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POCIG Strategic Plan

Since 2007, the Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has advanced the interests and concerns of people and communities of color within the planning academy and profession. POCIG takes this mission very seriously. Just as important is the need for clear concepts, defined procedures and the use of appropriate tools that increase accountability to (and successful obtainment of) mission accomplishment over the next five years. Subsequently, we present the POCIG 2011-16 Strategic Plan.




Scholarships - National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity

The Goal 1 Committee of the Planners of Color Interest Group is pleased to announce four awards, in the form of funded one-year memberships to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD). NCFDD is an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community, to which 18,000 graduate students, post-doctoral students, and faculty belong, and it offers support leading to enhanced scholarship and academic success for junior scholars of all disciplines. The winners drawn from the competitive application pool for this award, 2013-2014: 1) Willow Lung Aman, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Post-doctoral Fellow, 2) Danielle Spurlock, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, PhD Candidate, 3) Alvaro Huerta, University of California, Los Angeles, Visiting Scholar, 4)Tonya Sanders, Morgan State University, Assistant Professor. Congratulations Willow, Danielle, Alvaro, and Tonya!


People of Color Resume Book

While the Resume Book is an initiative of the ACSP Committee on Diversity, we are also pleased to present to you the People of Color Resume Book. The book contains abbreviated resumes of faculty of color seeking tenure-earning teaching positions in urban and regional planning in North America. Many are just beginning their careers; others are seeking new positions and opportunities. We think you will be impressed by the wide variety of skills and experiences these candidates present. Candidates were asked to identify three areas of specialization. Many have additional areas of specializations. We urge you to contact the candidates directly for additional information on what they have to offer your program. Please forward the resume book to the chairs and members of relevant search committees in your programs or to others who might be interested.

The PDF includes bookmarks to each job seeker in alphabetical order as well as by specialization. To activate the bookmarks, please push on the bookmark icon located on the left hand panel of the document. If you cannot find the icon or it does not work in your viewer, there are also lists of job seekers by name and specialization in the document itself.


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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