NCARB is excited to announce the 2022 NCARB Scholars in Professional Practice Program, August 4-6, 2022. This year’s program will be held at the Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, “America’s friendliest college town.”

Each year, NCARB invites a selected group of professional practice educators to attend this multi-day professional development opportunity. The program focuses on both current and forward-looking trends in academia and practice. During this exclusive training event, up to 20 faculty members from architecture schools around the country will convene to share best practices, learn from experts, and enhance the delivery of their professional practice courses.  

Application Instructions

Through a mix of presentations and interactive sessions, scholars will explore several topics related to teaching professional practice. This year’s program will include: 

  • Teaching methods (pedagogy and andragogy) 
  • Professional ethics 
  • Best practices in teaching professional practice content 
  • Integration of practice topics throughout the curriculum 
  • Equity in the classroom and the workplace 
  • Future of academia and practice 

In addition to a carefully curated program with expert presenters and facilitators, one of the greatest benefits of our Scholars Program is the opportunity to meet and collaborate with other educators—building a nationwide network of peers. To that end, a volunteer advisory panel reviews applications to attend and selects a mix of attendees, balancing a variety of experience levels and professional expertise.  

Attendance will be funded by NCARB for up to 16 participants and offered at a reduced cost for the remaining attendees. For scholarship recipients, the event, meals, accommodations, and travel expenses within the United States will be covered by NCARB. If you are able to self-fund your participation (i.e., professional development funds), the cost to attend is $350 and includes all meals during the event. Hotel and transportation are not included for self-funded attendees.  

All individuals must apply to attend. Applications must be submitted by April 5, 2022 (more information below). Selected attendees will be notified the week of May 9. Learn more about what to expect by reading about last year’s Scholars event


To be eligible to attend, applicants must:

  • Be a professor or adjunct faculty in an architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or in candidacy status. 
  • Teach, or be scheduled to begin teaching, a professional practice course. 
  • Be able to attend the training event from August 4-6, 2022, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and be willing to comply with local and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) requirements for COVID-19 precautions in place at the time.    
  • Download a full list of eligibility and application requirements here

Applications will be open until 5 p.m. (PST) on April 5, 2022. For questions, please contact Assistant Vice President of Experience + Education Jeremy Fretts, AIA, NCARB, at

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The Oklahoma State University will welcome the Scholars to their beautiful, walkable campus and community. We will meet in the Donald W. Reynolds School of Architecture building. Scholars will be housed in the historic Atherton Hotel

Stillwater Airport has multiple flights daily from Dallas, which should facilitate easy connections from anywhere in the United States. Also nearby are Tulsa and Oklahoma City.  

COVID-19 Precautions 

This is designed as an in-person event, and past attendees and our advisory boards have emphasized the value of in-person interactions. NCARB continues to monitor the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and will adapt as needed. We will continue to monitor and follow all CDC recommendations and local precautions in anticipation of this year’s Scholars gathering. Additionally, our planned meeting spaces allow for social distancing and outdoor meetings, and we will adjust dining and additional event segments to follow appropriate precautions as required.