September - November 2017

Fall Site Visits

  • September 17 – 19: University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
  • September 25 – 27: University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • October 1 – 4: University of Central Florida
  • October 1 – 4: University of Texas San Antonio
  • October 23 – 25: San Jose State University
  • October 23 – 25: The Ohio State University
  • October 30 – November 1: Alabama A & M University
  • October 30 – November 1: University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • November 6 – 8: Arizona State University
  • November 13 – 15: George Washington University

October 12 -15, 2017

PAB Fall Meeting at ACSP National Conference – Denver, CO

Accreditation Reviews

  • Ball State University
  • Florida State University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of Texas at Austin

PAB Conference Sessions

Assessing Assessment: The Role of Practitioners in Student Learning Assessments
Saturday October 14; 11:30 -12:30pm. Location TBA
The profession has a long-term vested interest in the success of planning programs and its students. After all, as graduates they will go on to plan our communities, cities, towns, villages, etc. Practitioners have a personal stake in the performance of planning programs and their students; therefore it is critical that they are engaged in student and programmatic assessment. Surprisingly, not all planning programs engage practitioners in their assessment processes. This conference roundtable will explore how planning programs have engaged local employers, the local APA Chapter and alumni to ensure that students are learning what they need to know to be successful planners. Panelists will discuss ways practitioners can support program’s efforts and advocate for the professions involvement in outcomes assessment at their local university.

January 31, 2018

2016 Annual Report Due

  • All accredited programs must submit an Annual Report and demonstrate compliance with PAB criterion 1F/Public Information. The Annual Report can be accessed at

January - March 2018

Spring Site Visits

  • January 29 – 31: Florida Atlantic University
  • February 5 – 7: The University of Texas at Arlington
  • February 11 – 14: Clemson University
  • February 26 – 28: Texas Southern University
  • March 4 – 7: Texas A&M University
  • March 12 – 14: University of New Orleans
  • March 26 – 28: Tufts University

PAB Newsletter

Spring 2017 (PDF)
Winter 2016 (PDF)
Archived Newsletters

If you are interested in submitting content for future editions, please contact Jesmarie Johnson via email or call (773) 334-7210.

Other News

Changes to APA Student Membership & AICP Candidate Pilot Program Approved; Launching in 2017

Summary of Recent Actions

Click here to view the actions taken at the most recent Board meeting.

International Position Statement

The Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) recognizes the growing importance of international flows of ideas and personnel in the planning profession, and the interest among planning schools outside the United States in interactions with PAB. At the same time, PAB has determined that it does not yet have sufficient understanding or experience to launch a broad program of quality assurance services outside the U.S.

To view the complete statement, please click here