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LAAB 2020 Winter 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) meets this requirement by publishing a notice of action on its website within 30 business days after each board meeting. At its meeting on February 7-8, 2020, LAAB took the following actions regarding programs in landscape architecture at the bachelors and masters 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.

Mississippi State University (BLA)
Mississippi State, MS
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2025

Mississippi State University (MLA)
Mississippi State, MS
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2025

North Dakota State University (BLA)
Fargo, ND
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2025

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (MLA)
San Juan, PR
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 2 Years (Provisional)
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2021

The University of Texas at Austin (MLA)
Austin, TX
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2024*

*Accreditation term expired Fall 2018 and program was granted 1-year delay of accreditation visit. As outlined in the LAAB Accreditation Procedures, the grant of accreditation is from the originally scheduled review date.

University of Wisconsin (BSLA)
Madison, WI
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2025

West Virginia University (MLA)
Morgantown, WV
Accreditation Action: Renewal of Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2025


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 on-site evaluation. The term for initial accreditation is up to six (6) years.

North Dakota State University (MLA)
Fargo, ND
Accreditation Action: Deferred Action until LAAB Winter 2021 Meeting
Next Accreditation Review: TBD

South Dakota State University (BLA)
Brookings, SD
Accreditation Action: Initial Accreditation for 6 Years
Next Accreditation Review: Fall 2025

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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