University of Kansas

Contact

Bonnie J. Johnson, Program Director
785.864.7147; Dept phone: 785.864.4184
bojojohn@ku.edu
http://urbanplanning.ku.edu
Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2024
Last Accreditation Cycle: Spring 2017
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2023 – 2024
Progress Report: Not Applicable

Summary of Recent Actions

August 2020: Program granted a 2-year extension of accreditation based on a satisfactory Progress Report that addressed issues identified in the previous accreditation review.

October 2017: 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 July 1, 2020 to be submitted by the Program for possible 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 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.