team and provides an overview of the institutional accreditation model.

FORM

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

This form is used by Accreditation Visit and Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation Visit teams to convey its recommendation to the Commission.

TEMPLATES & SAMPLES

Accreditation Visit (AV), Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR), and Seeking Accreditation Visit (SAV) Remote Review Visit Schedule

A sample of the schedule an ALO completes as a draft and presents it to the team chair and WSCUC staff seven weeks before the remote review.

GUIDES & MANUALS

Agreements with Unaccredited Entities Guide

This guide is for institutions considering entering into agreements with unaccredited providers and is designed to be referenced in conjunction with the Agreements with Unaccredited Entities Policy.

POLICY

Agreements with Unaccredited Entities Policy

When an accredited institution enters into an agreement with an unaccredited entity with the intent that the latter will provide services to the accredited institution, the accredited institution must ensure that the services provided by the unaccredited entity comply with the Commission’s Standards and policies.

WEBINAR

ARC2021: TPR Session

WSCUC Vice Presidents and guest panelists discuss the Thematic Pathway for Reaffirmation (TPR) during this ARC2021 virtual conference session.

GUIDES & MANUALS

Assistant Chair Role and Responsibilities Guide

This guide describes the responsibilities of an institution accreditation team’s assistant chair in providing support for the team and chair throughout the accreditation process.