Comprehensive Standards Reviews


Last Update: August 26, 2019

Comprehensive Standards Reviews consider the standards as a whole, or a complete set of standards (e.g., graduate, undergraduate, non-degree-granting, operational).

All draft proposals will be posted here as they are approved for public comment. Indications will be provided for each proposal regarding the type of review, the dates of comment periods, and whether the proposal is scheduled for hearings or for a final vote by the NASAD membership.

Representatives of member institutions, students, art and design professionals, accreditors, interested parties, and the general public are cordially invited to read and comment on standards drafts. Before you begin, please take time to read Reviewing and Commenting on NASAD Standards. You may also find it helpful to review the Frequently Asked Questions.

Those wishing to comment are asked to use the Response Form provided under Reviewing and Commenting on NASAD Standards. Although NASAD will not be able to acknowledge every comment individually, the Association is grateful to those making specific suggestions. You need not comment if you think a text is satisfactory.

Status Report: Comprehensive Standards Reviews

Current standards under review regarding standards pertaining to free-standing art and design institutions of higher education for which NASAD is the designated institutional accreditor (see Standards for Accreditation XXI.) and proprietary institutions of higher education (see standards for Accreditation XXII.) may be found in the NASAD Handbook 2018-19. The current comment period extends from August 26 through November 18, 2019.