NAAB-accredited and applicant programs are encouraged to seek out training and professional development opportunities geared toward program improvement. Such programs may be available through a number of professional organizations both inside and outside of the field of architecture. In doing so, please be advised that the trainings offered by NAAB and listed on this page comprise the only official training program recognized by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) to assist in preparing programs for the accreditation process and to comply with NAAB 2020 Conditions and Procedures. NAAB does not recognize or endorse any other training program and does not take a position with respect to any claims made by such training programs of their quality, effectiveness, or impact on a program’s experience in the accreditation process or its outcome.
2020 Conditions and Procedures: Organizing Evidence with the Digital Guidelines
As part of the virtual site visits, and according to the 2020 Conditions and Procedures, programs need to organize all their evidence of compliance in a digital format for their accreditation visit. NAAB developed the Digital Guidelines to help programs collect and organize their supporting documentation in a standardized format to allow for an efficient review by visiting teams. Join NAAB Directors and Staff in the discussion of Digital Guidelines.
Ask NAAB: Q&A with NAAB Directors and Staff
We know that the accreditation process can be confusing and raise many questions. From when to start to how granular the evidence of compliance needs to be, NAAB is here to answer questions from programs interested in accreditation. Whether your program is going through re-accreditation or seeking accreditation for the first time, this session will provide an opportunity to get more information about the process.
2020 Conditions and Procedures: In-Depth Review of Program and Student Criteria
Overview of the requirements for Condition 3 including the difference between Program and Student Criteria, information on teaching and learning practices, and examples of evidence for programs to demonstrate compliance with the Criteria.
Implementation of the 2020 Conditions and Procedures
Overview of 2020 Conditions including the process that led to their development and the philosophy of shared values; innovation; and diversity, equity, and inclusivity; with a focus on assessment. Review of supporting 2020 Procedures for collecting and submitting evidence of compliance and student work. (Originally presented at the 2021 ACSA Annual Meeting)
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