SFIG - Senior Faculty Interest Group


SFIG emphasizes and promotes the role of senior faculty in urban planning education, research, and service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world. SFIG is committed to recognizing the diverse needs and interests found in planning. It seeks to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement as well as through community service learning and participation in the accreditation process. It also develops and enhances the interactions and contribution of the senior faculty to ACSP and planning education and assists in providing the institutional memory of the academy.


SFIG was founded in 2006 by a group of retired senior faculty who remain interested in pursuing the mission of ACSP and of the field. The group met in 2006, the group organized and requested that the ACSP Governing Board recognize them as a faculty interest group - which they did. In 2007, the group approved by-laws and held elections. In 2008 SFIG met at the ACSP-AESOP Joint Congress with about 25 participants. There are currently 75 members enrolled.

Committee Members

  • Marcia Marker Feld, University of Rhode Island:  Chair (2007-2009)
  • Robert Marans, University of Michigan:  Vice Chair (2007-2009)
  • Elliot Sclar:  Pilot Project Director (2007-2009)
  • Alan Black, University of Kansas: Chair of the Study Group on Certification of Maintenance Requirement


By Laws Document