Catherine Roussel Named 2019 NCARB Scholar in Professional Practice

Woodbury School of Architecture Director of Outreach Catherine Roussel, AIA, has been named a NCARB Scholar in Professional Practice. Roussel was selected as one of 12 qualified educators to participate in the program offered by NCARB in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of professional practice education. Through a mix of presentations and interactive sessions, Roussel will have the opportunity to learn from experts, share best practices, and enhance the delivery of professional practice curriculum.

The Scholars in Professional Practice program is a structured, multi-day professional development opportunity for professional practice educators, focusing on current, foreseen, and imagined trends in academia and practice. Through a mix of presentations and interactive sessions, scholars will explore several topics related to teaching professional practice, including: Teaching methods and student engagement, Hiring practices and firm needs, Negotiation skills, Ethical decision making, Project management and construction estimating, and the future of academia and practice.

Part of the aim of the program is to identify models for integrating professional practice content across the curriculum, providing students a more integrated experience of content that they will need to use working in an architecture firm. This year’s program will convene at the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, Connecticut, on August 8–10, 2019.


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