Each year the AIAS works to address issues impacting students across the organization with help from our dedicated members through our committees and task forces. These members bring their different perspectives and experiences together and empower one another to lead us into a healthy, accessible, inclusive, sustainable, and resilient future. Over the past year there has been a resounding effort from professionals and students alike to speak up and speak louder than ever to make necessary change in our communities and our world. The 2021-2022 Board of Directors is ready to get to work as we remember what we’ve learned through these difficult times and move into the next year intent on fighting for what we believe in alongside the membership on this year’s committees.
After the incredible resources and content that was created, as well as the insightful discussion and research that was done this past year, this year’s committees have been set up for growth and success. While the ways we do it may look a bit different, the mission will always be the same. There is no one way to be a leader and advocate, and there are so many opportunities to use your voice and make a difference. No matter what you are passionate about there is a committee for everyone, so please read through the 2021-2022 Committees and Task Forces Packet, as many charges, deliverables, and even some committees have changed.
Joining a committee, taking on a new leadership position, or running for the Board are all great ways to take action and aid in the effort to better your school, this organization, the profession, and the world! No matter what your leadership journey has looked like, or even if you’re just getting started, we would love to have you and welcome you to join the team!
THIS YEAR’S LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
NAAB Accreditation Team Student Representative
NCARB Student Licensing Advisor
AIA Component Student Director
AIAS Board of Directors (campaign and vote to occur at FORUM 2021)
NATIONAL AIAS STANDING COMMITTEES:
Freedom By Design Advisory Committee
Council of Global Representatives
NATIONAL AIAS SPECIAL COMMITTEES:
Education & Culture Task Force
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
Mental Health Task Force
Professional Development Advisory Group
Technology & Sustainability Task Force
If you would like to help address these issues, let us know you’re interested in participating through the AIAS National Committee and Leadership Interest Form below. The deadline to submit is Monday, August 9th, 2021.