November 10, 2017

The AIAS officially announces an open Call for Amendments to the Proposed Resolutions to the AIAS Council of Presidents. Proposed amendments to any proposed resolution may be submitted in advance of FORUM. Discussion and voting on any proposed resolution and amendment will occur at the 2017 FORUM Texas Council of Presidents. For any items of importance beyond a resolution, a Town Hall will also be held to field questions and engage in more casual discussion. This is a new format to the Council of President’s process to allow for earlier consideration of changes, encourage full chapter discussion in advance of FORUM, and enhance the on-site experience and execution of the Council of President’s meeting. Additional information about the schedule and process are listed below:

Resolution #1

Proposed By: Northeastern University & University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I move that the AIAS investigate how involvement within AIAS can translate into tangible benefits within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) to propose improvements to current perceived benefits.

EXPLANATION: Currently as it stands, anyone who graduates from an accredited architecture school, either with a B.Arch or M.Arch, can receive 18 months of free AIA Associate membership. Perhaps this should be reviewed and recalibrated to better promote AIAS which should directly feed into AIA post-graduation. Furthermore, involvement within AIAS should also relate to NCARB as our student body is the main source for emerging professionals looking to pursue licensure.

Resolution #2

Proposed By: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I move that our organization waive future registration fees and costs for standing national AIAS events, such as Grassroots, Forum and Quadrant conferences, for sitting chapter presidents, or their appointed delegate, to promote larger participation in our Council of President quorum.

EXPLANATION: As a chapter, we value the impact of national AIAS events and believe that sending delegates to participate in the national organization’s discourse is paramount in effecting change. Due to the rising cost of travel and lodging, a lot of our chapter resources are being spread thin to cover our members’ expenses to attend these said conferences. We are confident other chapters may feel the same as well, which is why we would like to put forth this motion. Our objective is to alleviate some of the financial burdens for local chapters, which would allow chapters to send at least one delegate to these important national conferences by nationally waiving the registration cost and fees for each chapter president (or their appointed delegate).

 

DECEMBER 1ST (5PM ET)

  • Deadline to propose an amendment to a resolution

DECEMBER 4TH:

  • Amendments published on aias.org

DEC. 30TH & JAN. 1ST:

  • Voting on resolutions and amendments
  • Town Hall

To submit an amendment, please draft up a proposal as a “motion” using Robert’s Rules of Order, provide background or rationale up to one paragraph in length, and email it to president@aias.org in advance of the deadlines above. Questions or concerns about a proposal can also be submitted to the same address.