May 30, 2023 by 2019-2020 Equity & Diversity Task Force, 2019-2020 Sustainability & Resiliency Task Force, 2020-2021 Council of Global Representatives, 2020-2021 Learning & Teaching Culture Advisory Group, 2021-2022 Professional Development Advisory Group

CALL FOR RESOLUTIONS

The AIAS is now holding an open Call for Resolutions for the AIAS Council of Presidents! This means that chapter leaders can 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. All submitted proposals will be published ahead of Grassroots 2023. After the initial proposals are made public, there will be an opportunity to propose amendments to the submitted resolutions before the Council of Presidents (CoP) convenes at Grassroots. Discussion and voting on proposed resolutions and any associated amendments will take place at the Summer CoP Meeting after AIAS Grassroots 2023.

This format for submission allows the CoP opportunities for earlier consideration of proposed changes, encourages chapter discussion before the conference, and enhances the efficiency and execution of the CoP meeting at Grassroots. A Town Hall meeting will be held to field further questions and provide for more casual discussion. See the schedule below for an overview of all the excitement!

DEADLINE TO PROPOSE RESOLUTIONS – JUNE 15
RESOLUTIONS PUBLISHED – JUNE 16
DEADLINE TO PROPOSE AMENDMENTS – JUNE 30
AMENDMENTS PUBLISHED – JULY 01
SUMMER COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTS MEETING – JULY 28

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 Moore 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 2023 Summer 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 2023 Summer 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 Moore that comments outside of this process are received, so it is recommend that interested delegates coordinate with him 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.

 

-Coop

2022-2023 AIAS President

 

Continue reading for a preview of the 2023-2024 AIAS Committees and Task Forces from President-elect Colt Brock.

 

COMMITTEE PREVIEW

It’s wild to think that in a little under two months we will all be coming together at Grassroots to celebrate the amazing year that we have had and the amazing year that we have coming up! Grassroots means a lot of great things—stomping around DC, late night monument tours, karaoke into the early hours of the morning, and seeing friends from across the world—but one of my favorite parts has to be the reveal of the committees for the upcoming year. 

 

Before we dive into this upcoming year’s committees, let’s lay some groundwork! The AIAS has two kinds of committees, only one of which is actually called a “committee.” The ones we call committees are Standing Committees, which exist every year in largely the same form. These committees encompass a wide range of responsibilities, and all of them are open to you except for the Personnel Committee. The PerComm is made up of members of the Board of Directors, so if you want the opportunity to be on it, we better see you running for office this year! (Find more information on Standing Committees under the ‘Governance’ tab on the website.) The other group of “committees” are the Special Committees. Our Special Committees are actually called Task Forces, and they change every year. In the past, these Task Forces were formed each year by the President to guide the organization towards its goals, but I decided to shake things up a bit this year! (I have a feeling none of you are surprised.)

 

Rolling off the record-setting year we have had in terms of committee involvement, and with the spirit of UN | REST in mind, I’m taking the opportunity this year to spice things up and evolve our committees, working closely with the Board and Staff! For quite some time our committees have been operating in the same way, but there is so much more that they can offer to the organization, to our Board and Staff, but most importantly, to our members! Don’t worry, committees aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon. 

 

Ahead of Grassroots I’ll be working hard to make sure that the work our members are doing next year is valuable, engaging, and works to push the AIAS and its mission forward. I can’t wait for you all to see what we have been working on, and if you have any thoughts about committees I would love to hear them! Shoot me an email, south@aias.org, and let me know what you think. Can’t wait to see you all in DC <3 

 

-Colt Brock 🙂

2023-2024 AIAS President