Design Educators Community

DEC Call for New Members

March 24, 2016 / By aigaeducators

UPDATE: The deadline to apply to the DEC Committee has been extended until Monday June 27. This deadline was changed to give educators interested applying to the DEC, who are also attending the Design Education Conference Nuts + Bolts, an opportunity to meet current committee members also in attendance. Results will still be released in July.

AIGA seeks active, dedicated educators and practitioners to provide service and leadership on its Design Educators Community Steering Committee (DEC). Nominations are now being accepted for three-year positions starting August 1, 2016. The committee seeks three new members for this term.

Minimum qualification for consideration to AIGA’s Design Educators Steering Committee is experience teaching visual communication or graphic design, or a related field of study, at the college or university level. All applicants must be current AIGA members. Candidates with experience in local chapter board leadership or committee service are encouraged to apply.

Committee members must take part in a monthly conference call and meet annually for a retreat. This retreat typically takes place at the fall at the AIGA national design conference. Members are expected to actively participate in ongoing DEC projects, further existing initiatives, or begin new initiatives that will benefit the Design Educators Community.

The DEC is currently looking for educators who are interested in assisting with the planning and production of the new Design journal Dialectic. The inaugural issue will be published in fall 2016 by Michigan Publishing. In addition, the DEC seeks members who have interest in being liaisons for AIGA Design Educator Regional Conferences every spring. New initiatives are also welcome.

To apply, complete the application and email it to Please include “DEC 2016 Application” in the email subject line. The DEC is committed to selecting members who will represent a range of geographic locations, institutions and programs and actively contribute to its mission. Applications are due June 27, 2016 and notification of results will be sent in July.

You can access the DECNominationForm2016 here.

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