Education Committee

The Education Committee leads ACSA’s efforts to improve the effectiveness of architectural education through best practices. The committee oversees and recommends, as necessary, actions to cultivate and disseminate these best practices.

Nicole Bass

Vice President
American Institute of Architecture Students
Washington, DC

Shelby Doyle

Associate Professor
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Cathi Ho Schar

Assistant Professor
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Honolulu, HI

Dwayne Bohuslav

Program Coordinator
San Antonio College
San Antonio, TX

Shawhin Roudbari

Assistant Professor
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO

Andrew Chin

Interim Dean
Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL

Mark Pearson

Professor
College of Dupage
Glen Ellyn, IL

Beth Lundell Garver

Director of Applied Learning in Practice
Boston Architectural College 
Boston, MA

Education Committee

Areas of focus for the committee include:

  • teaching
  • access to higher education (including demographic diversity)
  • student success
  • educational assessment
  • relationship of architectural education to higher education
  • education-to-practice transition
  • curriculum development
  • preprofessional or nonaccredited architectural education
2022-2023 Education Committee

Specific Charge

Disseminating Best Practices for Successful Community College Transfer. The Education Committee is charged with continuing its work to strengthen articulation between community colleges and professional and pre-professional architecture programs. Building upon the work of the 2021-2022 “Survey on Expanding Access to Architectural Education” and the identification of “transfer-friendly” practices, the committee will: (1) continue research and develop best practices for and identify barriers to achieving smooth transition to 4- and 5-year programs including, but not limited to appropriate general education and disciplinary coursework, portfolio requirements, and testing; (2) develop FAQs/guidance/maps for articulating pathways into 4- and 5- year programs from community colleges; and (3) formulate a plan for a convening of institutions and organizations (eg ACSA, CCCAP, NAAB) seeking to advance community college transfer to take place no later than fall 2023.