Design Educators Community

Interested in being on the DEC Steering Committee?

May 26, 2017 / By Allison Puff

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, 2017. The committee seeks two 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.

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 editorial functions of the new Design journal Dialectic. For more information on Dialectic please visit the DEC website. In addition, the Committee seeks members who have interest in helping to further develop the DEC’s online and social media presences and the soon to be launched Design Teaching Resource. New initiatives are also welcome.

Committee members must take part in a monthly conference call and meet annually for a retreat. This retreat typically takes place in the fall at the AIGA national design conference.

To apply, complete the application and email it to Please include “DEC 2017 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 30, 2017 and notification of results will be sent in July.

You can access the DECNominationForm2017 here.

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