PUBLIC NOTICE: Institutions Currently Scheduled for Comprehensive NASAD Accreditation Review

May 12, 2021

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 9-14, 2021.

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. EDT on June 25, 2021.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the October 2021 meetings of the NASAD Commission on Accreditation:

Azusa Pacific University Azusa, CA
Bucks County Community College Newton, PA
California University of Pennsylvania California, PA
The Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, MS
San José State University San José, CA
University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
Virginia Tech (SPPA) Blacksburg, VA