To become fully accredited (and retain accreditation status once accredited), TRU must demonstrate that it is at least minimally meeting the NWCCU Standards. The way in which a Standard is evidenced may vary, consistent with differences in institutional mission and purposes. The Standards are assessed during self-evaluation and peer evaluation.
The peer evaluation process consists of a team of faculty and senior administrators from accredited institutions who study TRU’s self-evaluation report and conduct an on-site evaluation with respect to all of the Standards. The purpose is to provide formative feedback regarding TRU’s assessment plan and the use of data for quality improvement. The evaluation team prepares a report of their findings, including recommendations and commendations related to TRU’s progress in meeting the Standards. The peer evaluation team plays an advisory role to the Commission.
TRU will host an evaluation team on April 1 - 3, 2019.
TRU Interim Candidacy Report (ICR)
As of January 31, 2018, TRU has been approved for continued status as a Candidate for Accreditation at the associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree levels by the NWCCU.
With our status of candidacy, TRU is required to submit an Interim Candidacy Report and host a site visit in the spring of 2019. TRU will be eligible to apply for full accreditation status within three years’ time.
To view the reports for this cycle see below:
TRU Interim Candidacy Report (ICR)
On June 22, 2016, TRU was approved as a Candidate for Accreditation at the associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree levels by the NWCCU. Candidacy for Accreditation is a status of affiliation with the Commission which indicates that the institution has achieved initial recognition and is progressing toward accreditation. Candidacy is not accreditation nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
During this stage, TRU must submit an Interim Candidacy Report which acts as a concise update to the 2016 Self-Evaluation Report addressing all five Standards for accreditation. In addition, TRU will host a team of peer evaluators on October 10 - 12, 2017.
With our status of initial candidacy, TRU has five years to complete various reporting requirements and address the recommendations made by the evaluation committee following their onsite visit in April 2016.
TRU will be expected to host onsite visits again in fall 2017 and spring 2019 as part of evaluating our progress towards accreditation. We may apply for initial accreditation status at any time within the next five years.
For a detailed look at the Spring 2016 Initial Candidacy Peer-Evaluation Report, see the attached document:
TRU Self-evaluation Report (SER)
In February 2014, TRU received Applicant Status for US Accreditation through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). The pursuit of institutional accreditation will reinforce for TRU students and their families – past, present and future – that a TRU education is a high quality education, based on objective, comprehensive and internationally recognized criteria.
The first stage of the application process is the completion of an institution-wide self-evaluation. Between April 2014 and April 2015, the Accreditation Steering Committee met to coordinate a university-wide consultation, review and writing process.
The self-evaluation report was received and endorsed at Senate on Sept. 28, 2015, and was approved by the Board of Governors on Dec. 4, 2015. The Self-Evaluation Report was submitted to the NWCCU Commission on Feb. 12, 2016.2016 Self-evaluation Report