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ACSP Call for Volunteers as Track Chairs and Award Committee Members

Monday, November 27, 2017  
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A message from ACSP President Weiping Wu

Connecting in Denver at our annual conference was a wonderful event for ACSP, as you have seen from the 2017 Conference Recap released recently. At the conference, I hope you also met our new staff members, who now work together with Donna Dodd to support ACSP. This expanded operational structure reflects the steady growth of our association. Here, I am pleased to present the 2017 State of Our Association report to you. To take just one example, aside from the 137 member schools of varying types, individual faculty membership increased by 170% and student membership by 189% from 2016 to 2017.

With our strengthened staff support, ACSP nonetheless relies on the volunteer work of many members. They populate all of our efforts, from conference track chairs, leadership of special interest groups, task forces, special and standing committees, award committees, to the Governing Board and Executive Committee. Given this, it behooves us to make the volunteering process more open, in order to sustain this treasured tradition of ACSP. On behalf of the Executive Committee, I would like to draw your attention to this Call for Volunteers and encourage you to consider the positions detailed below. We look forward to receiving your submissions through this form.

Thank you for your contribution to ACSP and best wishes for the holiday season.

Weiping Wu
ACSP President (2017-2019)
Professor and Director, Urban Planning Program, Columbia University

Call for Volunteers as Track Chairs and Award Committee Members

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2017. We plan to send out notifications around mid-January once the selection process is complete. The National Conference Committee Chair and the ACSP Vice President will oversee the selection of track chairs, and the ACSP President and Vice President oversee the appointment of award committee members. The following positions are available:

Track Chair (three-year term):

  • Track 1: Analytical Methods & Computer Applications
  • Track 4: Gender & Diversity In Planning
  • Track 5: Housing & Community Development
  • Track 6: International Development Planning
  • Track 9: Planning Education & Pedagogy
  • Track 10: Planning History
  • Track 11: Planning Process, Administration, Law, & Dispute Resolution
  • Track 13: Regional Planning

Award Committee Member (two-year term):

More information about these volunteer roles is provided in the submission form. Please contact Lisa O'Donnell, CAE, for any questions at


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.


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