NCARB Board Discusses “Blue-Sky” Licensure Topics

BOD Brief

1 February 2012

The NCARB Board of Directors held a single-day meeting immediately following Com6, a meeting of six NCARB committees. The Board kicked off the meeting with a blue-sky discussion on licensure topics to generate new ideas and push the limits of the “tried and true.” It focused on several key Council topics: the pathway to licensure, education evaluation and accreditation, internship/experience, examination, continuing education, international relationships, governance, NCARB services, collaboration/agility, and specialization.

General Board Business

  • Work on long-range strategic issues continued with a discussion on reciprocity and impediments.
  • Treasurer Dale McKinney reported on the status of the Council budget.
  • The Board agreed that the NCARB Grant should continue to award a total of $75,000 to architecture programs to support new for-credit curricular initiatives that integrate practice and education in the academy; raise awareness of the architect’s responsibility for the public health, safety, and welfare; and address specific criteria.
  • Five candidates declared their intention to run for an officer position on the NCARB Board of Directors.
    • Candidate for First Vice President/President-elect:
      • Second Vice President Blakely C. Dunn, AIA, NCARB
    • Candidate for Second Vice President:
      • Treasurer Dale McKinney, FAIA, NCARB
    • Candidate for Treasurer:
      • Secretary, Dennis S. Ward, AIA, NCARB
    • Candidates for Secretary:
      • Director, Region 1 Margo P. Jones, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP (Massachusetts)
      • Director, Region 6 Jon Alan Baker, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP (California)

CEO Update
  • The Strategic Plan is moving along with almost all action items on target for completion in this fiscal year.
  • A new online reporting system for the IDP will launch in April 2012.
  • The American Institute of Architects has modified its continuing education requirement to include 12 health, safety, and welfare (HSW) continuing education hours (CEHs) to align with the recommendation for jurisdictions in NCARB’s Model Law and Model Regulations.
  • The well-received Member Board relations program continues with several visits lined up over the next few months.
  • A perception survey was sent to interns and architects.
  • Customer service feedback surveys will launch in January.