On Thu, Aug 8, 2013 at 2:21 PM, John Dobbins <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Eight is suddenly one of my favorite numbers. So is 2021…
We received word that the Master of Architecture degree at SIU Carbondale was re-accredited for the maximum term possible, eight years! Whoo hoo!
To brag a bit – Harvard University received five “Met with Distinction” ratings on the 32 Student Performance Criteria that the NAAB uses to review programs. SIU Carbondale received SIX Met with Distinction ratings! Some other comparisons – UIUC had 4, U of Michigan had 2, and Washington University STL had 5 Met with Distinctions in their last reviews. Try not to talk down to anyone you know at those schools…
Thank you everyone for all the work each of you put into this effort! It is always a team effort to achieve this kind of outcome!
Visit http://architecture.siu.edu/_common/documents/naab-vtr-2013 if you would like to read the Visiting Team Report. It is now posted for public review as required by the NAAB.
I added this sentence to our web page about accreditation: Next visit: 2021. So now you know why I am suddenly so fond of the numbers 8 and 2021! 2021 seems so far away!
John K. Dobbins, Associate Professor, Head of Graduate Studies in Architecture