Resources

CIDA provides a high level of support to currently accredited and programs seeking accreditation. Primary resources are CIDA Professional Standards and accreditation policy and procedures. CIDA staff provides assistance to programs and also holds an annual accreditation workshop in conjunction with the Interior Design Educator Council’s national conference each spring.

The additional resources below support sharing of information among programs to enrich the understanding of accreditation practices.

Case Study

The accreditation case study will assist programs in developing a timeline for seeking accreditation. The program and judgments of quality are fiction and used only for the purpose of illustration.

Case Study

Workshop Presentations

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) holds an annual workshop for faculty members and administrators from interior design programs interested in seeking initial accreditation and re-accreditation. For these workshops, CIDA invites faculty members that have recently organized successful accreditation reviews to give presentations on best practices in accreditation.

Use the links below to download recent presentations:
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2014

Critical, Clear and Comprehensive: The Three C’s for Writing the PAR and handouts
Presented by John Turpin, High Point University

Organizing the Student Work Display
Presented by David Brothers, New Jersey Institute of Technology

Organizing the Student Work Display
Presented by Joan Riggs, Chaminade University

Program Self-study in Preparation for a CIDA Accreditation Review
Presented by Anna Marshall-Baker and Hannah Mendoza, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2013

Writing the Program Analysis Report
Presented by Maureen Mitton, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Program Self-study in Preparation for a CIDA Accreditation Review
Presented by Laura Prestwood, Texas Christian University

2012

Writing the Program Analysis Report
Presented by Randy Stauffer and Kristin King, Woodbury University

Organizing the Student Work Display
Presented by Mary Anne Beecher, University of Manitoba

Program Self-study in Preparation for a CIDA Accreditation Review
Presented by Nisha Fernando and Aaron Kadoch, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point

Program Summaries

Programs accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation reside in a rich and diverse range of contexts. Each program that undergoes an accreditation review provides basic information about the institution, program, faculty, and students to assist CIDA in understanding factors influencing the program. As a resource for programs, CIDA compiles this information into summaries.

Important things to know about the summaries:

  • Information is collected on a three-year cycle in conjunction with program self-study reports and progress reports. Thus, the summaries reflect a three-year timeframe.
  • Programs generally provide complete information to CIDA; however, some summary information does not include 100% participation of all programs.
  • While CIDA makes every effort to include accurate information, CIDA does not guarantee the accuracy of information that programs provide.

The currently posted summaries include information gathered from January 1, 2010 through June 25, 2013. The summaries are updated twice a year on May 15 and August 15.

Summary Reports: (.pdf)

Innovative Interior Design Education Awards

In 2010, CIDA introduced the Innovative Interior Design Education Competition. This annual competition is open to faculty members from CIDA-accredited interior design programs. Awards recognize and celebrate innovative teaching and program-related practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education.

Following, sorted by year, are links to award winning entries.

2013

First Place
Tilanka Chandrasekera from Oklahoma State University, OK

Merit Winners
Dr. Tasoulla Hadjiyanni from University of Minnesota, MN
Deborah Schneiderman from Pratt Institute, NY

Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Lockwood from The Art Institute of Portland, OR

2012

First Place
Sarah Strauss from Pratt Institute, NY

Merit Winners
Stephanie Brooker from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
Lauren Baumbach from Philadelphia University, PA

2011

First Place
Jason Meneely from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL

Merit Winners
Peter Benarcik from Bellevue College, Bellevue, WA
Sheryl Kasak from Pratt Institute, NY

Honorable Mention
Hyung-Chan Kim and Migette Kaup from Kansas State University, KS

2010

First Place
Mark Mappala from Bellevue College, WA

Merit Winners
Kathy Ankerson and Peter Hind from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nancy Kwallek from The University of Texas at Austin

Honorable Mention
Igor Siddiqui from The University of Texas at Austin