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ASID Introduces Educator Partner Membership

Published year: 
2012

Program broadens educational opportunities for future design leaders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 23, 2012) | As part of an ongoing commitment to support and advocate interior design education, the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) has introduced the Educator Partner membership. This membership category is open to full-time and adjunct interior design educators in post-secondary accredited programs who possess a professional background in interior design or a related specialization such as fine art, industrial art or historic renovation.

“Today’s designers and design educators are increasingly diverse in their professional backgrounds and talents,” says Katie Johnson, director of student and emerging professional programs at ASID. “Through channels like the Educator Partner membership, ASID embraces this diversity and believes it broadens opportunities for the next generation of industry leaders and the profession as a whole.”

The Educator Partner membership provides educators with the tools to help facilitate interior design education and job placement through access to the ASID network, career development tools, industry surveys and leading research. Educator Partner member benefits also include access to archived ASID student design competitions to use for curriculum development, student-specific ASID webinars and industry resources such as the Society’s annual “Interior Design Environmental Scanning Report,” and sustainable design resources including REGREEN and the “ASID Guide to Ecolabels.”

For more information and to apply online, visit http://www.asid.org/content/educator-members

About ASID
The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is a community of people—designers, industry representatives, educators and students—committed to interior design. Through education, knowledge sharing, advocacy, community building and outreach, the Society strives to advance the interior design profession and, in the process, to demonstrate and celebrate the power of design to positively change people’s lives. Its more than 30,000 members engage in a variety of professional programs and activities through a network of 48 chapters throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more at www.asid.org.