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Accreditors Approve Saybrook University Alliance with TCS Education
CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/
-- The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) has approved
a partnership between Chicago-based TCS Education System (TCS Ed) and
San Francisco-based Saybrook University-a dynamic collaboration
expected to enrich the future of both nonprofit institutions.
"A revolution is happening in graduate education, and this partnership
allows Saybrook University to lead the way," said Dr. Mark Schulman,
president of Saybrook University. "Our affiliation with TCS Education
System allows Saybrook to continue to deliver the humanistic education
that transforms lives but, in the current national economic climate,
is increasingly out of the reach of millions."
Driven by a social change mission that unifies its colleges and
distinguishes TCS Education System from any other higher education
enterprise today, the addition of Saybrook expands the consortium to a
total of five higher education institutions that span the nation. Dr.
Michael Horowitz, founding president of TCS Ed since 2009, said WASC's
approval of this partnership is a testament to the success of the TCS
Education System mission and will help advance an unprecedented vision
in practitioner-based education.
"TCS Education System was founded to become a game-changer," said Dr.
Horowitz. "As we embark on the next chapter in our journey and welcome
Saybrook University into the TCS Education System family, together we
will continue to reimagine higher education and forge new paths that
will answer the call to prepare qualified practitioners positively
impacting communities locally and globally."
Considered the world's premier institution for humanistic scholarship
and practice, Saybrook University joins The Chicago School of
Professional Psychology, Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, The
Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law, and the Dallas Nursing
Institute in the TCS Education System network.
"TCS Education System is a community of like-minded educational
institutions. As one of its partners, Saybrook will have access to
high caliber expertise," said Dr. Schulman. "This expertise will help
us reduce costs, make our high quality graduate education more
available, and improve the student experience."
About TCS Education System:
TCS Education System (TCS Ed) was founded in 2009 as a nonprofit
organization with a mission of preparing innovative, engaged,
purposeful agents of change who serve our global community.
TCS Ed features a network of specialized institutions, which are
backed by a model of education that prepares socially responsible,
culturally competent professionals in applied fields such as
psychology, law, health care, and education. TCS Ed partners-The
Chicago School of Professional Psychology, The Santa Barbara & Ventura
Colleges of Law, Pacific Oaks College & Children's School, Dallas
Nursing Institute, and Saybrook University-each offer scholarship,
training, and service opportunities directed to a specific career path
while providing a transformative educational experience. For more
information, visit www.tcsedsystem.edu.
About Saybrook University
Saybrook University, the world's premier institution for humanistic
scholarship and practice, was founded in 1971 to carry forward the
philosophy and values of a group of prominent scholars and
psychologists, including Abraham Maslow, Rollo May, and Carl Rogers.
One of the first American universities to offer graduate education at
a distance for working professionals, Saybrook offers graduate level
courses that combine online education with in-person classes,
intensive seminars, and conferences. A nonprofit university composed
of four schools-the School of Organizational Leadership and
Transformation, the School of Mind-Body Medicine, the School of
Clinical Psychology, and the School of Psychology and
Interdisciplinary Inquiry-Saybrook is accredited by the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
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