Pratt Institute

Contact Info

Eve Baron, Chair
718.687.5641; Dept phone: 718.399.4340
ebaron@pratt.edu
https://www.pratt.edu/academics/architecture/city-and-regional-planning/
Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2025
Last Accreditation Cycle: 2019 – 2020
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2024 – 2025
Progress Report: July 1, 2023

Summary of Recent Actions

April 2020: Program granted 5-year accreditation. Progress Report by July 1, 2023 to be submitted by the Program for a possible 2-year extension of 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 1D/ Student Learning Outcomes Assessment assessed as partially-met. The Program is refining a new Student Learning and Outcomes Assessment rubric but has not yet implemented it.
  • Criterion 3E/ Research, Scholarship and Other Creative Activity assessed as partially-met. The volume of peer-reviewed research productivity is limited.
  • Criterion 4B1/ Specializations assessed as unmet. There is no active implementation of specializations or monitoring of specializations.
  • Criterion 5B/ Program Leadership assessed as partially-met. The program coordinator does not have tenure.

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.

July 2016: Program granted a 2-year extension of accreditation based on a satisfactory Progress Report that addressed issues identified in the previous accreditation review.

October 2014: Program granted 4-year accreditation. The 4-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, 2016 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.