Deadline: May 23rd, 2018

The ACSA Board of Directors invites nominations and self-nominations from faculty at full and candidate member schools to participate in 2018-2019 ACSA committees, task forces, and other activities. 

Volunteer appointments are initiated by the 2018-19 ACSA president, Branko Kolarevic. Appointments are for one year beginning July 1, 2018, and are eligible for renewal thereafter. Individuals who responded to last year’s call will remain in the pool of candidates, but may also send revised information. 

Committees will work primarily through conference calls during the academic year. A funded meeting is planned for committees in fall 2018, and committees may convene at the 2018 Administrators Conference and 2019 Annual Meeting.

Interested participants are asked to submit a 1 page cover letter identifying areas of interest related to ACSA’s committees and strategic plan, as well as a 2 page (maximum) curriculum vitae. The deadline for nominations and self-nominations is May 23, 2018. Submit materials, preferably in a single PDF file, to Michelle Sturges,

About Volunteer Opportunities

The ACSA board relies on three Program Committees to involve members and carry out the goals of the strategic plan. Among the products of these committees are white papers, surveys, and recommendations to the board. (See the 2017-18 committee results here, and download the 2017 White Paper on Tenure and Promotion). 

ACSA seeks to identify additional members to participate in the following committees as well as other task forces and peer review bodies for ACSA conferences, competitions, and awards. (Download the ACSA strategic plan here.)

The three Program Committees are charged as follows:

  • The Research & Scholarship Committee is charged with leading ACSA’s efforts to support faculty in scholarly endeavors; monitoring and assessing peer-review and recognition programs; and recommending actions to advocate for architectural scholarship. The committee is responsible for policies guiding scholarly conferences, journals, and awards.
  • The Education Committee is charged with leading ACSA’s efforts to improve the effectiveness of architectural education through best practices and overseeing programs to cultivate and disseminate these best practices. The committee is responsible for policies guiding the ACSA Teachers Seminar, workshops, and webinars. 
  • The Leadership Committee is charged with leading ACSA’s efforts to support the strategic development of architecture programs; identifying and disseminating best-practice models of program leadership and administration; and overseeing ACSA’s efforts to promote awareness of architectural education. The committee is responsible for policies guiding the Administrators Conference, student recruitment efforts, and data collection and analysis.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Michelle Sturges,