Statement of Accreditation Status

New School, The

  • CEO: Dr. Donna Shahala, President
  • Accreditation Liaison Officer: Dr. Prisca Wood
  • Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Judith Sciple, Vice President
  • Carnegie Classification: Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity » Four-year, medium, primarily residential
  • Control: Private (Non-Profit)
  • Former Name(s): New School for Social Research
  • Phase: Accredited
  • Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
  • Accreditation Granted: 1960
  • Last Reaffirmation: 2014
  • Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2023-2024

Contact Information

66 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10011

(212) 229-5600

www.newschool.edu

  • February 29, 2024
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due April 22, 2024, that provides additional information on Standard II: Ethics and Integrity and Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024. 
  • November 16, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report requested by the Commission action of March 9, 2023. To request that the next self-study, in preparation for a visit in 2023-2024, provide further evidence of (1) organized and systematic assessments, conducted by faculty and/or appropriate professionals, that evaluate the extent of student achievement of institutional and degree/program goals (Standard V); and (2) consideration and use of assessment results for the improvement of educational effectiveness (Standard V) (Thirteenth Edition). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • November 16, 2023
    To note that the Commission liaison guidance visit occurred on July 11, 2023. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • April 26, 2023
    To note that the updated supplemental information report, due May 1, 2023, is now due August 1, 2023.
  • March 9, 2023
    To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To request a supplemental information report, due May 1, 2023, documenting the impact of the faculty strike on (1) student learning experiences that are designed, delivered and assessed by appropriately credentialed professionals, sufficient in number, who are effective and rigorous in their teaching (Standard III); (2) sufficient learning opportunities and resources to support students' academic progress (Standard III); (3) organized and systematic assessments, conducted by faculty and/or appropriate professionals, that evaluate the extent of student achievement of institutional and program-level goals (Standard V); (4) demonstrated and documented use of assessment results to improve educational effectiveness (Standard V); (5) adequate and appropriate institutional review and approval of assessment services designed, delivered, or assessed by third-party providers (Standard V); and (6) record of compliance with applicable state and federal regulatory requirements, including copies of reporting to regulatory agencies regarding its program responsibilities under title IV and other student financial aid programs (Requirement of Affiliation 5). To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss the Commission's expectations. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • December 2, 2022
    Staff acted on behalf of the Commission to request a supplemental information report, due December 16, 2022, that provides additional information on Standard III: Design and Delivery of the Student Learning Experience; Standard IV: Support of the Student Experience; and Requirement of Affiliation 15.The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • March 4, 2021
    To note that the Mid-Point Peer Review has been conducted and no further evidence is required at this time. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 21, 2018
    To accept the progress report. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2023-2024.
  • June 23, 2016
    To accept the monitoring report. To request a progress report, due April 1, 2018, documenting (1) the continued development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, with evidence that assessment results are used to improve programs, services, and processes, inform decision-making, institutional planning, and resource allocation, and shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7); and (2) the continued development and implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained process to assess student learning with evidence that assessment results are used to inform teaching and learning in all programs (Standard 14). The date for the next accreditation review will be determined by the Commission when it revises the accreditation cycle.
  • June 26, 2014
    To note the visit by the Commission's representative and to note the receipt of approval by the French ministry. To affirm the inclusion of the branch campus at 45, Rue Saint Roch, Paris, France 75001 within the scope of the institution's accreditation.
  • June 26, 2014
    To reaffirm accreditation. To request a monitoring report, due April 1, 2016 documenting (1) the continued development and implementation of an organized and sustainable assessment process, including the development of specific metrics, with evidence that assessment information is used to improve programs, services, and processes, inform decision-making about institutional planning and resource allocation, and is shared and discussed with appropriate constituents (Standard 7); and (2) the continued development and implementation of a documented, organized, and sustained process to assess student learning that has the support and collaboration of faculty and administration, and uses assessment results to improve teaching and learning. (Standard 14) The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2019.
  • October 31, 2012
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request and to include the branch campus at 45, Rue Saint Roch, Paris, France 75001 provisionally within the scope of the institution's accreditation pending receipt of approval by the French ministry of education and a site visit within six months of commencing operations at the site. The Commission requires written notification within thirty days of the commencement of operations at this branch campus. In the event that operations at the branch campus do not commence within one calendar year from the approval of this action, approval will lapse. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • January 3, 2012
    To acknowledge the substantive change request and to note the institution's decision to close the following additional locations: Balston Spa/Malta/Saratoga, 368 Broadway Suite 13 Saratoga Springs NY 12866; Castle Point VA Medical Center at Beacon, Route 9D, Castle Point, NY 12511; Middletown Psychiatric Center, 90 North Street, Middletown, NY 10940; Hutchings Psychiatric Center, 620 Madison Street, Syracuse NY, 13210; Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, 998 Crooked Hill Road, West Brentwood, NY, 11717; and to close the instructional site at Montefiore Medical Center, 111 E. 210 St., Bronx, NY, 10467. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-14.
  • November 1, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request, to note the institution's decision to close its additional location at Parsons Paris, 14 rue Letellier, 75016 Paris, France and remove the location from the scope of the institution's accreditation, and to approve the institution's teach-out plan. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2013-14.
  • September 26, 2011
    To acknowledge receipt of the institution's request to postpone the evaluation visit for one year and to grant the postponement. The next evaluation visit is now scheduled for 2013-2014.
  • Distance Education
    Approved to offer programs by this delivery method
  • Correspondence Education
    Not approved for this delivery method

Approved Credential Levels

The following represents credential levels included in the scope of the institution’s accreditation:

  • Postsecondary award (1-2 years) Included within the scope
  • Postsecondary award (2-4 years) Included within the scope
  • Associate's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-baccalaureate Certificate Included within the scope
  • Master's Degree or Equivalent Included within the scope
  • Post-Master's Certificate Included within the scope
  • Doctor's Degree- Research/Scholarship Included within the scope
  • Main Campus
    New School, The
    66 West 12th Street
    New York, NY 10011
  • Branch Campus
    The New School - Paris
    Paris 45, Rue Saint Roch, Paris 75001
    France
    Opened: 07/08/2013
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tongji University
    1230 Siping Road
    Shanghai, China
  • Other Instructional Site
    Tsinghua University
    Haidian District
    Beijing, China

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