We are looking for full or part-time faculty to serve as volunteers for the AIA Higher Education Advisory Group. Applicants must be from NAAB accredited US schools of architecture and will offer advice, expertise, and updates on issues in architecture higher education to the AIA Academic Engagement staff and other Institute staff as appropriate. The members will be selected from the six ACSA regions and serve two year terms (January-December). AIA members are preferred, but not required. A short application is required by Feb. 1, 2018 and an application form is included below. Any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-626-7449.
Please read the following for more Information on the mission and responsibilities of the HEAG.
Mission: To advise, share, and promote the issues, needs, trends, and aspirations of architectural education to continuously improve and inform the future of architecture, education, and development of future architects.
The 12 members of the Higher Education Advisory Group (HEAG) offer advice, expertise, and updates on issues in architecture higher education to the AIA Academic Engagement staff and other Institute staff as appropriate. The members are selected from the six US ACSA regions and serve two year terms (January-December). AIA members are preferred, but not required.
Volunteers will be selected from an application process directed by AIA staff and in consultation with current members. The application process will typically occur in November-December of each year, for terms running the calendar year. In 2018, applications will be promoted in January 2018 and members selected in February. Current members and AIA staff will solicit applications for all vacant positions. A Selection Committee of three members, plus an AIA staff observer, will review applications and select new members.
To provide continuity, six committee members will be selected annually. Ideally, one person from each region will be appointed annually. In 2018, two previous terms will be extended, resulting in eight advisory group members. In 2019, all 12 members should be selected and on-cycle.
Northeast (NY, VT, RI, CT, ME, MA, NJ)
Mid Atlantic (PA, DC, MD, VA, NC, SC, GA)
Gulf (FL, AL, MS, LA, AR, PR)
East Central (TN, KY, OH, IL, IN, WI, MI)
West Central (MO, MN, IA, TX, OK, KS, ND, SD, NE)
West (CA, WA, OR, ID, MT, CO, NM, AZ, UT, NV, HI)
All committee members are expected to attend all in-person meetings and conference calls. If a committee member misses three consecutive meetings or calls, the advisory group may recommend terminating the committee member’s position. Termination/resignation is at the discretion of the advisory group in consultation with staff.
Members shall uphold the standards of professionalism and responsibilities expected of a professional member and contribute to the advancement of the AIA and the profession of architecture. Members do not act on behalf of the AIA and are not legal representatives of the AIA. Actions of members shall not be contrary to official AIA policies and procedures. Members do not have authority over any AIA staff member, operational policy, or procedure.