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Accreditation

Accreditation is a process by which an institution or disciplinary unit within an institution periodically evaluates its work and seeks an independent judgment by peers that it achieves substantially its own educational objectives and meets the established standards of the body from which it seeks accreditation. Typically, the accreditation process includes:

  1. a self-evaluative description (self-study) of the institution or unit,
  2. an on-site review by a team of evaluators, and
  3. judgment by an accreditation decision-making body, normally called a Commission. Accreditation reviews focus on educational quality, institutional integrity, and educational improvements.

Academic programs in the College of Visual and Performing Arts are accredited by the following:

Additionally, the College of Visual and Performing Arts participates in the accreditation process for the university and its teacher education programs: