POC Book Frequently Asked Questions
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Deadline: September 15, 2017

Building on the success of 2016, the Association for Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Committee on Diversity (CoD), seeks CVs for the Fourth Annual Person of Color CV Book. Read this FAQ to learn more about the CoD and how to submit a CV. The deadline for submission is Friday/September 8, 2017.

Who can submit?
The ACSP Committee on Diversity welcomes CVs from people of color looking for faculty positions and particularly welcomes CVs from racial and ethnic groups severely underrepresented among the ranks of planning faculty in ACSP member schools including: African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/American Indians and Alaskan Natives, and Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders. Current faculty, PhDs looking for academic positions, and candidates who are ABD are welcome to submit. For current students, we encourage you to check with your advisors, mentors, dissertation chairs, etc. as applicable for guidance on whether to apply and to review your materials.

What are the submission guidelines? If I have any questions on the guidelines, who can I contact?

  • For students and people graduating after 2018 no more than a 2 page CV
  • For those who are graduating before 2018, no more than a 5 page CV
  • Send any pre-submission questions to Jennie Garcia at: 2017pocresumebook@gmail.com

What is the standard format for submitted CVs?

  • One inch margins
  • 12 point font type
  • DO NOT paginate
  • DO NOT use footers of any kind, headers are ok but don’t include page numbers

What if a CV is not submitted in the correct format?

  • If you deviate from formatting guidelines, we may not be able to include your CV.
  • We may ask for a revision and, if received before the publication deadline, will publish the CV.

How does my CV get noticed?
CVs are organized by specialties in order to categorize and make CVs easy to find by prospective employers.
Identify 3 specializations to categorize your CV. If you believe the categories outlined below do not adequately reflect your work, please suggest a category and if it seems appropriate and relevant to others, we may add it to the CV book.

What are the categories a CV can fall under?
Please choose 3 areas from among the following 15 categories. You may also suggest something not on this list.

  1. Arts and Cultural Development
  2. Dispute Resolution, Mediation, and Participatory Planning
  3. Economic Development and Labor Force Analysis
  4. Environmental Management, Planning, and Protection
  5. Food Security and Access
  6. GIS and Quantitative Methods
  7. Healthy Communities and Active Living
  8. Historic Preservation
  9. Housing and Community Development
  10. International and Comparative Development and Planning
  11. Land Use Planning, Urban and Neighborhood Design
  12. Planning Theory and History
  13. Social and Diversity Planning, Social Inclusion
  14. Transportation and Infrastructure Planning
  15. Urban Finance, Management, and Policy

What are some format suggestions?

  • Print your NAME in 16-18 point type at the top – not “resume” or “vitae;”
  • Consider what the two pages will look like to future employers – your experience and background should be easy to see
  • Think about what the two pages say about you – your strengths and skills should jump right out
  • Focus on action words and highlight your role in the areas of teaching, research and service
  • Check the current CV Book on the ACSP website for guidance

Once a CV is formatted, how do I submit it?

  • Proof your resumé carefully, convert it to a portable document file (pdf) format
  • Email the converted document to: 2017pocresumebook@gmail.com
  • Make sure to choose 3 specializations for categorization purposes and include them in the body of the email
  • Check the PDF version to ensure that the formatting is correct prior to sending it in.

How can I find out more information on the ACSP Committee of Diversity?
To learn more about the goals and plans of the ACSP Committee on Diversity, review this website: http://www.acsp.org/default.asp?page=CommCommittees

The ACSP Committee on Diversity


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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