school has achieved continuous accreditation since
1980 and is the only such school in Kentucky to hold
Ky. (Nov. 21, 2002) --
The University of Kentucky School of Interior Design
learned recently that it has received a six-year accreditation
from the Foundation for Interior Design Education
Research (FIDER), an international non-profit organization
that accredits postsecondary interior design education
programs in the United States and Canada. The primary
purpose of FIDER is to ensure a high level of quality
in interior design education to meet the needs of
students, the interior design profession, and society.
has achieved continuous accreditation since 1980 and
is the only such school in Kentucky to hold this distinction.
Ann Whiteside-Dickson, associate professor and acting
chairperson of the school, said the six-year accreditation,
which is the maximum granted by FIDER, coupled with
the school's impending merger with the UK College
of Architecture to form the UK College of Design,
strengthens the program's credentials.
recognized internationally by design professionals
as a force for determining the hallmarks of a quality
education in interior design.