STATEMENT OF ACCREDITATION STATUS

SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE
One Meadway
Bronxville, NY 10708
Phone: (914) 337-0700; Fax: (914) 395-2668
www.slc.edu

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. Karen Lawrence, President
INSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION
Enrollment (Headcount): 1348 Undergraduate; 295 Graduate
Control: Private (Non-Profit)
Affiliation: None
Carnegie Classification: Baccalaureate - Arts & Sciences
Approved Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's;
Distance Education Programs: Not Approved
Accreditors Recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education: New York State Board of Regents, and the Commissioner of Education
Other Accreditors: Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
Instructional Locations
Branch Campuses: None
Additional Locations: None
Other Instructional Sites: None
ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
Status: Member since 1937
Last Reaffirmed: November 15, 2012

Most Recent Commission Action:
June 25, 2015: To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.

Brief History Since Last Comprehensive Evaluation:
November 15, 2012: To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) articulation of institutional learning outcomes, (3) implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional student learning outcomes, including direct evidence of student learning, and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-17.
March 7, 2013: To note the visit by the Commission's representative. To remind the institution of the request for a monitoring report, due September 1, 2013, documenting (1) steps taken to strengthen the institution's finances (Standard 3); (2) articulation of institutional learning outcomes, (3) implementation of an organized and sustained process to assess the achievement of institutional student learning outcomes, including direct evidence of student learning, and (4) evidence that student learning assessment information is used to improve teaching and learning (Standard 14). A small team visit may follow submission of the monitoring report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
November 21, 2013: To note that the monitoring report due September 1, 2013 has been received. Following a small team visit, the monitoring report will be acted upon at the March 2014 Commission meeting. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.
June 26, 2014: To accept the monitoring report and to note the visit by the Commission's representatives. To request a progress report due April 1, 2015 documenting (1) steps taken to further improve the institution's short- and long-term financial viability including submission of updated cash and financial projections for the next five years. (Standard 3); (2) further evidence of the establishment of student learning outcomes at the institutional level, and evidence that student learning assessment results are being used to improve teaching and learning. (Standard 14) The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2016-2017.

Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2016 - 2017

Next Periodic Review Report: 2022

Date Printed: May 26, 2016

DEFINITIONS

Branch Campus - A branch campus is a domestic or international location of an institution that is geographically apart, independent of the primary/main campus. The branch campus is considered independent of the main campus if it is permanent in nature; offers courses in educational programs leading to a degree, certificate, or other recognized educational credential; has its own faculty and administrative or supervisory organization; and has its own budgetary and hiring authority. (34 CFR §600.2)

Additional Location - An additional location is a domestic or international location, other than a branch campus, that is geographically apart from the primary/main campus and at which the institution offers at least 50 percent of the requirements of an educational program. (34 CFR §602.22) ANYA ("Approved but Not Yet Active") indicates that the location is included within the scope of accreditation but has not yet begun to offer courses. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have begun at this location. ANYC ("Approved but Not Yet Closed") indicates that the institution has requested that the location be officially closed through the substantive change process. The location is currently included within the scope of accreditation but the institution will be stopping all operations at this location in the near future. The institution should inform the Commission (via email at sc@msche.org) of the date that operations cease. This designation is removed after the Commission receives notification that courses have stopped at this location and the location is no longer listed on the SAS.

Other Instructional Sites - MSCHE defines an other instructional site as any off-campus site, other than those meeting the definition of a branch campus or an additional location, at which the institution offers one or more courses for credit. Sites designated as an other instructional site do not require substantive change approval. However, substantive change approval is required to reclassify an other instructional site to or from a branch campus or additional location.

Distance Education Programs - Fully Approved, Approved (one program approved) or Not Approved indicates whether or not the institution has been approved to offer diploma/certificate/degree programs via distance education (programs for which students could meet 50% or more of the requirements of the program by taking distance education courses). Per the Commission's Substantive Change policy, Commission approval of the first two Distance Education programs is required to be "Fully Approved." If only one program is approved by the Commission, the specific name of the program will be listed in parentheses after "Approved."

Commission actions are explained in the policy Accreditation Actions.