ACSA Events Calendar

Do you know when the paper and project submission deadlines are for the Annual Meeting? Do you know when to submit to the Architectural Education Awards? Well if not, don't worry. This year we thought it might be easier for you to keep track of all the ACSA dates and deadlines by joining our Google Calendar. We will continuously update it for you so all you have to do is click "Add to My Calendars."


Communications Campaign

Since last fall, ACSA has been working on a multi-phased communications campaign that began with a commissioned research report about what attracts prospective students to architecture. These recommendations informed the two-phased rollout of our campaign: #imadethat, which launched last spring, and, the centerpiece of the campaign, StudyArchitecture.com.

The vital relationship between our member schools and the ACSA depends in large part on the ACSA Faculty Councilor at each school. This person provides an essential role regionally as a representative at ACSA business meetings; in the nomination of colleagues for service in ACSA or collateral organizations; as a liaison between the national office and their school; and as administrator of their school's vote on official ACSA business. Faculty councilors are the primary contact for the distribution of ACSA materials, publications, and communications. In short, the service of a school’s councilor is critical to the success of ACSA and its programs. If you need to update your Faculty Councilor, please contact Danielle Dent at ddent@acsa-arch.org.




What's New?

2017 ACSA Governance Change

The ACSA Board of Directors is pleased to share a proposal for changing our governance structure to better enable the organization to lead architectural education and research. The proposal would shift the board’s seven regionally elected directors to a set of at-large directors, nominated and elected by the membership based on multiple criteria. Read more.






Draft White Paper on Tenure & Promotion

The Research & Scholarship Committee were specifically charged with drafting a comprehensive white paper about policies for tenure and promotion in architectural education. The committee would like to collect ACSA member feedback on this draft white paper. Please review the document and send your feedback to ACSA via email to feedback@acsa-arch.org. Read more.



Resources

Who Are the Faculty Councilors?

Each ACSA full-member school elects a Faculty Councilor to represent their school. Faculty councilors are faculty members who are elected by their faculties for a three-year term, and may be reelected for one additional three-year term. Duties of the faculty councilor include determining the vote of the member school on official Association business; serving as liaison between their school and both the national office and their regional director; participating in the regional council and soliciting student opinion from his/her school. Faculty councilors or a designee are expected to attend the ACSA Annual Business Meeting (held at the Annual Meeting) and the Business Lunch (held at the Administrators Conference or via conference call). 

Faculty Councilor Guide

As an ACSA Faculty Councilor, you provide an variety of essential roles: as a representative at ACSA business meetings; in the nomination of colleagues for service in ACSA or collateral organizations; as a liaison between the national office and their school; and as administrator of their school's vote on official ACSA business. In short, the service of a school's councilor is critical to the success of ACSA and its programs. Take a look at our Resource Guide for more information.