Fuller’s Core Commitments and Updates on the Future of Fuller: Accreditation Update

In the past six months, Fuller has sustained a breathtaking whirl of nine accreditation visits (four to Pasadena, two to Houston, two to Phoenix, and one to Irvine) by our three accreditors (the American Psychological Association, the Association of Theological Schools, and WASC Senior College and University Commission). This flurry of accreditation activity reflects a coincidence of timing––the first in Fuller’s history––when our periodic, regular re-accreditation processes all converged in the same period. Each of these accreditor teams noted important strengths of our programs, students, faculty, and resources, and each identified areas of potential growth for the seminary. Final decisions from each accreditor will not be known until summer (ATS and WSCUC) or fall (APA), says Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer Mari Clements, “but we have found the preliminary feedback to be encouraging, and look forward to the reaffirmation of our separate accreditation, coupled with continued work to build on our existing strengths and to address our growth areas.”

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