UR.03.01 University Accreditation Records, 1957-2014.

UR.03.01 University Accreditation Records, 1957-2014.

Summary Information

Title: University Accreditation Records, 1957-2014.
Number: UR.03.01
Creator: University of the Arts. Office of the Provost.

Collection Dates [bulk]: 1978-1999
Collect Dates [inclusive]: 1957-2014
Extent: 6.67 linear feet (6 boxes)
Location: Row 1, Column 2, Shelves 4 & 5
Language: English
Abstract:

Records created and compiled under the direction of Office of the Provost of the University (and its predecessors: the Philadelphia Museum School of Art; Philadelphia Museum College of Art; Philadelphia College of Art; and the Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts) for the accreditation processes mandated by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MCHE), National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD, formerly the National Association of Schools of Art), and the National Association of Music Schools (NASM) between 1957 and 2014. Included are Steering Committee meeting minutes and other planning materials, correspondence, self-studies, evaluations, and follow-up reports.

Preferred Citation
University Accreditation Records, 1957-2014. The University of the Arts, University Libraries and Archives.

Biographical and Historical Notes

According to the U.S. Department of Education, the "goal of accreditation is to ensure that education provided by institutions of higher education meets acceptable levels of quality. Accrediting agencies, which are private educational associations of regional or national scope, develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met." (Source: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/, as viewed on 4/10/15) The University of the Arts (and its preceding institutions) is subject to periodic review by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to maintain its accreditation status as required by several state and national government entities. Additionally, periodic reviews are conducted by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) of The College of Art, Media, and Design (formerly the College of Art and Design) and the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) of The College of Performing Arts in order to maintain membership. Note : there are no accreditation records for the Pennsylvania Museum School of Industrial Art (PMSIA, the original institution that is now the University of Arts College of Art, Media and Design). The school at that time did not offer college degrees, although some programs were conducted in cooperation with Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania in order for students to earn a college degree.

Collection Scope and Contents Note

The collection contains records created and compiled under the direction of Office of the Provost of the University (and its predecessors the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Art, Philadelphia College of Art, and the Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts) for the accreditation processes mandated by the Middle States Commission, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (formerly the National Association of Schools of Art), and the National Association of Music Schools. [Note: More information on institutional name changes can be accessed here: http://library.uarts.edu/archives/uartsnamechanges.html.] Records include Steering Committee meeting minutes and other planning materials, correspondence, self studies, evaluations, and intervening follow-ups. Also included are the records for the 1978-79 Long Range Plan, which was submitted as the self-study to the Middles States and the National Association of Schools of Art in 1979. Collection organized into six series based on chronology, with original order maintained whenever possible. Since self-studies were frequently were used for multiple accreditation agencies, all records have been interfiled in the chronological order in which they were created. Note: Accreditation records for the Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts, Philadelphia Musical Academy, and the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music prior to the 1985 merger are housed as a separate collection.

 

Arranged into six series

Series I. Accreditation 1957-1979
Series II. Long Range Plan, 1978-79
Series III. Accreditation 1980-1994
Series IV. Accreditation 1995-1999
Series V. Accreditation 1999-2001
Series VI. Accreditation 2004-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of the Arts. University Archives, 2015.

The University of the Arts University Libraries & Archives
320 S. Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102
215.717.6280
http://libraries.uarts.edu/
http://libraries.uarts.edu/mobile

Access Restrictions 

For internal use only.

Use Restrictions

Possession of a digital reproduction of University of the Arts Libraries and Archives materials does not constitute permission to publish or exhibit. The University of the Arts holds literary rights only for material created by University staff for official institutional purposes or else legally transferred to the University by the copyright owner. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and related purposes.

Copyright 

University of the Arts

Acquisition Note

Provenance unknown.

Processing Note

Collection processed and finding aid created in 2015 by processing archivist (Phoebe Kowalewski) with the assistance of public services librarian (Sara MacDonald) and UArts work-study student (Courtney Cortez). Collection organized chronologically, with original order maintained whenever possible.

Finding aid revised 1/2016 by Phoebe Kowalewski.

Digitization Note 

Collection is not digitized.

Controlled Access Headings

  • Corporate Name(s)
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.). Office of the Provost
  • Philadelphia Museum School of Art
  • Philadelphia Museum College of Art
  • Philadelphia College of Art
  • Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Commission on Higher Education.
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design (U.S.)
  • National Association of Schools of Music.
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  • Subject(s)
  • University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)--Accreditation
  • Philadelphia Museum School of Art--Accreditation
  • Philadelphia Museum College of Art--Accreditation
  • Philadelphia College of Art--Accreditation
  • Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts--Accreditation
  • Universities and colleges--Accreditation--Pennsylvania

Collection Inventory

 

Box 1/Series I. Accreditation, 1957-1979

1.1 Evaluation Report for Middle States Association, 12 January 1957

1.2 Evaluation Report for Middle States Association, 12 January 1957 (copy 2)

1.3 Middle States Evaluation of the Philadelphia Museum School of Art, Feb. 1957 [Bound]

1.4 Progress Report for Middle States Prepared by the Philadelphia Museum College of Art Jan. 1959
(2 copies)

1.5 A Restudy & Report on Conditions Since the October 1957 Study, March 1964

1.6 MSA Reports on Library, 1968

1.7 Report to the Liberal Arts Study Committee PCA 1969 (2 copies)

1.8 PCA Evaluation Report for MSA/NATL Assoc. of Schools of Art, 2-5 March 1969

1.9 PCA Evaluation Report for MSA/NATL Assoc. of Schools of Art, 2-5 March 1969 (c.2)

1.10 Evaluation Report Supplement: Departmental Self-Evaluation Reports, March 1969

1.11 Evaluation Report Supplement: Departmental Self-Evaluation Reports, March 1969 (c.2)

1.12 Report to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees of PCA by Middle States Commission, March 1969 (2 copies)

1.13 National Assoc. of Schools of Art Reaccreditation Evaluation Report, Phila. College of Art, March 1969, 2 copies

1.14 Follow-Up Visit to Philadelphia College of Art, Oct. 30-31 1972 for Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association (2 copies)

1.15 Statement of Identity

1.16 Administration/Trustees/Faculty Task Force 1978

1.17 Finance & Development Task Force 1978

1.18 Middle States - PCA Libraries Feb. 1979

1.19 Student Life & Services Task Force 1978

1.20 Community Impact Task Force 1978

1.21 Philadelphia College of Art, Department Self Studies & Faculty Curriculum Vitae, Book 1 [1 of 2] March 1979

1.22 Philadelphia College of Art, Department Self Studies & Faculty Curriculum Vitae, Book 1 [2 of 2] March 1979

1.23 Philadelphia College of Art, Departmental Self Studies, Book 2 [1 of 2] Feb. 1979

1.24 Philadelphia College of Art, Departmental Self Studies, Book 2 [2 of 2] Feb. 1979

1.25 Philadelphia College of Art, Departmental Self Studies, Book 3: Evening Division

1.26 Academic Programs & Instruction Task Force 1978

1.27 Philadelphia College of Art Evaluation Report for MSA & NASA, 1-4 April 1979

1.28 Report to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees of the Phila. College of Art by... The Middle States Association... & the NAT'L Assoc. of Schools of Art, 1-4 April 1979 (2 copies)

1.29 Correspondence with MSA & NASA 1979

 

Box 2/Series II. Long Range Plan, 1978-79 

2.1 Correspondence & Memos compiled by Hazel Gustow

2.2 LRP Misc Notes

2.3 PCA Long-Range Planning Program Task Forces Orientation, 9 March 1978

2.4 Long Range Plan [Report of] the Student Life & Services Task Force, 19 June 1978

2.5 Task Force I, Phase II, III, & IV Report, Gallery

2.6 Report to Long-Range Planning Committee, PCA, Trends at PCA, 15 Sept 1978

2.7 Long Range Planning, Phase 2 Report, Oct 1978

2.8 Phase III, 31 Oct 1978

2.9 Phase IV, Physical Plant & Physical Environment Task Force, Nov 20 1978

2.10 Long-Range Planning, Phase IV Report, 28/29 Nov 1978

2.11 Long Range Plan, Feb 1979 (2 copies)

2.12 Philadelphia College of Art Long Range Plan, Draft II, Oct 12 1979 (2 copies)

2.13 Philadelphia College of Art Long Range Plan, 14 Dec 1979

 

Box 3/Series III. Accreditation, 1980-1994 

3.1 1980, Middle States Follow-up Report

3.2 Self Study Steering Committee Meetings & Memos, March - Sept. 1986

3.3 Self Study Steering Committee Agendas & Minutes, 1986-87

3.4 Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts Dept. & Steering Committee Notebook, 1986-87, copy 2. Annotated & Supplementary Materials (i.e. Mtg Agendas & Notes)

3.5 Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts Dept. & Steering Committee Notebook, 1986-87, copy 3. (Annotated) - Jan Powell Incl. Meeting Minutes

3.6 Department Self Studies 1986-87

3.7 Department Self Studies 1986-87, folder 2

3.8 School of Music

3.9 School of Dance

3.10 School of Theater - 1986

3.11 Philadelphia Colleges of the Arts Self Study Plan, Submitted to Middle States 11 Feb. 1987, (2 copies)

3.12 Graduate Program Task Force

3.13 Self-Study Reports of the Task Forces Feb. 1987

3.14 Task Force Reports, February 1987

3.15 Study Group on Educational Programs & Curricula, n.d.

3.16 Task Force Reports: Steering Committee & Provost Responses, Feb. 1987

3.17 Study Committee on Financial & Administrative Resources, Interim(?) Report, 3 Sept. 1987

3.18 Study Committee on Instructional Resources & Facilities

3.19 Study Committee on Students

3.20 Study Program on Educational Programs & Faculty

3.21 Dean's Report - Draft III. Philadelphia College of Art & Design. Stephen Tarantal, Dean. Oct. 1987

3.22 Department Goals & Objective Reports, 13 Oct. 1987

3.23 Status Report on the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, Stephen Jay, Dean. 3 Nov. 1987 (2 copies)

3.24 Overview of Self Study Areas Nov. 1987

3.25 Dean's Self Study Report, Stephen Tarantal, Dean/PCAD. 8 Feb. 1988. 2 copies

3.26 University of the Arts Self-Study Report. 15 Feb. 1988. 2 copies + 1 abridged copy

3.27 Middle States Accreditation Evaluation Team's Draft Report. 18 April 1988

3.28 Middle States Letter Revisit. 29 April 1988

3.29 Accreditation Letter From MSA. 30 June 1988

3.30 Final Report of the Middle States Evaluation Team & UArts’ Response. 20 May 1988

3.31 NASAD Self Study 1988-89 Time-table

3.32 NASAD Self Study Steering Committee, 1987-88, Departmental Goals & Objectives Statements. 20 Oct. 1988

3.33 Department Self-Studies NASAD Updates 1988

3.34 University of the Arts, PCAD, NASAD Self-Study Report 1989, copy 1

3.35 University of the Arts, PCAD, NASAD Self-Study Report 1989, copy 2

3.36 NASAD Reaccreditation Visit Schedule, 27 Feb. 1989

3.37 NASAD Visitor's Report, 26-29 March 1989 (visit)

3.38 NASAD Self Study Visitor's Report & Optional Response (Draft) 10 June 1989, 2 copies

3.39 NASAD Correspondence, 1988-90

3.40 University of the Arts, School of Music, NASM Self-Study Report 1989, Preliminary Version One

3.41 University of the Arts / PCPA, School of Music, NASM Self-Study Report, 1989, copy 1

3.42 University of the Arts / PCPA, School of Music, NASM Self-Study Report, 1989, copy 2

3.43 NASM 1990 Visitor's Report

3.44 NASAD Progress Report, 27 Aug. 1990

3.45 UArts Follow Up Report to Middle States 1991

3.46 NASM 1992 Progress Report

3.47 University of the Arts, Self-Study Materials, Responses to General Standards, Penn. Dept. of Education Visitation, March 1992

3.48 School of Music, Self-Study Materials, Responses to Specific Standards, Penn. Dept. of Education Visitation, March 1992

3.49 Middle States, Periodic Review Report by Solmssen (June 1993) & MSA Acceptance Letter, 1 Dec. 1993, copy 1

3.50 Middle States, Periodic Review Report by Solmssen (June 1993) & MSA Acceptance Letter, 1 Dec. 1993, copy 2

3.51 NASM Correspondence 1994

 

Box 4/Series IV. Accreditation, 1995-1999 

4.1 Follow-Up Report to Middle States, 28 August 1995

4.2 University of the Arts, Middle States Evaluation, 1999, Steering Committee Binder ca. May 1997

4.3 UArts Middle States, 1999, Steering Committee Binder, May 1997, copy 2

4.4 Steering Committee timeline for meetings and reports, n.d.

4.5 Steering Committee Meeting, May 28, 1997

4.6 MSA/NASAD Steering Committee Meeting, June 24, 1997

4.7 Steering Committee Meeting, August 28, 1997

4.8 Steering Committee, 22 Sept. 1997

4.9 Steering Committee, 8 Oct. 1997

4.10 Steering Committee, 22 Oct. 1997

4.11 Steering Committee, Nov. 5, 1997

4.12 Steering Committee, 20 Nov 1997

4.13 Steering Committee, Dec 10, 1997

4.14 Steering Committee, Dec. 17, 1997

4.15 Steering Committee, Jan 21, 1998

4.16 Steering Committee, 10 Feb 1998

4.17 Steering Committee, February 18, 1998

4.18 Steering Committee, March 4, 1998

4.19 Steering Committee, March 18, 1998

4.20 Steering Committee, March 25, 1998

4.21 Steering Committee, April 8, 1998

4.22 Steering Committee, April 15, 1998

4.23 Steering Committee, April 22, 1998

4.24 Steering Committee, May 6, 1998

4.25 Steering Committee, May 20, 1998

4.26 Steering Committee, May 27, 1998

4.27 Steering Committee Meeting, 6/3/98

4.28 Steering Committee, June 17, 1998

4.29 Steering Committee, July 1, 1998

4.30 Steering Committee, July 8, 1998

4.31 Steering Committee, July 22, 1998

4.32 Steering Committee, July 29, 1998

4.33 Steering Committee Meeting, August 5, 1998

4.34 UArts Self Study 1999, Self-Study Design by Dr. Donald Chittum & NASAD Supplement by Dean Stephen Tarantal & Dr. Donald Chittum, 20 Jan 1998

4.35 UArts Self Study 1999, Back-up Materials from Work Group I: Mission Committee

4.36 MSA 1999, UArts Self Study, Back-up Materials from Work Group IV: Programs Committee [1 of 2]

4.37 UArts Self Study 1999, Back-up Materials from Work Group IV: Programs Committee [2 of 2]

4.38 UArts Self Study 1998/(9), Library, Work Group V

4.39 1998 Self-Study. Work Group V. Library & Other Learning Resources. Report to the Steering Committee

4.40 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group VI: The Plant Committee

4.41 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group VII: Recruitment Committee

4.42 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group VII: Recruitment Committee

4.43 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group VIII: Student Services Committee

4.44 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group VIII: Student Services Committee

4.45 UArts Self Study 1999, MSA/NASAD Reaccreditation, Self Study Work Group on Students & Student Services, Preliminary Report

4.46 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group IX: Governance Committee

4.47 UArts Self Study 1999, Back Up Materials from Work Group X: Technology Committee

 

Box 5/Series V. Accreditation, 1999-2001 

5.1 UArts Self Study 1999, Work Group Reports & Executive Summaries, WG I - WG II 1998

5.2 UArts Self Study 1999, Work Group Reports & Executive Summaries, WG III - WG IV 1998

5.3 UArts Self Study 1999, Work Group Reports & Executive Summaries, WG V - WG VII 1998

5.4 UArts Self Study 1999, Work Group Reports & Executive Summaries, WG VIII - WG X 1998

5.5 UArts Self Study 1999, Report Final Draft for University Consideration, Report Writer: Robert Ackerman, 1 November 1998, 2 copies

5.6 UArts Self-Study 1999, NASAD Self-Study Appendum on Programs Draft, 11/2/98

5.7 UArts Self Study 1999, Self Study Report for MSA & NASAD, Jan. 1999, copy 1

5.8 UArts Self Study 1999, Self Study Report for MSA & NASAD, Jan. 1999, copy 2

5.9 UArts Self Study 1999, Incl. Evaluation Report by MSA (28-31 March 1999) & Follow-up Report, 2 April 2001

5.10 1999 Self Study, Report by MSA (copy 2) 28-31 March 1999

5.11 Middle States, Correspondence RE: Follow Ups, 1999-2002

5.12 Heads Report/Annual Report for NASAD, 1998-99

5.13 H.E.A.D.S. 99/00

5.14 Steering Committee, May 26, 1999, NASM 2001

5.15 School of Music, NASM Self-Study 2001, Sept. 22, 1999

5.16 Study Groups, Sept. 22, 1999

5.17 NASM Steering, Music Library, 10-27-99

5.18 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 1 Dec 1999 (Agenda), 27 Oct 1999 (Minutes)

5.19 Steering Committee, 1999 Dec 1st

5.20 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 13 Dec 1999

5.21 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 25 Jan 2000 (Incl. 19 Jan Resume)

5.22 Steering Committee 2-9-00, Lib copy

5.23 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 11 Feb 2000

5.24 NASM, Steering Committee, 16 Feb 2000

5.25 NASM, Steering Committee, Lib. March 1, 2000

5.26 NASM, Steering Committee, Lib. March 1, 2000

5.27 NASM - March 22, 2000

5.28 NASM 2001, Resume 29 March 2000

5.29 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 5 April 2000

5.30 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 3 May 2000

5.31 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 16 May 2000

5.32 NASM, Steering Committee, 30 May 2000

5.33 NASM, Steering Committee, Library, June 6, 2000

5.34 NASM, Steering Committee, Library, June 20, 2000

5.35 NASM Meeting, July 18, 2000, Lib.

5.36 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 13 September 2000

5.37 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 20 Sept. 2000

5.38 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 27 Sept. 2000

5.39 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 3 November 2000

5.40 NASM 2001, Steering Committee, 13 Feb. 2001

5.41 NASM 2001, Memos (2000-2001)

5.42 NASM 2001, Self Study in Format A

5.43 UArts School of Music, Self Study, NASM, Vol. 1: Narrative, January 2001

5.44 School of Music, Self Study, NASM, Jan 2001, Vol. 2: Required Appendices

5.45 School of Music, Self Study Report, NASM, 2001, v.3

5.46 School of Music, NASM 2001, Vol. V: On-Site Appendices

5.47 School of Music, NASM, Vol. VI, Reports Prepared by Steering Committee Study Groups I - VI

 

Box 6. Series VI. Accreditation, 2004-2014

6.1 University of the Arts, Periodic Review Report for Middle States, June 2004

6.2 Middle States, Periodic Review Report, Letter of Receipt, 2004

6.3 Report... Prepared following analysis of (UArts') Periodic Review Report, 28 July 2004

6.4 Middle States, Monitoring Report, 2006

6.5 UArts Self-Study 2009, Self Study Draft - Final Revised, 12 Nov. 2008, Report Writer: Peter Stambler, copy 1

6.6 UArts Self-Study 2009, Self Study Draft - Final Revised, 12 Nov. 2008, Report Writer: Peter Stambler, copy 2

6.7 UArts Self Study, Self Study Design Submitted, 8 Oct. 2008

6.8 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #2: Planning, Resource Allocation, Institutional Renewal

6.9 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #3: Institutional Resources

6.10 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #4: Leadership & Governance

6.11 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #5: Administration

6.12 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #6: Integrity

6.13 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #7: Institutional Assessment

6.14 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #8: Student Admission & Retention

6.15 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #9: Student Support Services

6.16 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #10: Faculty

6.17 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #11: Educational Offerings

6.18 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #12: General Education

6.19 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #13: Related Educational Activities

6.20 UArts Self Study 2009, Work Group Report #14: Assessment of Student Learning

6.21 MSCHE & NASAD, UArts 2009 Joint Self Study Report, Volume 1

6.22 UArts 2009 Joint Self Study Report, Volume 2

6.23 UArts 2009 Joint Self Study Report, Vol. 3

6.24 UArts Self Study 2009, Binder # 6: UArts Student Surveys

6.25 UArts Joint Self Study Report 2009, College of Art & Design, 2007 Goals & Objectives

6.26 UArts Joint Self Study 2009, College of Art & Design, Futures Committees, Reports & Responses

6.27 NASM 2011 HEADS Data Reports

6.28 NASM 2011 HEADS Summary Sheets

6.29 NASM 2011 Equipment Inventory

6.30 NASM 2011 Expenditures for Music Acquisitions

6.31 NASM 2011 List of top five, plus note

6.32 NASM 2011 Community Involvement + MM

6.33 NASM 2011 Agreements

6.34 NASM 2011 Credit Agreements

6.35 NASM 2011. II.SOM.1 Curricular Tables

6.36 NASM 2011 II.SOM.2 Program/Department Goals and Outcomes

6.37 NASM 2011 Intern Teaching program

6.38 NASM 2011 Curricular Percentages

6.39 NASM 2011 Policies for assigning non-major teachers

6.40 NASM 2011 Policies regarding enrollment

6.41 NASM 2011 Additional Music Education Resources

6.42 NASM 2011 Aspiration Surveys

6.43 NASM 2011 Departmental Recruiting Plans

6.44 NASM 2011 Evaluation of SOM Director

6.45 NASM 2011 Faculty Evaluation Documents

6.46 NASM 2011 LIPA Student Evaluations

6.47 NASM 2011 Org Charts 6.58 Periodic Review Report, May 23, 2014