Statement of Accreditation Status
San Francisco Art Institute

800 Chestnut St
San Francisco, CA 94133
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

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003948
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited- Indicates that the Commission has found that an institution has met or exceeded the expectations of the Standards and the Core Commitments to Institutional Capacity and Educational Effectiveness. Initial accreditation is for a period of five to seven years before the next comprehensive review. Reaffirmation is granted for a period of seven to ten years and may be accompanied by a request for interim reports and/or special visits, or a formal Notice of Concern.

Accredited
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, June 19, 2015
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

1954
Undergraduate FTE: 
397
Graduate FTE: 
165
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

Non-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Semester Plan
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Jennifer Rissler Dean of Academic Affairs jrissler [at] sfai.edu
Board of Directors Chair Christopher Tellis Chair of the Board of Trustees ctellis [at] iipart.com
Chief Academic Officer Rachel Schreiber Provost and Senior Vice President rschreiber [at] sfai.edu
Chief Executive Officer Gordon Knox President gknox [at] sfai.edu
Chief Financial Officer Espi Sanjana Chief Operating Officer, retired, San Francisco Art InstituteSan Francisco Art Institute espisanjana [at] gmail.com
Director Institutional Research Jose de los Reyes Institutional Research & Academic Planning Associate jdelosreyes [at] sfai.edu
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
AICAD Exchange Program Non-degree 1995 On-Site
Art and Technology Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Design and Technology Bachelors 2000 On-Site
Exhibition and Museum Studies Masters 2006 On-Site
Film Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Film Masters 1957 On-Site
History and Theory of Contemporary Art Bachelors 2006 On-Site
History and Theory of Contemporary Art Masters 2006 On-Site
International Exchange Program Non-degree 1989 On-Site
New Genres Bachelors 1980 On-Site
Painting Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Photography Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Non-degree 1994 On-Site
Pre-College Non-degree 2002 On-Site
Printmaking Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Sculpture Bachelors 1955 On-Site
Studio Art Masters 2014 On-Site
Summer Studio Residency Non-degree 2011 On-Site
Urban Studies Bachelors 2006 On-Site
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2017 Interim Report

Interim Reports focus on specific issues of concern identified as part of the comprehensive review process, annual report submission, the complaint process, substantive change, or other interactions with the Commission. The purpose of Interim Reports is to ensure that institutions continue to meet the Core Commitments and Standards with respect to the identified areas of concern.

Spring 2019 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Fall 2021 Offsite Review
Spring 2022 Accreditation Visit

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