Planning Programs Granted Candidacy Status

Candidacy Status is a formally-recognized two-year term that precedes an initial granting of accreditation.

PENNSYLVANIA

West Chester University
College of Business and Public Management
Geography & Planning Department
BPC 505, 50 Sharpless Street
West Chester, PA 19383
Bachelor of Science in Urban and Environmental Planning
Candidacy Status through December 31, 2022
Dottie Ives Dewey, Program Administrator
Dept. phone: 610.436.2930
divesdewey@wcupa.edu
https://www.wcupa.edu/business-PublicManagement/geographyPlanning/planningProgramOverview.aspx
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PAB Accreditation Standards Review

PAB is in the process of reviewing its accreditation standards for planning programs. To learn about the process and how you can be involved click here

Useful Documents

Accredited Planning Programs

The list of PAB-accredited planning programs.

Planning Programs Granted Candidacy Status

The list of planning programs seeking accreditation which have been granted Candidacy Status.

Considering Accreditation?

Instructions for becoming an accredited planning program.

Summary of Recent Actions

History of Accredited Programs

This list includes all degree programs currently and previously accredited by the PAB.

2017 Accreditation Standards

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Standards approved March 3, 2017.
Programs submitting Self-Study Reports in 2018 will use the 2017 standards.

PAB Policies and Procedures Manual

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PAB combined its Accreditation Document with its Policies Manual to form a single new manual: The PAB Policies and Procedures Manual. This new manual contains all the PAB policies and procedures and provides guidance on the accreditation process.

The Value of Accreditation

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How it works and how it benefits students and the public; a brief document developed by regional, national and programmatic accrediting organizations, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

CHEA YouTube Video: Accreditation and Its Value To You

Accreditation Toolkit

A publication by CHEA designed to provide information on accreditation to students, faculty, presidents, chancellors, and governing boards of higher education institutions. For updated information broken down by group, please visit: https://www.chea.org/accreditation-toolkit