NCARB Board of Directors Meets in Boston

November 2012 Board of Directors Meeting 

20 November 2012

Boston, MA— On November 4, NCARB President Ron Blitch, FAIA, NCARB, FACHA, led the Board of Directors through a one-day meeting following the 2012 Member Board Chairs/Member Board Executives Conference. The Board discussed feedback from the conference and received updates on other Board business.

Member Board Chairs/Member Executive Conference Highlights
The Council held three days of meetings in Boston for Member Board Chairs (MBC) and Executives (MBE) as part of the 2012 MBC/MBE Conference.

  • On November 1, 29 Member Board Executives attended the MBE Workshop in Boston and were joined by an additional four executives via web conference for a total of 33 participants. [Workshop Recap]
  • The MBC/MBE Conference, November 2-3, generated a lot of positive feedback from the 39 chairs and 30 executives representing 44 jurisdictions. [Conference Recap]

BOD General Business

  • Treasurer Dennis Ward reported that the Council received a clean audit in October from its auditor.
  • Ward also reported that at the end of the first quarter of FY13, the Council brought in an income above the projected budget and expenses were currently under budget.
  • First Vice President Blake Dunn and Second Vice President Dale McKinney discussed recent Governance Task Force and Regional Leadership Committee meetings.

CEO Update

  • NCARB announced three 2012 NCARB Award recipients at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Administrators Conference and the MBC/MBE Conference on November 5. [2012 NCARB Award Recipients]
  • Stephen Nutt, Senior Architect and Advisor to the CEO, shared an early draft of the Council’s National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB) ARC Paper for the Board’s feedback.
  • Nutt also gave a report on international discussions in which the Council is currently participating.
  • On November 15, the Council released an upgrade to the online reporting system to reflect recent updates to the Intern Development Program (IDP) related to academic internships and construction work. [New IDP Opportunities]
  • In December, the Council will release two new ways to report IDP experience in the online reporting system—an option to enter daily experience in a timesheet format or through a tool on the homepage that enables interns to quickly add hours to any reports they currently have saved in the system.
  • The Council is currently working on a solution 64-bit issue with the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) practice program. It expects to conduct a beta test on a possible solution early next year. 

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