The architecture school belongs to the An Artist Foundation, rapport that violates a recently passed policy in the Greater Learning Commission, a Chicago-based nonprofit that accredits schools and colleges. Accredited institutions should be separate companies using their non-academic sponsoring organizations, based on the 2012 policy change. In August, HLC informed the An Artist School of Architecture it would lose its accreditation by 2017.
Initially, the An Artist Foundation balked thinking of integrating the college individually (and losing its control of the school's operation and direction). But a week ago, An Artist Foundation leader Sean Malone introduced the board approved individually integrating the 82-year-old architecture school as lengthy as certain fundraiser goals are met.
Students and alumni from the Chandler, Arizona, and Spring Eco-friendly, Wisconsin, grounds vocally supported spinning the college off into a completely independent entity, instead of joining up with another accredited institution that may alter the unique character from the hands-on residential fellowship An Artist founded in 1932 at his Wisconsin estate Taliesin. "The fervour of scholars, alumni, along with other supporters of creating the An Artist School of Architecture independent must now result in significant financial support, " Malone authored inside a note (acquired through the ) to individuals active in the school. The precise amount of cash essential to fundraise is not determined.