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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Interior Design Program Received Institutional Effectiveness Celebrity Award

Interior Design (ID) BFA program received the Institutional Effectiveness Celebrity Award by University Accreditation (UA) on November 20, 2019. Institutional Effectiveness (IE) Celebrity Awards is special recognition for Institutional Effectiveness super stars across campus with high peer reviewer scores that deserve our recognition. In other words, ID program demonstrates a strong commitment to institutional effectiveness in student learning and improvement. Please visit the website for more details. 

https://www.unt.edu/story/institutional-effectiveness-awards-ceremony

From Left: Hepi Wachter, Design Department Chair; Phillip Park, ID Program Coordinator; Jennifer Evans-Cowley, Provost

The IE process at UNT is focused on improving the university’s student learning outcomes and services, while increasing student success and institutional quality. Including continuous improvement and innovation as part of the institutional culture ensures that student success and achievement are at the forefront of UNT’s mission. UA manages the Improve database (formerly TracDat) for IE plans, and reports institutional effectiveness to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Benefits of implementing the Improve are two folds for our program. It serves to satisfy the university mission and to meet the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA, formerly FIDER) Standards as well. Our ID BFA program has been accredited by CIDA since 1977. This distinction means the program meets or exceeds strict academic standards for excellence in interior design education.