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MLA Program Accreditation

Student Work for MLA Accreditation Visit

Auburn’s Master of Landscape Architecture Program went through the accreditation process this semester.  This process, which typically occurs on a six-year cycle, is a rich opportunity to collectively evaluate the effectiveness of the program in achieving our educational goals.  In addition to the internal process of self-evaluation, the Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board (LAAB) provides an independent assessment that is led by a team of visiting evaluators.  Each team is composed of a landscape architecture educator, academic administrator, and practitioner.  The team for Auburn’s 2015 accreditation visit was Erin A. Degutis, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, Mary Anne Alabanza Akers, Ph.D., Dean and Professor at Morgan State University, and team leader Dean R. Bork, Associate Professor at Virginia Tech. The accreditation process is an exciting time for the program.  Not only did our distinguished alumni and Advisory Council Members contribute to the discussions at Dudley, but selected student work from the last six years of the program was on exhibit.  Although the official report will not be released by the accreditation board until spring, we were delighted that the review was positive and constructive. On behalf of the Landscape Architecture Program, thank you all for your participation and support.