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Accreditation Standards Review

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) is reviewing the accreditation standards for planning degree programs. A comprehensive review and development of standards occurs approximately every five years, as specified in PAB’s Policies and Procedures Manual.

A special-purpose task force composed of representatives from ACSPAICP and PAB was formed to assist with the review and revision of the 2017 accreditation standards. The Accreditation Standards Review task force is gathering recommendations and suggested improvements to the standards to assist with the development of draft 1 of the PAB standards. From October – December 2020, the task force conducted 6 public forums via Zoom to solicit input from stakeholders. The task force also conducted an online survey from February 9 through March 12, 2021.

Draft 1 of the Standards will be developed and released in spring 2021. PAB is committed to ensuring all stakeholders are involved in the accreditation review and revision process, therefore, our process includes two 30-day public comment periods. Greater details on the timeline will be shared soon.

PAB Accreditation Standards Review Task Force Members

Edward G. Goetz, Ph.D.
PAB Board Member, Task Force Chair
University of Minnesota

Berneece Herbert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Jackson State University

Rolf Pendall, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Carlos M. Rodrigues, FAICP
Design Solutions

David Salazar, FAICP
PAB Board Member
Founder and Executive Director
Long Beach Community Design

Linda F. Tatum, FAICP
Assistant City Manager
City of Long Beach

Dawn Terkla, Ph.D.
PAB Board Member
Associate Provost, Tufts University

Mitch Thrower, CPA
PAB Board Member
Senior Manager
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

Stacey Swearingen White, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
University of Kansas