Course Reviewer’s Corner
Now was that for LU or LU/HSW?
By Royce Brown, Assoc. AIA
Manager, Continuing Education Programs
Depending on what region of the world you live in winter seasons are usually colder during the month of January. It’s during this month were we witness record temperature lows. Before we step out of our homes into Mother Nature’s element we are reminded to check the weather, bundle up, and warm our cars. The right kind preparation, places us in a position to successful endure “Old Jack Frost”.
Similar to our preparation for the winter woes, as course providers, we can also prepare ourselves for submitting courses for approval. Now in no way am I’m suggesting that course submission can be horrific, but like anything we are responsible for dedicating the right amount of preparation. Some of the check items when submitting courses for approval are: Course Title, Course Description, Credit Designation and the beloved four Learning Objectives.
As new Manager of Continuing Education, a position previously held by my colleague Michael Tamara, I hope to ensure that quality education reaches our members. Within the first 30 days of getting acclimated to CES Discovery, I’ve received feedback from a number of AIA members who hadn’t received their desired learning hours or LU’s on their transcripts. Here’s how it happens, a participant who registered to attend a course for LU/HSW finds out a few days later that it actually was assigned as a LU instead. For a licensed Architect this can be a bit nerve racking, especially if they haven’t received the required number of HSW to report to their State Licensing Board at the close of that year.
Component Call for Speakers
AIA Chapters can use this space to post conference information.
2013 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention
(Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio)
September 19-21, 2013
Louisville Marriott Downtown
Call for Presentations to be issued early 2013.
Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration at www.aiaohio.org
Contact: Kate Brunswick at AIA Ohio email@example.com
Architecture Exchange East
November 6-8, 2013
Greater Richmond Convention Center
Virginia Society AIA
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to add your 2013 events to this list and include AIA Chapter Speakers and Sponsors in the Subject line.
CES Calendar of Events
Upcoming Workshops and Webinars
As a Provider, we welcome you to join us for one of our upcoming face-to-face trainings or online webinars. The workshops are an excellent one-stop shop for provider related information. These workshops will cover an overview of CES policies and procedures, CES Discovery Training, tips for developing learning objectives and effective PowerPoints. The webinars will also review resources to continue to educate yourself and your presenters on using the CES Discovery system.
Upcoming 2013 Workshops:
March 28 – AIA San Francisco
April 25 – AIA National
May 14 – AIA Chicago
June 19 – AIA National Convention: Denver
July 16 – AIA New York
September 17 – AIA Seattle
October 22 – AIA Houston
December 3 – AIA Middle Tennessee