Posted by jon on February 24, 2003 at 05:30:25:
My senior year of College my school was under the NAAB accreditation. The team came for about 2 weeks to evaluate the school. Not once did they do any classroom observations.They used the students works the university gave them to judge wheather it was satisfactory. At a student forum with the team, many students voiced there displeasure with many of the faculty. Most were not teaching what they should. Our school is a small only 109 graduated in under-grad and 33 in grad. 2 months after the NAAB team left the Dean of architecure was fired. I know he was fired for "looking the other way" to much. He ignored problems with the circulum and faculty. The NAAB team did not "dig deep enough" to find out what was really going on. I noticed on there website that it seems like every school of architecture is accreditated by the NAAB. Is the NAAB really that important? and does it mean that its a good school if it is accredited?
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