Report of the NAST Commission on Accreditation


April 2017

NEW MEMBER

Subsequent to action by the Commission on Accreditation in March 2017, NAST is pleased to welcome the following new member institution.

New Institution Granted Associate Membership:

Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, Connecticut
Pamela McDaniel
Chair, Department of Theatre Arts

The official report of actions taken by the NAST Commission on Accreditation at its meetings of March 2017 follows.

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION

March 2017

Jim Hunter, Chair

 

After positive action by the Commission on Accreditation, the following institution was granted Associate Membership:

Western Connecticut State University

A Progress Report was accepted from one (1) institution recently granted Associate Membership.

After positive action by the Commission on Accreditation, the following institutions were granted Membership:

Belhaven University
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Del Mar College
Normandale Community College
Slippery Rock University

Action was deferred on six (6) institutions applying for Membership.

Progress Reports were accepted from four (4) institutions recently granted Membership.

After positive action by the Commission on Accreditation, the following institutions were granted renewal of Membership:

Ball State University
Bowling Green State University
Butler University
California State University, Northridge
Circle in the Square Theatre School
Florida International University
Francis Marion University
Mars Hill University
Southern Methodist University
Stephen F. Austin State University
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of Pittsburgh
University of the Incarnate Word

Action was deferred on thirteen (13) institutions applying for renewal of Membership.

Progress Reports were accepted from twenty-three (23) institutions recently granted renewal of Membership.

Nineteen (19) programs were granted Plan Approval.

Action was deferred on thirteen (13) programs submitted for Plan Approval.

A Progress Report was accepted from one (1) institution recently granted Plan Approval.

Seven (7) programs were granted Final Approval for Listing.

Action was deferred on two (2) programs submitted for Final Approval for Listing.

Progress Reports were accepted from two (2) institutions recently granted Final Approval for Listing.

One (1) institution was notified regarding failure to submit materials as requested by the Commission.

Six (6) institutions were granted second-year postponements for re-evaluation.

Four (4) institutions were granted third-year postponements for re-evaluation.

A Progress Report was accepted from one (1) institution recently granted postponement for re-evaluation.

Nine (9) institutions were notified regarding failure to submit the 2016-2017 HEADS Data Survey.

Six (6) institutions were notified regarding failure to submit the 2016-2017 Accreditation Audit.

Four (4) institutions were notified regarding failure to submit the 2016-2017 Affirmation Statement.

Fourteen (14) institutions were notified regarding successful submission of the Supplemental Annual Report.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign withdrew from Membership during the 2016-2017 academic year.