Community

Leadership within ASCA consists of four different areas.  They include the ASCA Board of Directors, Committees, Communities of Practices, and Region & State Coordinators. 

 

The Board of Directors

The ASCA Board of Directors shall consiste of President, President-Elect, Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and six functional Directors.  The appointed officers shall be a Conference Chair and an Academy Chair, who shall be nominated by the President Elect, serve as ex-officio members of the Board, and are approved by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director shall also serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member of the Board of Directors.

 

Committees

ASCA Committies will be chaired by an individual appointed by the President.  Each chair shall serve for a period of one (1) year, subject to reappointment. No Chair shall serve for more than three (3) consecutive terms unless no other member is qualified and/or accepts the position. The President shall also appoint a member of the Board of Directors to serve as a liaison to each standing and special committee. Committees serve to fulfill a specific, on-going role of the goals of the Association, through a designated charge which may be updated annually by the President. Each committee reports to a designated liaison on the Board of Directors.

 

Communities of Practice

The Communities of Practice (CPs) are entities comprised of Association members who have an interest and/or expertise in a relevant topical area. The topics are determined by the Board of Directors based on the needs of the membership and the field, and are designated through the ASCA Operating Policies and Procedures. Communities of Practice report up through the Director of Education.
 

Regional Chairs - East, Midwest, South, and West

Reporting to the Director of Membership, the responsibilities of the East, Midwest, South, and West Regional Chairs are:
  • Serving the Association within the spirit of the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.
  • Reporting to the Director of Membership any issues needing the attention of the Board of Directors on behalf of the region on a quarterly basis.
  • Holding monthly conference calls with designated state coordinators to communicate information on behalf of the Board, receive updates from the states and facilitate idea exchange.
  • Assisting in connecting state coordinators with the appropriate membership director and Central Office staff to ensure dissemination of information and resource acquisition.
  • Serving in the capacity of the state coordinator position in the absence of one with respect to communication and updates to the membership.
  • Identifying potential members for leadership within each state, keeping in mind the diverse representation of the region, and providing nominations for State Coordinators to the President.
  • Fostering a spirit of collaboration amongst state coordinators in the region ensuring intentionality and effective use of resources in the provision of programs and services.
  • Monitoring and communicating regional trends, or emerging themes, to the Board and Central Office for consideration in developing programs and services.
  • Maintaining regular communication updates with the regional members in partnership with designated state coordinator which are communicated utilizing the appropriate mediums.
  • Attending and participating in the leadership training held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and ongoing supplemental position-specific trainings; and assisting in leadership training for the state coordinators.
 

Regional Chair - Canada

Reporting to the Director of Membership, the responsibilities of the Canadian Regional Chair are:

  • Serving the Association within the spirit of the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.
  • Reporting to the Director of Membership any issues needing the attention of the Board of Directors on behalf of the region on a quarterly basis.
  • Maintaining monthly communication updates with region members, which are communicated utilizing the appropriate mediums.
  • Facilitating peer learning and resource sharing within region, encouraging active member participation.
  • Creating a region leadership infrastructure to allow for the support of the educational development, which is diverse in composition, and is comprised of coordinators with appropriate functional areas.
  • Holding monthly conference calls with the designated functional coordinators to communicate information on behalf of the Board, receive updates from the coordinators, and facilitate idea exchange.
  • Serving in the capacity of a coordinator position in the absence of one.
  • Assisting in connecting coordinators with the appropriate membership director and Central Office staff to ensure dissemination of information and resource acquisition.
  • Hosting at least two region events annually for all members within the region, and open to non-members during the Annual Conference cycle.
  • Coordinating with the Conference Committee in facilitating an event at the Annual Conference to provide the opportunity for region-wide networking.
  • Working cooperatively with the Educational Development Coordinator in providing professional development opportunities.
  • Working with the functional coordinators on a needs assessment for the state in providing programmatic and other services.
  • Working cooperatively with the Treasurer and Central Office in ensuring all financial policies/procedures are followed.
  • Monitoring and communicating any relevant legislation which would be pertinent to student conduct administration within the region.
  • Monitoring and communicating regional trends, or emerging themes, to the Board and Central Office for consideration in developing programs and services.
  • Attending and participating in the leadership training held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and ongoing supplemental position-specific trainings; and assisting in leadership training for the coordinators.


State Coordinators

Reporting to the respective Regional Chair, the responsibilities of the State Coordinators are:
  • Serving the Association within the spirit of the mission, vision, and core values of the organization.
  • Reporting to the Regional Chair any issues needing the attention of the Board of Directors on behalf of the state on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining monthly communication updates with state members which are communicated utilizing the appropriate mediums.
  • Facilitating peer learning and resource sharing within state, encouraging active member participation.
  • Creating a state leadership infrastructure to allow for the support of the educational development and is diverse in composition.
  • Hosting at least one state meeting annually for all members within the state, and open to non-members during the Annual Conference cycle.
  • Coordinating with the Conference Committee in facilitating an event at the Annual Conference to provide the opportunity for state-wide networking.
  • Working cooperatively with the Educational Development Coordinator in providing professional development opportunity.
  • Working with the Regional Chair on a needs assessment for the state in providing programmatic and other services.
  • Working cooperatively with the Treasurer and Central Office in ensuring all financial policies/procedures are followed.
  • Monitoring and communicating any relevant state legislation which would be pertinent to student conduct administration.
  • Making outreach to appropriate student affairs professionals at non-member higher education institutions in the state, including underrepresented and community college specifically.
  • Making outreach to the members within the state for introduction; and then, as new members join, to welcome them to the state.
  • In collaboration with the Central Office, coordinating state presence on the website, social media and newsletter to ensure uniform messages are presented.
  • Attending and participating in the leadership training held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting and ongoing supplemental position-specific trainings.


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College Station, TX 77841-2237

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