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If you would like to submit your school news to the News section of our website, please visit Submit to ACSA News. Items on scholastic news from ACSA member schools as well as announcements of upcoming programs are welcome. In addition, ACSA's website is the primary vehicle for schools to advertise faculty positions. If you would like to place a job opportunity on our ACSA Careers page visit Post a Job.


Communications Campaign

Since 2014, 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 in 2015, 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?











STEM and Research

ACSA has finalized our white paper outlining the opportunities for STEM-designated architecture degree programs and reporting on our December survey about funded research. In the last 3 years, ACSA members have secured $23 million in funding for STEM-area research. Thanks to the Research and Scholarship Committee for their work.

Download the white paper






International Engagement


The third of this year's member surveys, by the Leadership Committee focused on international engagement. Where are international architecture students coming from? How prevalent are international faculty exchanges?

Download the results





Diversity and Inclusion


ACSA's Education Committee has also finalized its report of survey results and best practices on student recruitment. Our cards for equity make good conversation starters at your school.

Get the cards





Tenure & Promotion

The ACSA Research & Scholarship Committee led efforts to compile a comprehensive document on policies for tenure and promotion in architecture schools. ACSA Member programs can use this statement as a reference point for the development of their own tenure policies, based on local conditions. The document addresses multiple forms of scholarship, including the scholarship of design, the scholarship of engagement, and evaluating faculty practice projects. 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 the national office a; 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.