Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

CELA Member Survey Draft for comments until April 26

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

CELA Member Survey Draft for comments until April 26

  1. As a member, what are your/your organization’s expectations of CELA as an association? Mark all that apply.
    • Networking opportunities
    • Collaborative/educational opportunities, sharing research
    • Career advancement opportunities through conferences and publications
    • Training and support for educators
    • other________________________
  2. On a scale of 1 – 5, please rate how important to you are the following actions? Please also let us know if there are any other engagements you would like to see.
    • Regular communication regarding upcoming events, news, and job postings
    • Offer open source methods to disseminate research & establish CELA as a resource
    • One on one or group mentoring opportunities
    • Faculty training for teaching and learning
    • Faculty training for research and writing
    • Administrative training
    • Career Support & Advancement
    • Address challenges & opportunities that may arise from online course & accelerated degree programs
    • Program and administrative support
    • Other____________________


  1. In what ways would you like to get involved with CELA? Mark all that apply.


  • Abstract reviewer
  • Full paper submission for LRR
  • Full paper reviewer
  • Track chair
  • Conference organization
  • CELA Board of Directors: Officers or Director
  • Manuscript submission to Landscape Journal
  • Reviewer for Landscape Journal
  • Editor for Landscape Journal
  • Other________________
  1. If you haven’t been involved with CELA leadership, what would encourage you to become more involved? Mark all that apply.
  • A clearly defined list of opportunities
  • Funding
  • Recognition of my service toward promotion and tenure activities
  • Other_______________
  1. Do you read The CELA quarterly president’s message?
  2. What type of information would you like to see in The CELA president’s letter?_____________
  1. Have you attended CELA Conference in the past year? If not, why not?____________________
  2. What conference theme would you like to see us host in the future?________________


  1. What topics are of most interest to you right now?
  2. Would your Institution be interested in partnering with CELA on a future conference? If so, who should we contact at your Institution to discuss this possibility?
  3. How often do you visit the CELA Website?
  4. On a scale of 1 – 5, please rate the CELA Website in relation to the following Please also let us know if there are any other features you would like to see.
    • User friendly
    • Easy to navigate
    • Informative
    • Relevant
    • Up-to-date
  5. Do you currently follow The CELA on social media?
    1. If yes, please specify the platform(s):
      • Facebook
      • LinkedIn
    2. I don’t follow on Facebook or LinkedIn but I would if CELA had an account with:
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Other
  1. What would you like to see us post about on social media? (Events, volunteer opportunities, member spotlights, profession-related news, etc.)


  1. How do you prefer to receive news/announcements from The CELA? (Via email, social media, link to CELA website, etc.)?
  2. What do you currently like most about The CELA?
  3. What do you currently like least about The CELA?
  4. Do you or does your Institution share that they are a member of The CELA on their email signature or website?
  5. Do you believe that The CELA’s mission statement (To further education in landscape architecture specifically related to teaching, research/scholarly works, and service by engaging in activities between students, faculty and public/private ) match its branding?
  6. What, if any, benefit or service would you like The CELA to start offering?________________
  7. Are you/your Institution a member of any CELA’s related organization?

(select all that apply)

  • ASLA
  • CSLA
  • EDRA
  • ACHS
  • IFLA
  • LAAB
  1. Is the month of March a good time to hold the CELA Annual Meeting? If no, what month would you suggest?
  2. CELA will issue a survey focused on critical issues affecting landscape architecture education in Fall 2019. Please select the top 10 issues affecting landscape architecture education should be polled. Select 10.
  • Landscape architecture STEM designation
  • Graduate student funding
  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Promotion and tenure standards
  • Decline of full-time tenured faculty
  • Online landscape architecture education
  • Faculty teaching loads
  • Lack of faculty travel funds
  • Faculty training
  • Teaching credentials
  • Teaching for practice (BLA + MLA)
  • Teaching for knowledge generation (MLA + Ph.D)
  • Faculty mentoring program
  • Student enrollment numbers
  • Faculty diversity
  • Student diversity
  • Landscape architecture curriculum
  • Research Fellowships
  • Academic Standards
  • Other:__________________


  1. Is there anything else you would like to share with the CELA Board of Directors?