Report of the NAST Commission on Accreditation 2020


August 2020

The official report of actions taken by the NAST Commission on Accreditation at its meetings of August 2020 follows.

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION

August 2020

DeAnna Toten Beard, Chair

 

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

Northern Arizona University

Tom Todoroff Studio

University of Montevallo

Progress Reports were accepted from one (1) institution recently granted Associate Membership.

Action was deferred on two (2) institutions applying for Membership.

Progress Reports were accepted from six (6) institutions recently granted Membership.

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

Brigham Young University

California State University, Long Beach

Coastal Carolina University

Kennesaw State University

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Murray State University

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

University of Montana

University of Northern Iowa

Action was deferred on sixteen (16) institutions applying for renewal of Membership.

Progress Reports were accepted from fourteen (14) institutions and was acknowledge from one (1) institution recently granted renewal of Membership.

Thirty (30) programs were granted Plan Approval.

Action was deferred on twenty-four (24) programs submitted for Plan Approval.

Three (3) institutions were granted second-year postponements for re-evaluation.

Two (2) institutions were granted third-year postponements for re-evaluation.

One (1) institution was granted a fourth-year postponement for re-evaluation.

One (1) institution was granted a fifth-year postponement for re-evaluation.

Four (4) institutions were notified regarding failure to submit the 2019-2020 HEADS Data Survey.

Two (2) institution was notified regarding failure to submit the 2018-2019 HEADS Data Survey.

Twelve (12) institutions were notified regarding successful submission of the Supplemental Annual Report 2017-2018.

One (1) institution for which NAST does not serve as the gatekeeper for federal purposes was placed on probation.

Four (4) institutions (Missouri Western State University, Saint Cloud State University, Upright Citizens Brigade Improv and Sketch Comedy Training Center, Wayne State University) withdrew from Membership during the 2019-2020 academic year.