May 11, 2020

The AIAS officially announces an open Call for Resolutions to the AIAS Council of Presidents! This call allows for chapter leaders to submit proposals for official revisions to the AIAS Bylaws, directives to the Board of Directors, directives to the Committees and Task Forces, or directives to the Council of Presidents. Submitted proposals will be published in advance of Grassroots 2020. Furthermore, proposed amendments to any proposed resolution may also be submitted in advance of Grassroots (see below for schedule). Discussion and voting on any proposed resolution and amendment will occur at the Council of Presidents (CoP) Meeting at AIAS Grassroots 2020.

This submission format provides the Council of Presidents with opportunities for earlier consideration of changes, encourages full chapter discussion in advance of Grassroots, and enhances the experience and execution of the Council of Presidents Meeting. For any items of importance beyond a resolution, a Town Hall will also be held to field questions and engage in more casual discussion. Additional information about the schedule and process are listed below:

JUNE 11TH (5PM ET)

  • Deadline to propose a resolution

JUNE 12TH

  • Resolutions published on aias.org/governance
  • Open call for amendments to resolutions

JULY 5TH (5PM ET)

  • Deadline to propose an amendment to a resolution

JULY 10TH

  • Amendments published on aias.org/governance

AUGUST 1ST – COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS MEETING

  • Voting on resolutions and amendments
  • Town Hall

To submit a resolution or 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 Curry at president@aias.org in advance of the deadlines above. Questions or concerns about a proposal can also be submitted to the same address.

If you are a Chapter President, be sure to read up on the AIAS Delegate Guide prior to attending the 2020 Grassroots CoP Meeting so you can maximize your chapter’s voice and use it to efficiently and productively help shape the future of the AIAS and architectural education as a whole!

Please note: We recognize that some issues or resolution topics may arise after these deadlines. Because of this, there will be a short section allocated for New Business at the 2020 Grassroots Council of Presidents Meeting, where delegates may propose resolutions from the floor; however, it is highly encouraged that members take advantage of this streamlined submission process in order to ensure that adequate time is provided in the meeting for discussion related to a given resolution amongst the Council. It is at the discretion of President Conti that comments outside of this process are received, so we also recommend that interested delegates coordinate with her as much as possible. If you absolutely must propose a resolution from the floor, please come prepared with your resolution drafted as a “motion” and accompanied by relevant background or rationale.