A: Ensure you are in contact with your Intern Architect or Student Associate on a daily basis and check in through email, phone, or video chats. During this period of uncertainty, it is important to keep in mind that employees may have additional questions, concerns, and worries.
Supervising Architects are encouraged to contact the OAA at firstname.lastname@example.org should they have any questions about temporary adjustments in their workplace environment that affect their ability to monitor and supervise the work performed by an Intern Architect or Student Associate. You may wish to access this resource from CAMH, posted on the TSA website, providing succinct and clear tips on how to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19.
Among the many benefits of employing Intern Architects and Student Associates is their ability to work independently under the direction of a Supervising Architect. As always, the OAA will continue to rely on Supervising Architects to support, direct, delegate, and review the work of their Intern Architect or Student Associate. The review comments and experience attestation by Supervising Architects are a vital component of the IAP, and the OAA relies on this commitment to ensure those enrolled in the IAP are gaining the requisite competencies. This process will be more vital than ever during this time of working remotely.
Last updated: June 9, 2020