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NASAD STANDARDS / HANDBOOK

This section brings together the various components of important information regarding NASAD standards and guidelines, including access to the text of the latest edition of the NASAD Handbook and, when applicable, any addenda to the Handbook; any proposed revisions to NASAD standards currently open for comment; and a more convenient place to access the Basic Competency Index for undergraduate degree programs in the visual arts and design housed on the Achievement and Quality Web site.

These are provided within this section as follows:

HANDBOOK AND ANY CURRENT ADDENDA
    • NASAD Handbook 2013-14 (PDF file)
      Includes current NASAD standards and guidelines for accredited institutional membership
      for degree- and non-degree-granting institutions in art and design, as well as the Association's
      Constitution, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, and Rules of Practice and Procedure. It incorporates
      all recent revisions ratified by the NASAD Membership, Board of Directors, and/or Commission on Accreditation through October 2013. NOTE: As of April 15, 2014, revisions outlined in the addendum below have been incorporated into this edition of the Handbook.
    • Addendum to the NASAD Handbook 2013-14: April 2014 (PDF file)
      Changes to the Handbook 2013-14 ratified by the Commission on Accreditation in a special vote-by-email procedure in April 2014.

NOTICE: All institutions and evaluators must follow standards and guidelines reflected in the latest edition of the NASAD Handbook and any addenda current at the time of application.


PROPOSED REVISIONS TO THE NASAD HANDBOOK (when applicable)
Standards Review

Whenever revisions to NASAD standards and guidelines are open for comment, current drafts and instructions for comment will be found under Standards Review in this section of the Web site.

ARCHIVE: NASAD HANDBOOKS AND ADDENDA OR APPROVED REVISIONS
Archive: NASAD Handbooks and Revisions

This section archives past NASAD Handbooks and documents changes since 2001.

RESOURCES
Basic Competency Index By Discipline and Specialization --
Undergraduate Degrees in Art and Design

Provides a link to a resource from the Achievement and Quality: Higher Education in the Arts web site, which lists specializations for baccalaureate degrees in the visual arts and design, each linked to a parallel downloadable PDF enumerating detailed competencies for that specialization. Please note: The lists of competencies are derived from NASAD accreditation standards for professional and liberal arts undergraduate degrees in art and design.

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