Specific Standards Reviews

Last Update: September 26, 2023

Specific Standards Reviews consider particular portions or elements of the standards, or new standards.

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 and the Commission on Accreditation.

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 note the contact and deadline information found on the cover page of the proposal. 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: Specific Standards Reviews

Comment Period II: September 11-October 11, 2023

Official Notice: Proposed Handbook Revisions

Official Notice: Proposed Handbook Revisions – October 2023

A final text of these proposed revisions will be presented to the NASAD Commission on Accreditation and NASAD membership for a vote in October.