Ball State University

Contact

Scott Truex, Chairperson
765.285.5188; Dept phone: 765.285.1963
planning@bsu.edu
http://www.bsu.edu/urban
Undergraduate Public Information; Graduate Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2027
Last Accreditation Cycle: 2021 – 2022
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2026 – 2027
Progress Report: Not Applicable

Summary of Recent Actions

May 2022: Program granted 5-year accreditation.

PAB accreditation indicates that the Program has undergone an external review and substantially meets the PAB standards and criteria. Programs granted accreditation demonstrated conformity with PAB Standards after a thorough review from the Board. PAB bases its decisions on the overall quality of the program, its performance relative to its mission and strategic plan, and its performance relative to PAB’s five standards, which encompass a total of 29 criteria and 18 curriculum sub-criteria. When PAB determines that a Program does not fully meet a criterion or curriculum sub-criterion, the Program is encouraged to take steps to improve in that area and provide information to PAB on its efforts, either during the next accreditation review or in an interim progress report.

The Planning Accreditation Board has required the Program to address issues in the following areas:

  • Criterion 1D / Student Learning Outcomes Assessment determined to be partially-met. Student learning outcomes assessment system should correspond to the PAB criteria. The assessment of the student learning outcomes should be used to inform curriculum discussion and decisions.
  • Criterion 3B / Faculty Diversity determined to be partially-met. Representation of women among the tenured and tenure-track faculty should be increased.
  • Criterion 3D / Engagement with Students determined to be partially-met. Strategies should be developed to enforce the inclusivity of the climate for women and minorities, as well as, efforts to increase recruitment and retention of diverse faculty and students.

This information is a summary only. Please consult the school directly for in-depth information regarding programs, course offerings, and compliance with PAB standards. Programs should also be consulted directly for additional information on issues and areas of improvement identified during an accreditation review, and the actions that the school is taking to address these areas. If the Program has provided a response to any of the issues cited above, please see below for a link to the response.

October 2017: Programs granted 5-year accreditation. The 5-year decision is based on PAB’s findings that multiple minor deficiencies exist and/or deficiencies have been recently corrected.

PAB accreditation indicates that the Program has undergone an external review and substantially meets the PAB standards and criteria. Programs granted accreditation demonstrated conformity with PAB Standards after a thorough review from the Board. PAB bases its decisions on the overall quality of the program, its performance relative to its mission and strategic plan, and its performance relative to PAB’s 7 standards, which encompass a total of 35 criteria and 17 curriculum sub-criteria. When PAB determines that a Program does not fully meet a criterion or curriculum sub-criterion, the Program is encouraged to take steps to improve in that area and provide information to PAB on its efforts, either during the next accreditation review or in an interim progress report.

This information is a summary only. Please consult the school directly for in-depth information regarding programs, course offerings, and compliance with PAB standards. Programs should also be consulted directly for additional information on issues and areas of improvement identified during an accreditation review, and the actions that the school is taking to address these areas.