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  • Self-Evaluation Report • Universidad del Turabo • March 23, 2018 page 2

    Self-Evaluation Report

    for the

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN

    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DEGREE

    Submitted to the

    Landscape Architectural Accreditation Board

    American Society of Landscape Architects

    636 Eye Street, N.W.

    Washington, D.C. 20001-3736

    March 23, 2018

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    REQUEST FOR REVIEW

    LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL ACCREDITATION BOARD

    February 6, 2018 Date

    Invitation to review is extended by: (chief academic officer by name and title)

    Dr. Dennis Alicea, Chancellor of the Universidad del Turabo ____________

    Identify the program in Landscape Architecture to be reviewed and the name of the institution.

    Bachelor’s Degree from the Universidad del Turabo

    This landscape architectural program certifies that it has been in operation since August 2013 (date)

    and is legally entitled to confer the following first professional degree:

    Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture ________ __

    Preferred Dates for Review: Indicate first, second, and third preferences.

    1. May 6-9, 2018 ________ 2.

    3.

    Please give complete address for the program requesting review. Include the name, phone number, and

    e-mail address for the program administrator.

    Yazmín M. Crespo Claudio, MDes, MArch

    Directora del Departamento de Arquitectura (Director of the Architecture Department)

    Escuela Internacional de Diseño y Arquitectura___________________________________

    Universidad del Turabo, SUAGM

    P.O. Box 3030

    Gurabo, Puerto Rico 00778-3030

    787-743-7979 ext. 4898

    yacrespo@suagm.edu

    mailto:yacrespo@suagm.edu

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    PROGRAM SELF-EVALUATION REPORT

    For the Academic Year 2017-2018

    Institution Escuela Internacional de Diseño y Arquitectura_________________

    Universidad del Turabo____________________________________

    Program First Professional Bachelor’s Degree__________________________

    Degree Title/Degree Length Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture__________________

    4 years__________________________________________________

    Chief Administrative Official Dr. José F. Méndez Méndez, President ________________________

    of the Institution System name title

    P.O. Box 21345 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00928-1345 _______ address ac_jmendez@suagm.edu 787-751-0178 ext. 7259______ e-mail address phone number

    Chief Administrative Official Dr. Eligio David Méndez, Interim Chancellor______________

    of the Institution name title

    P.O. Box 3030 Gurabo, Puerto Rico 00778-3030 address edmendez@suagm.edu 787-743-7979 ext. 4000______ e-mail address phone number

    Chief Administrative Official Aurorisa Mateo-Rodríguez, Dean

    of the School name title

    P.O. Box 3030 Gurabo, Puerto Rico 00778-3030 address amateo@suagm.edu 787-743-7979 ext. 4430 e-mail address phone number

    Chief Administrative Official Elizabeth Castrodad Vélez, Associate Dean of Academics Affairs

    of the Division name title

    P.O. Box 3030 Gurabo, Puerto Rico 00778-3030 address ecastrodad1@suagm.edu 787-743-7979 ext. 4938

    e-mail address phone number

    Chief Administrative Official Yazmín M. Crespo Claudio, Professor and Director

    of the Department name title

    P.O. Box 3030 Gurabo, Puerto Rico 00778-3030 address yacrespo@suagm.edu 787-743-7979 ext. 4898 e-mail address phone number

    Report Submitted by Yazmín M. Crespo Claudio March 23, 2018_____________ name date

    mailto:yacrespo@suagm.edu

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    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS For Achieving and Maintaining Accredited Status

    1. The program title and degree description incorporate the term "Landscape Architecture".

    2. An undergraduate first-professional program is a baccalaureate of at least four academic years'

    duration.

    3. A graduate first-professional program is a master's equivalent to at least three academic years'

    duration.

    4. Faculty instructional full-time equivalence (FTE) shall be as follows:

    a. An academic unit that offers a single first-professional degree program at the emerging or

    Initial Accreditation status has at least three FTE instructional faculty who hold professional

    degrees in landscape architecture, at least one of whom is full-time.

    b. An academic unit that offers a first-professional degree program at both the bachelor’s and

    master’s levels at the emerging or Initial Accreditation status has at least six FTE

    instructional faculty, five of whom hold professional degrees in landscape architecture, at

    least two of whom are full-time.

    c. An academic unit that offers a single first-professional degree program at the continuing full

    Accreditation status has an FTE of at least five instructional faculty. At least four of these

    faculty members hold a professional degree in landscape architecture and at least three of

    them are full-time.

    d. An academic unit that offers first-professional degree programs at both the bachelor’s and

    master’s levels with continuing full Accreditation status has an FTE of at least seven

    instructional faculty, at least five of whom hold professional degrees in landscape architecture

    and are full-time.

    5. The parent institution is accredited by a recognized institutional accrediting agency.

    6. There is a designated program administrator responsible for the leadership and management

    functions for the program under review.

    7. The program provides a comprehensive public information disclosure about the program’s status

    and performance within a single click link from the program’s internet website homepage.

    8. A program accredited by LAAB shall:

    a. Continuously comply with accreditation standards;

    b. Pay the annual sustaining and other fees as required; and

    c. Regularly file complete annual and other requested reports.

    The program administrator shall inform LAAB if any of these factors fails to apply during an

    accreditation period.

    The Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture_______________ _____

    program meets the minimum conditions to apply for LAAB accreditation.

    Yazmín M. Crespo Claudio__ ___________________________Director of the Architecture Department Program Administrator Name Title

    March 23, 2018___________ Program Administrator Signature Date

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    INTRODUCTION

    1. History of Program.

    History and Mission of Universidad del Turabo

    Universidad del Turabo is part of Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez (SUAGM). SUAGM is a

    private, non-profit organization in compliance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the

    second largest university system on the island. Its four institutions of higher education, Universidad del

    Turabo (UT), Universidad