Temple University

Contact Info

Jeffrey P. Doshna, Program Head
215.204.1213; Dept phone: 267.468.8300
doshna@temple.edu
http://tyler.temple.edu/programs/planning-community-development
Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2026
Last Accreditation Cycle: 2020-2021
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2025-2026
Progress Report: Not Applicable

Summary of Recent Actions

May 2021: 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 1B/ Strategic Plan was determined to be partially-met. The Program should ensure stakeholder participation in the continuous assessment and improvement of the Strategic Plan and that this is documented. The Strategic Plan should include student learning outcomes and goals that reflect long-range aspirations.
  • Criterion 2B/ Student diversity was determined to be partially-met. The Program should focus on attracting a more racially and ethnically diverse student body.
  • Criterion 3C/ Faculty size was determined to be partially-met. The Program should work to hire additional faculty to assist with teaching required courses.
  • Criterion 5B/ Program leadership was determined to be partially-met. The Program’s director should be a tenured faculty member with an academic rank of associate professor or higher.

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.

August 2018: The Board accepted the report as fulfillment of the reporting requirement, extension not granted.

October 2015: Program 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, 2018 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.