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Institutional Group Package

The Institutional Group Package is an excellent way to validate the professionalism of your staff, allow everyone in your department to enjoy the benefits of IDEC membership, and to realize a cost savings over multiple individual membership.

 

Membership Benefits & Annual Dues

Membership Dues

     
    Category
    Annual Dues
    Professional
    $305
    Industry Affiliate
    $255
    Associate
    $250
    Graduate
    $95
    Retired
    $95

Membership Categories


 

Professional Membership shall be open to those educators who hold a full-time appointment or equivalent in Interior Design education. Those professional members who are promoted into administrative positions will maintain professional membership status.

  • Diploma, Bachelor Degree, Masters Degree of Doctoral Degree in Interior Design or related field from an accredited school, college or university, or equivalency as determined by the academic institution.
  • Qualifications shall be vouched for by the applicant's department head or equivalent.
  • Professional Members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC member directory on-line,
    • be identified on the Membership Lists as Professional Members and use the initials IDEC,
    • vote on issues,
    • serve as Board Members or act in any capacity on any committee or assigned position,
    • submit two abstracts each year at no cost as a benefit of membership,
    • nominate individuals for Honorary and Fellow Membership status.

 

Associate Membership shall be open to those educators who hold a part-time or adjunct position in Interior Design and educators in Interior Design in secondary education. 

  • Qualifications shall be vouched for by the applicant's department head or equivalent.
  • Associate Members are entitled to the following privileges:
    • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
    • receive publications and mailings including the Journal of Interior Design,
    • access IDEC member directory on-line,
    • be identified on Membership Lists as Associate members,
    • serve on committees.

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Graduate Membership shall be open to those individuals who are full-time students, but not full-time educators. Qualifications shall be vouched for by the applicant's department head or equivalent.
Graduate Student members are entitled to the following privileges:

  • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
  • receive publications and mailings,
  • access IDEC on-line,
  • be identified on Membership Lists as Graduate Student Members,
  • serve on committees.

 

Industry Affiliate Membership shall be open to industry allies interested in Interior Design education and the activities of IDEC.
Industry Affiliate Members are entitled to the following privileges:

  • Attend all meetings and function s of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
  • receive publications and mailings, except the International Journal of Interior Design,
  • access IDEC online
  • be identified on Membership Lists as Industry Affiliate Members
  • serve on committees.

 

Honorary Membership is an invitational category designed to recognize significant contributions to interior design education by individuals not eligible to be Professional Members. Honorary members are entitled to the following privileges:

  • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise specifically noted,
  • receive publications and mailings,
  • access IDEC on-line, be identified on Membership Lists as Honorary Members serve on committees.


Fellow status is a Professional Membership category designed to honor an IDEC member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Interior Design Educators Council and shall be identified by the use of the initials FIDEC. Fellows are Professional Members and entitled to all privileges thereof.

 

Retired Membership shall be open to members who are officially retired from their educational institution or design-related practice. Retired members are entitled to the following privileges:

  • attend all meetings and functions of IDEC unless otherwise noted,
  • receive publications and mailings,
  • access IDEC on-line,
  • be identified on membership list as retired members
  • serve on committees.

 

 

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