2020 ACSA Representatives on NAAB Visiting Team Roster


Deadline: February 19, 2020


The ACSA Board of Directors seeks nominees for 2020 ACSA representatives on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) school visiting team roster for a term of four years. The final selection of faculty members participating in the visiting teams will be made by NAAB. 

Nominating Procedure 

  1. The ACSA Board of Directors shall annually approve a roster of members eligible to serve as educator representatives on NAAB Visiting Teams for a term of four years. 
  2. ACSA publishes a call for nominations from the membership via the ACSA website and emails. Nominations and self-nominations must include a cover letter outlining the candidate’s relevant experience and a 2-page curriculum vitae.
  3. The ACSA Nominations Committee shall review all nominations and recommend candidates for inclusion on the visiting team roster to the ACSA board.

Candidate Qualifications

The candidate must be a full-time faculty member at an ACSA full or candidate member school at the time of nomination. 

The candidate should demonstrate a number of the following preferred qualifications:

  • Reasonable length and breadth of full-time teaching experience;
  • Experience with educational assessment, particularly self-assessment by programs;
  • A record of acknowledged scholarship or professional work;
  • Administrative experience; and
  • An association with multiple schools.

The candidate must be willing and available to participate in a required in-person accreditation team training conducted by NAAB.

ACSA Nominee Selection

The Nominations Committee and Board of Directors will consider a variety of factors when evaluating candidates and recommending a slate of individuals for the Visiting Team Roster. These factors may include but are not limited to accreditation and assessment experience, geographic distribution, institutional setting, gender, and racial/ethnic diversity, and record of administration and/or scholarship. As such, selected candidates may not completely match all the criteria listed above.  

Submitting Nominations and Self-Nominations

For consideration, please submit a concise letter of nomination or self-nomination outlining the nominee’s interest and experience, a two-page CV indicating the nominee’s experience with accreditation, and, if not a self-nomination, a letter from the nominee indicating a willingness to serve. Materials are due by February 19, 2020.

ACSA will notify those nominees whose names will be forwarded to NAAB by May 2020. Follow up from NAAB about training and the next steps will come in the ensuing months. 

Nominations should be sent by email attachment in PDF format to Michelle Sturges, Membership Manager, Subject Line: NAAB Visiting Teams.