University of Virginia

Contact Info

Ellen Bassett, Chair
434.924.6461; Dept phone: 434.924.1428
bassette@virginia.edu
http://www.arch.virginia.edu/urban-environmental-planning
Undergraduate Public Information; Graduate Public Information

Accreditation Actions

Accreditation through December 31, 2025
Last Accreditation Cycle: 2019 – 2020
Next Accreditation Cycle: 2024 – 2025
Progress Report: Not Applicable

Summary of Recent Actions

November 2020: Program granted 5-year accreditation to the graduate and undergraduate degrees.

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 Programs to address issues in the following areas:

  • 1B / Current Strategic Plan assessed as partially-met. The Programs need to provide measurable objectives that are in line with the goals of the respective programs.
  • 1D / Student Learning Outcomes Assessment assessed as partially-met. The Programs should focus on identifying student learning outcomes and methods of measuring student attainment of these measures.
  • 3B / Faculty Diversity assessed as partially-met. The Programs should provide evidence of their commitment to achieving a diverse faculty including evidence of continuous improvement in achieving their diversity goals.
  • 4D / Facilities assessed as partially-met. Facilities must be adequate for quality instruction.

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.

November 2013: Programs granted 7-year accreditation based on PAB’s findings of compliance or substantial compliance with all domains of the Accreditation Standards. No serious deficiencies.

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.