Eastern Washington University

Contact Info

Matthew Anderson, Director
509.359.6437; Dept phone: 509.828.1218
manderson22@ewu.edu
https://www.ewu.edu/css/geography-anthropology/urban-regional-planning/
Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2026
Last Accreditation Cycle: 2020 – 2021
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2025 – 2026
Progress Report: July 1, 2024

Summary of Recent Actions

May 2021: Programs 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 5 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 2C/ Student advising, services, and support determined to be partially met. The Programs’ individual student advising is limited.
  • Criterion 3C/ Faculty size determined to be partially met. The small faculty size makes delivery of both the undergraduate and graduate degrees challenging.
  • Criterion 4B2/ Electives determined to be partially met for the undergraduate program only. The Program does not have the faculty resources to offer all of the undergraduate electives indicated in the catalog.
  • Criterion 5C/ Communications determined to be partially-met. The Programs does not clearly communicate curricular and graduation requirements on its website.

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.

June 2017: Program granted a 2-year extension of accreditation based on a satisfactory Progress Report that addressed issues identified in the previous accreditation review.

April 2014: 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. Progress Report by May 1, 2017 to be submitted by the Program for possible extension of accreditation of 2 years.

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.