Public Notice: Comprehensive Review of Standards Pertaining to Purposes and Operations, Two-Year Degree-Granting Programs, and Applicable Appendices

September 4, 2018

In August 2015, NASAD began a multi-year review of its standards and guidelines. The first phase of the review focused on the standards of graduate studies in art and design. The second phase focused on the standards for undergraduate studies in art and design. The third phase focused on non-degree-granting studies in art and design. This phase will focus on the standards pertaining to purposes and operations, two-year degree-granting studies, and applicable appendices.

The comment period extends from September 4 to November 12, 2018. We invite all representatives of member institutions, constituencies, art and design professionals, deans, accreditors, students, interested parties, and the general public to engage in this review. The comments received in this comment period will influence any proposals for changes to the standards.

A hearing on the standards under review will be held on Thursday, October 11 from 4:45 – 5:45 p.m. at the NASAD 2018 Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. This current review will not result in a projected vote in November of 2018.

Please click here to download a copy of the current standards under review.

Please visit Comprehensive Standards Reviews for more information regarding the NASAD comprehensive standards review process. You may also find helpful information, instructions, and a Response Form by visiting Reviewing and Commenting on NASAD Standards, as well as Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NASAD standards in general and the standards review process.

Please forward comments by November 12, 2018 to:

Tiffany Govender
Communications and Publications Coordinator
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700, Extension 125