Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

Standing Committee on Career Development and Diversity

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

Standing Committee on Career Development and Diversity

Members: Chair & President-Elect, Sadik Artunç; Past President, Charlene LeBleu; Treasurer, Ebru Özer; Regional Director (2), Kirk Dimond; Regional Director (10), David Myers

Committee Scope:

To review and propose opportunities in support of members and programs including developing or coordinating workshops and panels in conjunction with Standing Committee on Conferences and Events as well as online programs such as webinars and tutorials in support of CELA’s mission. MOUs should be developed for education and training on/as/for:

  • Administrators meeting during annual conference and representation during mid year admin meeting (President Elect and RDs)
  • ASLA ROVE members workshop or other allied organization workshops panels during annual conference (CELA reps to these organizations)
  • Student director to lead a student reception and workshop on writing, teaching and research for future educators. (Student Director)
  • CELA Representation/presentation at LABash (Student Director)
  • CELA Fellows interest in Mentorship of other faculty at different phases of career which should include full and administrative positions (CELA Fellows)
  • CELA BOD position workshop for recruitment (RDs)
  • LJ writing workshop (Editor)
  • New administrators’ workshop (President Elect – every other year?)
  • Administrators meeting divided by program type: BLA only, MLA + only or combined BLA-MLA programs (RDs voted into these positions)

Committee priorities:

List the expected deliverables related to each goal and expected completion dates. Briefly describe progress on goals.

  1. Define and systemize BOD/ Committee responsibilities from strategic planning session (performance, attendance and evaluation policies). To be implemented in the new Policies and Procedures documents.
  2. Develop & systemize orientation materials (welcome & departure)
  3. Coordinate 2020 Administrators meeting
  4. Establish recruitment practices that identify & target potential BOD members
  5. Provide a timeline April 2019 – March 2020 of priorities to use in reporting to the CELA Board