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9/4/2018

LAAB Summer Meeting Report

Accrediting agencies recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) are required to notify the public of accreditation decisions and the basis for such decisions. The Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB), at its meeting on July 13-14, 2018, took the following actions regarding programs in landscape architecture at the bachelor’s and master’s level housed within the institutions listed below. 

LAAB made the following accreditation decisions: 

Renewal of Accreditation

Programs in this category have completed a self-evaluation report and on-site evaluation. The term for renewal of accreditation is up to six (6) years. 

Michigan State University (BLA)
East Lansing, MI
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

North Carolina A&T State University (BSLA) 
Greensboro, NC
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2023*

*Accreditation term expired Fall 2017. LAAB deferred action to Summer 2018 Meeting. As outlined in the LAAB Accreditation Procedures, the grant of accreditation is from the originally scheduled review date.

State University of New York (BLA) 
Syracuse, NY
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

State University of New York (MLA) 
Syracuse, NY
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

Texas Tech University (BLA) 
Lubbock, TX
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024 

University of California Berkeley (MLA)
Berkeley, CA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

University of California Davis (BSLA) 
Davis, CA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

University of Connecticut (BSLA) 
Storrs, CT
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

University of Idaho (MLA) 
Moscow, ID
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

University of Nebraska (BLA) 
Lincoln, NE
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

University of Virginia (MLA) 
Charlottesville, VA
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2023*

*Accreditation term expired Fall 2017 and program was granted a six-month delay of accreditation visit. As outlined in the LAAB Accreditation Procedures, the grant of accreditation is from the originally scheduled review date.

 

Initial Accreditation

Initial accreditation is granted on a first review when a program meets all standards at least minimally and the program's continued development and conformation to the accreditation standards is deemed likely. Programs in this category have completed a self-evaluation report and program review. The term for initial accreditation is up to six (6) years.

Kent State University (MLA) 
Kent, OH
Accreditation Action: Initial Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Spring 2024

 

Candidacy Status

Programs in this category have completed a self-evaluation report and program review. After achieving candidacy status, a program must apply for initial accreditation within one year of its first graduating class. If initial accreditation is not granted, the program can retain its candidacy status for one additional year.

Universidad del Turabo (BSLA) 
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Accreditation Action: Approval for Candidacy Status 

To review LAAB documents, the action letters related to the above-referenced accreditation decisions, and the list of accredited programs visit the LAAB website.

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