Public Notice: Institutions Currently Scheduled for Comprehensive NASD Accreditation Review


April 11, 2016

As required by the NASD Rules of Practice and Procedure, the National Association of Schools of Dance provides notice that the institutions listed below are as of this date scheduled for a comprehensive NASD review during the Commission meetings of September 12 – 15, 2016.

The list contains only those institutions being considered for accreditation or continuation of accreditation based on a full institutional self-study and an NASD on-site visit.

As a part of the comprehensive review, NASD procedures include the opportunity for third-party comment about one issue only: an institution’s qualifications with regard to NASD standards as published in the current Handbook of the Association. Please note that third-party comment is not a substitute for NASD procedures for filing complaints regarding a member institution.

The Rules and Procedures for Third-Party Comment Related to Initial or Periodic Reviews for Accreditation govern NASD third-party comment procedures and establish eligibility and other requirements for Commission and institutional reviews of third-party-comment.

Anyone wishing to file third-party comment eligible for consideration by the Commission must read and abide by these rules. All third-party comment must be filed using the NASD Official Third-Party Comment Form.

The institution will be given an opportunity to review and respond to any third-party comment eligible for Commission review under the rules and procedures cited above.

To be reviewed at the September 2016 Commission meeting, any third-party comment about any institution listed herein must be received by the NASD National Office no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on May 23, 2016.

As of this date, the following institutions are scheduled for comprehensive review during the September 2016 meetings of the NASD Commission on Accreditation:

American Ballet Center, Joffrey Ballet School New York, NY
Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education Atlanta, GA
California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
Limón Institute New York, NY
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, CA
Palm Beach Atlantic University West Palm Beach, FL
Radford University Radford, VA
Southeast Missouri State University Cape Girardeau, MO
Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
The Ailey School New York, NY
The Community College of Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL
University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
University of Maryland, College Park College Park, MD
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
Wichita State University Wichita, KS