PUBLIC NOTICE: Institutions Currently Scheduled for Comprehensive NASAD Accreditation Review


June 21, 2018

As required by the NASAD Rules of Practice and Procedure, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design provides notice that the institutions listed below are as of this date scheduled for a comprehensive NASAD review during the Commission meetings of October 6-11, 2018.

The list contains only those institutions being considered for accreditation or continuation of accreditation based on a full institutional self-study and an NASAD on-site visit.

As a part of the comprehensive review, NASAD procedures include the opportunity for third-party comment about one issue only: an institution’s qualifications with regard to NASAD standards as published in the current Handbook of the Association. Please note that third-party comment is not a substitute for NASAD procedures for filing complaints regarding a member institution.

The “Rules and Procedures for Third-Party Comment Related to Initial or Periodic Reviews for Accreditation” govern NASAD third-party comment procedures and establish eligibility and other requirements for Commission and institutional reviews of third-party comment.

Anyone wishing to file third-party comment eligible for consideration by the Commission must read and abide by these rules. All third-party comment must be filed using the “NASAD Official Third-Party Comment Form.”

The institution will be given an opportunity to review and respond to any third-party comment eligible for Commission review under the rules and procedures cited above.

To be reviewed at the cited Commission meeting, any third-party comment about any institution listed herein must be received by the NASAD National Office no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on July 20, 2018.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the October 2018 meetings of the NASAD Commission on Accreditation:

Arizona State University (SPPA) Tempe, AZ
Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH
California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, CA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania Clarion, PA
College for Creative Studies Detroit, MI
Colorado State University Fort Collins, CO
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Edinboro, PA
Emporia State University Emporia, KS
Howard University Washington, D.C.
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach. CA
Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge, MA
Marywood University Scranton. PA
Midwestern State University Wichita Falls, TX
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN
Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
Pennsylvania College of Art and Design Lancaster, PA
Purchase College, State University of New York Purchase, NY
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Saint Cloud State University Saint Cloud, MN
School of Visual Arts New York , NY
Sinclair Community College Dayton, OH
Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York New York, NY
Southern Utah University Cedar City, UT
Tennessee State University Nashville, TN
University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, AR
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Lafayette, LA
University of Memphis Memphis, TN
University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO
University of Southern Indiana Evansville, IN
University of Texas of the Permian Basin Odessa, TX
University of Toledo Toledo, OH
University of Wisconsin – Stout Menomonie, WI
Washburn University Topeka, KS
Watkins College of Art Nashville, TN