Course Reviewer’s Corner
by Michael F. Tamara, Assoc. AIA
Course Approval Status: Why DO We Have All of Those Options?
More than a few times, I’ve been asked by a Provider why we have so many options in the dropdown menu for the approval status of a course submission. Usually the question goes something like this: Why can’t there just be ‘Pending Admin Approval’, ‘Approved’, and ‘Requires More Information’? This is a legitimate question, and because the other three—Draft Submission, Suspended, and Denied—are used far less often; it makes sense to offer a brief refresher in their purpose.
Always begin your course submission in Draft Submission status, and switch it to Pending Admin Approval only when you’re sure it’s ready to be reviewed. Your entry can sit in Draft Submission for however long is necessary while you obtain any remaining information you might need. If a course is started in Pending Admin Approval status, then you run the risk of it being reviewed before you’re finished entering the information, which will automatically result in a Requires More Information notification.
Monthly Provider Tips and Reminders
•The AIA CES and Discovery logos have been registered! Updated logos can be found in the Resources section of CES Discovery. Please remember to use the CES logo on your course materials.
•Later this week, you will be able to add a course URL to your course submissions. Always begin your course link URL with "http://www."
•Reminder: We will continue using LU (learning unit) terminology with CES Programs in the near future.
Component Call for Speakers
AIA Chapters interested in finding speakers or sponsors for upcoming conferences or events can use this space to post conference information.
AIA Western Mountain Region & Northwest Pacific Region
Transformation 2012 Joint Conference
October 10-13, 2012
Call for Presentations
Submission Date: December 16, 2011, 5 p.m.
Contact Tina Litteral, Hon. AIA, CAE, firstname.lastname@example.org
10th Annual Design on the Delaware Conference
November 14-16, 2012
Call for Presentations
Submission Date: April 16, 2012
Exhibit, Sponsor and Advertising opportunities available
Contact: Pat Gourley, email@example.com or go to http://www.designonthedelaware.com
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your 2011 events to this list and include AIA Chapter Speakers and Sponsors in the Subject line.
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