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Achievement and Quality: Higher Education in the Arts

Accrediting Commission for Community and Precollegiate Arts Schools (ACCPAS)

Council of Arts Accrediting Associations (CAAA)

Higher Education Arts Data Services (HEADS)

National Office for Arts Accreditation (NOAA)

 

ACCREDITATION PROCEDURES

This section provides detailed information regarding application procedures for accredited institutional Membership in NASAD. It is recommended that individuals new to NASAD become familiar with all information located within this section. Individuals guiding their institutions through the accreditation process must become familiar with and conversant in the NASAD Handbook and the NASAD Membership Procedures documents.


STANDARDS
The NASAD Handbook, in conjunction with any current addenda, contains standards and guidelines used by the NASAD Commission on Accreditation to make decisions about accredited institutional Membership. Applicant institutions must demonstrate, through the review process, attention to and compliance with all applicable standards.


PROCEDURES FOR ACCREDITATION APPLICATIONS
All Procedures for comprehensive reviews for first-time applications or continuation of accredited institutional Membership may be found within this section, including the formats for self-study. A comprehensive review requires the preparation of a Self-Study, the hosting of an on-site review team, and culminates with a decision by the Commission on Accreditation.


ADDITIONAL HELPFUL MATERIAL
NEW APPLICANTS: This page provides important recommendations for institutions considering accreditation or applying for the first time, and for art and design executives new to the NASAD accreditation process.

OTHER PROCEDURES: This page provides a list and description of other NASAD procedures associated with accreditation and non-accreditation reviews.


NAVIGATION

SITE MAP: At-a-glance guide to the layout of the Accreditation Procedures portion of the Web site.

APPLYING FOR ACCREDITATION OR REACCREDITATION

Self-Study Formats. For descriptions of and differences among the optional Self-Study formats and which is right for your institution, go to Comparisons Among Self-Study Formats

Just the Documents. To review and/or print your choice of the three Self-Study formats, along with associated instructions, procedures for institutions, and required forms, go to Self-Study Formats and Associated Procedures.

Resources for Self-Study. To review additional useful resources and recommended reading for writers of Self-Studies, go to Supplemental Resources.

NASAD Visitors. To review procedures and instructions for preparing a Visitors' Report and other useful resources for evaluators, go to Resources for Visiting Evaluators.

GET THE NASAD HANDBOOK

The NASAD Handbook includes NASAD Standards and Guidelines for degree-granting and non-degree-granting institutions in art and design, as well as the Association's Constitution, Bylaws, and Code of Ethics.

Free access is available on this Web site to an Adobe Acrobat PDF version of the Handbook. To download the latest edition, go to Standards/Handbook.

OTHER PROCEDURES

Optional Response to the Visitors' Report. To obtain instructions for submitting an Optional Response to the Visitors' Report, go to Submission of Optional Response.

New Curricula. To review procedures and instructions for submitting an application for Plan Approval and/or Final Approval for Listing, go to New Curricula Applications.

Responses, Progress Reports. To obtain instructions for submitting a response or progress report to the Commission, go to Submission of Response or Progress Report.

Postponements. To review protocols and guidelines for requesting postponement of a scheduled full review for continuation of accredited institutional membership, go to Policy on Postponements.

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