Truett Seminary Moves Toward Full ATS Accreditation

Feb. 25, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary has taken another significant step toward full accreditation from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS).

Truett faculty and staff were notified Feb. 14 that the seminary has been granted candidate status for full accreditation from the association's Commission on Accrediting, which met in January in Pittsburgh, Pa.

The seminary, an associate member of ATS since June 1998, will now enter a two-year self-study process led by Truett faculty. The commission will vote on Truett as a fully accredited member when it meets again in January 2002.

"The granting of candidacy status with ATS for Truett Seminary is another important step in the seminary's growth and progress," said Dr. J. Bradley Creed, dean of Truett Seminary. "The faculty and staff of the seminary have made this a team effort and worked diligently and expeditiously in reaching this goal. Candidacy is the final step leading up to full accreditation by the association and preceeds the intensive self-study process which the faculty will begin immediately. We at Truett Seminary are honored by the vote of the commission and pleased with the approval of our program that this important step confers."

Truett Seminary already is accredited through Baylor by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The additional accreditation by ATS will provide a process to enable the seminary to develop its programs and participate in ATS-sponsored grants. As an associate member, Truett faculty and staff are able to attend ATS meetings and vote on any issues before its members.

For more information, contact Creed at Truett Seminary at (254) 710-3755 or visit the seminary's web site at http://www.baylor.edu/~seminary .

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