The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board of Directors recently adopted updates to accreditation policy.

CIDA’s Eligibility of Multiple Programs or Programs with Multiple Degrees policy was divided into two separate policies, one focused on multiple degree tracks and another focused on alternate delivery methods. Percentage thresholds for general education and interior design courses that can be delivered through an alternate delivery method have been removed, and now any programs that offer required courses through an alternate delivery method must submit information for Accreditation Commission review. The complete Eligibility of Multiple Programs or Programs with Multiple Degrees and Alternate Delivery Methods policies can be found in CIDA’s Policy and Procedures, IV. Applying for Accreditation, page 5.

Additionally, CIDA’s guidelines for displaying digital student work have been updated. These guidelines focus more on the resources that must be available for visiting teams, providing programs with more flexibility in determining how best to display digital student work and course materials. The updated digital student work guidelines can be found in CIDA’s Policy and Procedures, Section VI. Site Visit, page 8.