This report is the summation of the 2022-23 ÃÛÌÒÁµÕZ Leadership Committee, which was charged with surveying and evaluating new faculty positionsâ€“fellowships, visiting positions, etc. â€“aimed toward diversifying faculty and expanding teaching, research, and scholarship on issues of social and environmental justice, racial equity, and community engagement at architecture programs across the U.S. and Canada.
Equity in Architectural Education provides actions and prompts intended to inspire discussions about creating welcoming environments to attract and retain those currently underrepresented in academia and in the profession. This resource defines the concept of culture in architectural education while describing impacts in the workforce. Equity in Architectural Education deepens the understanding of architecture education culture for anyone involved with it, students or professionals.
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.
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.
The ÃÛÌÒÁµÕZ Research & Scholarship Committee led efforts to compile a comprehensiveÂ document on policies for tenure and promotion in architecture schools. ÃÛÌÒÁµÕZ Member programs can use this statement as a reference point for the development of their own tenure policies, based on local conditions...
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ÃÛÌÒÁµÕZ is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ÃÛÌÒÁµÕZ schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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