Korea Architectural Accrediting Board

Architecture Program Report(APR)

The Architecture Program Report(APR) summarizes the professional program with information such as program descriptions, administrative structures, faculty / student information, curriculum and other resources.

The APR serves as a fundamental resource for the visiting team to prepare for a site visit and to utilize as a reference during a site visit. It is recommended that faculty members, students, administrative staffs collaborate to produce a comprehensive APR.

While the KAAB does not suggest any particular format or give out any specific forms, programs are encouraged to creatively produce a complete document within set guidelines. The KAAB maintains the right to reject any APR that does not conform to the guidelines.

Submission for APR
  • With 5 months of Approval of Appliction for Accreditation
Submission Format
  • MS Word File via Email (admin@kaab.or.kr)
  • Submission via Mail (Hard Copy - 1)

The following list illustrates the contents and order of the APR.
(Refer to KAAB Conditions and Procedures “3. Architecture Program Report (APR)” for more information)

1. Program Overview

1.1 History and Description of the Institution

Description of the history and chronology of the institution

1.2 Mission of the Institution

Description of the mission of the institution

1.3 Program History

Description of the history and chronology of the program

1.4 Program Mission

Description of the mission of the program

1.5 Strategic Plans for the Program

Description of the program’s operational organization, management, system, regulations, development direction, development plan details, mid and long-term development plan.

2. Progress Since the Previous Site Visit

2.1 The Program Responses to Deficiencies

The Program must systematically and objectively demonstrate the program’s response to the deficiencies reported from the previous visit. If the program’s response to deficiencies has been reported in the program’s annual report, the response under this item may simply be a summary of the responses reported in the annual report. The response must be in the following order.

  • (1) Summary of the deficiencies
  • (2) Summary of program’s response

In case of an initial accreditation, programs must systematically and objectively demonstrate the program’s response to the deficiencies and recommendations from the process of applications for candidacy and accreditation.

2.2 Program Response to the Changes of KAAB Conditions & Procedures (C&P)

The KAAB C&P is updated periodically with due process. In order to maintain accreditation, programs must be prepared to respond to the revisions and updates. Professional degree programs must demonstrate, in detail, that the program is actively responding to the revisions and updates within the context of the program’s characteristics and in consideration of any outstanding circumstances.

3. Program Responses to the KAAB Conditions and Procedures

A professional degree program must respond to each of the 10 criteria enumerated in section 2 and the requirements described in the subsections. The program must also demonstrate the result of the program’s self-assessment, a detailed plan of execution of, and proof that the program adequately satisfied the criteria listed in the section 2 (Refer to Conditions for Accreditation of the KAAB C&P 2013). The conditions for accreditation are enumerated below. (Refer to section 2. Conditions for Accreditation for detail).

Part I. KAAB Perspectives on Architectural Education
  • 2.1 KAAB Perspectives on Architectural Education
  • 2.1.1 Architectural Education and the Institution
  • 2.1.2 Architecture Education and the Students
  • 2.1.3 Architecture Education, Qualification to Practice, and Registration
  • 2.1.4 Architectural Education and the Profession
  • 2.1.5 Architecture Education and Society
Part II. Educational Program and Resources
  • 2.2 Self Assessment System of Professional Degree Program
  • 2.3 Degree and Curriculum
  • 2.4 Student Information
  • 2.5 Human Resources and Operating System
  • 2.6 Physical Resources
  • 2.7 Information Resources
  • 2.8 Financial Resources
  • 2.9 Research Development
Part III. Educational Outcome
  • 2.10 Student Performance Criteria (SPC)

4. Supplements

While an APR describes critical facts and items considered to be instrumental in the evaluation of the program, a supplement contains information and data as reference materials to support the facts and the items described in the APR. Supplements typically contain the following information.

  • Admission policy for freshmen and transfer students
  • Regulations and codes for program operation and administration
  • Course Descriptions
  • CV of faculty
  • Annual statistics related to program operation