<p class="MsoNormal"> The PAB is proposing a substantial revision of the standards and criteria for accreditation of university planning programs. A public comment period on the proposal has just opened and lasts through 15 December. Here's what PAB says about the changes: </p> <p> "PAB is pleased to introduce a comprehensive revision of its accreditation standards and criteria. <strong>The goals of the change process include:</strong> </p>
The PAB is proposing a substantial revision of the standards and
criteria for accreditation of university planning programs. A public
comment period on the proposal has just opened and lasts through 15
December. Here's what PAB says about the changes:
"PAB is pleased to introduce a comprehensive revision of its accreditation standards and criteria. The goals of the change process include:
- Developing standards, processes, and guidelines that are coherent,
consistent, and sustainable through PAB leadership and membership
- Creating a clear and thoughtful framework that focuses on principles, outcomes, and accountability; and
- Reducing the number standards to avoid redundancy and inconsistency, streamline the requirements, and promote simplicity.
Material improvements include:
- A reduction in the number of standards from 11 to 7, and in
criteria from from 81 to to 32; elimination of redundancy; emphasis on
outcomes over inputs;
- Leadership and trends in planning added to curriculum;
- Programmatic outcomes replace student [learning] outcomes; and
Universal outcomes identified and required on websites."
The proposed standards are shown and comments may be submitted at: http://www.planningaccreditationboard.org/index.php?id=134. Alternatively, you can download a PDF version of the
proposed standards and submit comments via email to [email protected],
or regular mail to PAB at 53 W.
Jackson Blvd – Suite 1315; Chicago, IL 60604. Comments
submitted in either manner will also be made available on the PAB
website, accompanied by the names of those who submit.
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