Statement of Accreditation Status
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
- CEO: Dr. Manuel Calzada, Chancellor
- Accreditation Liaison Officer: Prof. Ariel Guzman
- Commission Staff Liaison: Dr. Idna Corbett, Vice President
- Carnegie Classification: Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools » Four-year, very small, primarily nonresidential
- Control: Public
- Phase: Accredited
- Status: Accreditation Reaffirmed
- Accreditation Granted: 1975
- Last Reaffirmation: 2015
- Next Self-Study Evaluation: 2019-2020
- Next Mid-Point Peer Review: 2024
- The following represents the MSCHE accreditation actions taken in the last ten (10) years.
- June 24, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To note that the institution hosted a virtual site visit in lieu of an on-site visit in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 17, 2020. To postpone a decision and request a supplemental information report, due December 1, 2021, documenting evidence of (1) the institution offers an undergraduate general education program, free standing or integrated into academic disciplines, that is consistent with higher education expectations (Standard III); (2) clearly stated educational goals at the institutional and degree/program levels, which are interrelated with one another, with relevant educational experiences, and with the institution’s mission (Standard V); and (3) student learning programs that are characterized by coherence and appropriate assessment of student achievement throughout its educational offerings, at both institutional and program levels, with evidence that faculty and appropriate institutional stakeholders have considered and used assessment results to improve teaching and learning (Standard V). To direct a follow-up team visit following submission of the supplemental information report. To note the visit will also fulfill the verification requirements of the USDE guidelines. Upon reaffirmation of accreditation, the next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2027-2028.
- January 4, 2021
To acknowledge receipt of the substantive change request. To include alternative delivery method-distance education within the institution’s scope of accreditation. To require written evidence of approvals from all necessary licensing, regulatory, or other legal entities as necessary, including the Puerto Rico Board of Post-Secondary Institutions. To note that the Commission may rescind this action if the requested substantive change is not implemented within one calendar year from the date of this action. To note the Commission delayed the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of the self-study report. To delay the On-Site Evaluation visit scheduled for Spring 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances related to coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions and to continue accreditation. To note the institution remains accredited during a delay granted by the Commission. The Evaluation visit will be scheduled in accordance with Commission policy and procedures.
- April 16, 2020
To acknowledge receipt of formal written notice from the institution in response to the Commission’s request of March 9, 2020. To temporarily waive Substantive Change Policy and Procedures and allow the use of distance education to accommodate students impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) interruptions, in accordance with United States Department of Education (USDE) guidelines published March 5, 2020. Continued use of distance education beyond the limitations of USDE guidelines will require substantive change approval in accordance with Substantive Change Policy and Procedures. This flexibility is not available for clock-hour courses that lead to licensure if the licensing body will not accept distance learning courses or hours or give credit for them toward the number of hours a student must complete.
- November 15, 2018
To acknowledge receipt of the focused report. To note the visit by the Commission's representatives. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- November 15, 2018
To acknowledge receipt of the supplemental information report. To note that a follow up visit will not be conducted.
- March 15, 2018
To document receipt of the progress report, noting that the report provided limited responses to requested information. To request a focused report, due August 1, 2018 documenting further evidence of a general education program that offers sufficient scope and is designed so that students acquire and demonstrate essential skills (Standard III). In addition, to request that the report also document the status of the institution. A focused team visit will follow submission of the report. To direct a prompt Commission liaison guidance visit to discuss Commission expectations. To note that the request for a delay in the self-study visit has been denied. The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- October 19, 2017
To request a supplemental information report due December 1, 2017, regarding the status of the institution. To note that the Progress Report due on October 1, 2017, will now be due on December 1, 2017.
- November 19, 2015
To accept the Periodic Review Report and to reaffirm accreditation. To request a progress report, due October 1, 2017, documenting further development and implementation of observable learning goals for general education stated as outcomes (Standard 12). The next evaluation visit is scheduled for 2019-2020.
- June 28, 2012
To accept the progress report. The Periodic Review Report is due June 1, 2015.
- 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:
- 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: