Faculty Resources

Course Development Prize

Education in architecture and urbanism is well-positioned creatively and critically to address the exigencies of climate change. However, pedagogical methods that prioritize immediate applicability can come at the expense of teaching and research that explore the sociocultural and ecopolitical dimensions of the crisis...
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Assessing the Quality of Architectural Research and Scholarship

Architecture is a diverse discipline that draws from a variety of areas of interest. With its own practices, activities, and measures for assessing quality. This diversity of faculty areas of expertise and their research, scholarship, and creative activities presents challenges to schools of architecture in developing policies and standards for assessing the quality of these activities that respect and support all their faculty.
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Architectural Education-Research and STEM

Architecture is a diverse field that draws from multiple areas. Many architecture programs can and do include STEM-related content and a segment of architecture faculty already conduct research in STEM-related areas of interest. Taking advantage of this can offer potential to schools of architecture in both the education and research components of their mission.
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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...
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Moving Towards an Equitable Future

This is the 2017-18 report of the ACSA Education Committee. The committee leads ACSA’s efforts to improve the effectiveness of architectural education through best practices.
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Diversity Resources

The ACSA Board of Directors has made increasing diversity in ACSA member schools a visible and continuing set of conversations and actions. The issue of diversity in the academy and the profession encompasses a range of complex, interrelated issues, but the time for action to increase the inclusion of underrepresented groups is now.
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Integrated Project Delivery

Visit ACSA’s Integrated Practice Resources page to download results from a survey of schools about BIM and IPD, as well as videos from recent ACSA conferences, links to AIA case studies, and more.
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Housing Programs

Sponsored by ACSA, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and Iowa State University, the April 2011 symposium was a continuation of a project started by the NEA to stimulate and promote innovative design strategies for affordable and mixed-income housing.
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ACSA Atlas

The ACSA Atlas is a data collection project to examine architectural education and practice across five general statistical contexts—demography, profession (incorporating both education and practice), culture, environment, and economy.
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Studio Reports

Studio Reports of current coursework from various levels of curriculum, exploring the diversity of current syllabi and pedagogies.
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Innovation and Research

The Economic Recovery Act signed into law by President Obama enables resources for investments in infrastructure, affordable housing, education, and mass transit, as well as funding for research. We believe students and schools of architecture have a valuable contribution to make to help ensure that projects funded are not simply “shovel-ready,” but “shovel-worthy.”
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Case Studies

This website decodes the relationship between architecture and plastic. Technical and historical fact, and design concept provide a starting point for plastic deployment, interrogation and experimentation.
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