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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ART AND DESIGN

HANDBOOK 2018-19

This text is subject to editorial change and/or correction at any time. The date of the first printing of the NASAD Handbook 2018-19 appears immediately below along with, if applicable, the date of the latest of any subsequent releases.

Original Publication Date: December 17, 2018

Readers are encouraged to consult the NASAD website for the latest information concerning policies, procedures, and proposed and/or approved standards revisions.

Institutions undergoing review for accreditation or reaccreditation should refer to the NASAD website for the most recent guidance and procedures for (1) self-study and (2) preparations for an on-site review. Information and all applicable forms and procedures documents can be found under Accreditation Materials within the section of the website titled Accreditation.

NATIONAL OFFICE:

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF ART AND DESIGN 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21

Reston, Virginia 20190-5248

Telephone: (703) 4370700

Facsimile: (703) 4376312

E-mail: info@arts-accredit.org

Website: https://nasad.arts-accredit.org

Information contained herein concerning programs, procedures, requirements, standards, and fees is subject to change by the appropriate body of the Association without notice unless required.

The NASAD Handbook may be downloaded as a PDF document from the Standards and Guidelines section of the website at no charge.

Copyright 2018

by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design All rights reserved including the right to reproduce this text or

parts thereof in any form except as stipulated below.

Permission is hereby granted to reproduce this publication in whole or in part, without modification, for the purposes of accreditation and/or educational activities in quantities sufficient to serve the needs of the individual, institution, or organization. Partial or full copies may not be sold. Notice of credit to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design must appear on all copies.

ISSN 1082-2429

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NASAD Handbook 2018-19 TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword ............................................................................................................................................. 1

Constitution ........................................................................................................................................ 5

Bylaws ................................................................................................................................................. 7

Code of Ethics ...................................................................................................................................... 21

Rules of Practice and Procedure ........................................................................................................ 23 Part I: Association .......................................................................................................................... 23 Part II: Accreditation ..................................................................................................................... 26

Standards and Guidelines for Accredited Membership .................................................................... 52 I. General Principles ............................................................................................................... 52 II. Interpreting Specific Terminology in NASAD Standards ................................................... 53

Standards for Accreditation ............................................................................................................... 54 I. Basic Criteria for Membership ........................................................................................... 54 A. Non-Degree-Granting Institutions ............................................................................... 54 B. Degree-Granting Institutions ....................................................................................... 55

II. Purposes and Operations ................................................................................................... 56 A. Purposes of the Institution and Art/Design Unit ......................................................... 56 B. Size and Scope ............................................................................................................. 58 C. Finances ........................................................................................................................ 59 D. Governance and Administration .................................................................................. 59 E. Faculty and Staff .......................................................................................................... 61 F. Facilities, Equipment, Health, and Safety .................................................................... 64 G. Library and Learning Resources ................................................................................... 66 H. Recruitment, Admission-Retention, Record Keeping, and Advisement ...................... 68 I. Published Materials and Websites .............................................................................. 70 J. Community Involvement ............................................................................................. 71 K. Articulation with Other Institutions ............................................................................. 72 L. Evaluation, Planning, and Projections ......................................................................... 72 M. Operational Standards for All Postsecondary Institutions for which NASAD is the Designated Institutional Accreditor ....................................... 73 N. Operational Standards and Procedures for Proprietary Institutions .......................... 74 O. Operational Standards and Procedures for Branch Campuses, External Programs .... 74

III. Art and Design Program Components ............................................................................... 74

A. Credit and Time Requirements .................................................................................... 74 B. Time on Task, Curricular Proportions, and Competencies .......................................... 76

C. Forms of Instruction, Requirements, and Electives ..................................................... 77

D. Individual Program Continuity ..................................................................................... 77

E. Residence ..................................................................................................................... 77

F. New Programs .............................................................................................................. 77

G. Independent Study ...................................................................................................... 78

H. Distance Learning ......................................................................................................... 78

I. Disciplines in Combination ........................................................................................... 80

J. Majors in or Based on Electronic Media ...................................................................... 80

K. Non-Degree-Granting Programs for the Community .................................................. 82

L. Content and Methods .................................................................................................. 83

M. Flexibility and Innovation ............................................................................................. 84

N. Quality Policies.............................................................................................................. 84

O. Visual Arts in General Education ................................................................................. 84

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IV. Undergraduate Programs in the Visual Arts and Design .................................................. 85 A. Fundamental Purposes and Principles ......................................................................... 85 B. Resources and Art and Design Program Components ................................................. 85 C. Degree Structures ........................................................................................................ 85 1. Types of Undergraduate Degrees ..................................................................... 85 2. Majors, Minors, Concentrations, and Areas of Emphasis ................................. 86 3. Independent Study ............................................................................................ 87 4. Liberal Arts Degrees .......................................................................................... 87 5. Professional Degrees ......................................................................................... 87 6. Baccalaureate Curricula Leading to Degrees in Art/Design with Intensive Studies in Other Specific Fields ..................