Georgia Tech has renamed its College of Architecture, the College of Design, and calls the new name "a better reflection of our academic diversity; a more accurate description of what drives our research; and an idea that unites all five schools in the college."
More than two dozen industrial design students in Iowa State University's College of Design are teaming up with a recreational facility in Urbandale, IA that serves people with special needs—to design adaptive sports equipment. Several of the Iowa State students also are going the extra mile to volunteer at Courage League to better understand the athletes.
In 1984, IDSA became a Professional Organization Affiliate of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the national accrediting agency for art and design and art and design-related disciplines. NASAD is an association of approximately 346 schools of art and design, primarily at the collegiate level, but also including postsecondary non-degree-granting schools for the visual arts disciplines.