Public Notice: Comprehensive Review of Specific Operational Standards for Free-Standing Dance Institutions of Higher Education and Specific Operational Standards for Proprietary Schools


July 24, 2019

In August 2015, NASD began a multi-year review of its standards and guidelines. The first phase of the review focused on the standards of graduate studies in dance. The second phase focused on the standards for undergraduate studies in dance. The third phase focused on non-degree-granting studies in dance. The fourth phase focused on standards pertaining to purposes and operations, two-year degree-granting programs and applicable appendices.

This phase will focus on the Specific Operational Standards for Free-Standing Dance Institutions of Higher Education and Specific Operational Standards for Proprietary Schools.

The comment period extends from July 24 to October 14, 2019. We invite all representatives of member institutions, constituencies, dance professionals, deans, accreditors, students, interested parties, and the general public to engage in this review. The comments received in this comment period will influence any proposals for changes to the standards.

A hearing on the standards under review will be held on Friday, September 13 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. at the NASD 2019 Annual Meeting in Sarasota, Florida. This current review will not result in a projected vote in September 2019.

Please click here to download a copy of the current standards under review.

Please visit Comprehensive Standards Reviews for more information regarding the NASD comprehensive standards review process. You may also find helpful information, instructions, and a Response Form by visiting Reviewing and Commenting on NASD Standards, as well as Frequently Asked Questions regarding the NASD standards in general and the standards review process.

Please forward comments by October 14, 2019 to:

Jenny Kuhlmann
Data and Records Associate
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS OF DANCE
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, Virginia 20190
Phone: 703-437-0700, Extension 112