September 2020
5—Resources. Section 5 of the 2020 Conditions, Resources, puts together in one section the resources needed to deliver an accredited program. While most of these conditions had minor changes from the 2014 Conditions, three have changed significantly. Planning and Assessment now emphasizes ongoing assessment that ties into institutional strategic planning and assessment efforts, and Curricular Development strengthens the relationship between course assessment and curricular development. Social Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion now asks programs to demonstrate current progress and future commitment to diversity and inclusion among current and prospective faculty, staff, and students, including a description of how this commitment is reflected in the distribution of its human, physical, and financial resources.
 
Helpful Hint: The visiting team assesses resources against the program’s stated needs, objectives, and pedagogy, and objectively identifies areas of strength and weakness. The visiting team’s purpose for assessing resources is not to provide the program justification to petition the institution administration for improvements. 
2020 Annual Statistical Report and
Interim Progress Reports
The 2020 Annual Statistical Report launched on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Programs can access the report at ars.naab.org and must complete it by November 30, 2020. Programs with a 5-year Interim Progress Report due in 2020 will also access their report template file via ars.naab.org and must upload the report by November 30, 2020. Please send questions to annualreport@naab.org.
NAAB Elects New Director
At its meeting on August 20, 2020, the Board of Directors elected Gretchen P. Frickx, EdD, as its new public director. Her three-year term begins in October at the conclusion of the NAAB Annual Meeting.
Gretchen P. Frickx, EdD 
Director, Global Gateway Program
Study Group / DePaul University 
Partner Spotlight: Meet NOMA's First Class of Foundation Fellows and Apply for 2021
In July, the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) announced the inaugural 30-student cohort of the NOMA Foundation Fellowship (NFF), an initiative that placed NOMAS students in eight-week paid internships at prominent firms across the country. Largely supported by a partnership with the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, the initiative aims to further the careers of graduates of color, while inspiring the profession to see the untapped talent that has been too long neglected. In August, Architect magazine published the stories of 14 fellows.

NOMA is currently accepting applications for the 2021 Winter Edition. Find out more here.