Committees

Each of the following committees has a Chair (appointed by the President) and supported by specified officers and/or additional members to assist with the responsibilities and outcomes of the committee.

Conference & Program Planning

Includes a Chair (appointed by the President) and any additional members willing to participate. This committee meets as deemed by the Chair (usually monthly throughout the year, then possibly bi-/weekly as the conference nears).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, development and coordination of the annual NAASS conference.
  • Works closely with the NAASS event planner to facilitate the onsite review/analysis to ensure the venue will support the event.
  • The intent is for the Chair to manage the programming aspects of the conference (keynote, plenary sessions, etc.) and the event planner will manage logistics (venue, meals, excursions, website updates, registration, AV equip., room setup, contract negotiations, etc.

Creative & Innovative Awards

Includes a Chair (appointed by the President) and any additional members willing to participate.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Promotion to NAASS members for award submissions.
  • Evaluation of annual award submissions to recognize member schools that offer creative and innovative programs.
  • Assists NAASS to highlight the importance of curriculum development, give credit to summer session programs that make outstanding contributions to the management, operation and marketing of summer session and to provide a forum for members to learn from each other.
  • Program award categories include: management, operation and marketing

Information & Communication (incl. Advocacy)

Includes a Chair (that is not a current AVP and is appointed by the President), the Assistant Regional Vice-President of Documenting from each region (5), along with any additional members willing to participate. This committee meets as deemed by the Chair (usually monthly, or more in support of project workloads).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, research and development in support of the collection of content, delivery to members, and updates of the:
    • NAASS Flash (quarterly e-Newsletter)
    • NAASS Webinars
    • NAASS Website (updates/layout)

Membership (incl. Affiliates)

Includes a Chair (that is not a current AVP and is appointed by the President), the Assistant Regional Vice-President-Membership from each region (5) and any additional members willing to participate. This committee meets as deemed by the Chair (usually monthly, or more in support of project workloads).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Outreach correspondence (see example in appendixes) for the renewal and initiation of NAASS memberships in the categories of:
    • Institutional members (colleges/universities)
    • Professional members
    • Affiliated/Retired members
  • Outreach correspondence and processes to attract new/perspective NAASS memberships.
  • Planning, research and development of master list of perspective NAASS members.

Nominations & Elections

Includes a Chair (the Past-President) and the five Regional Vice-Presidents assist the Past-President with the responsibilities of this committee. This committee meets as deemed by the Chair.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • As per the NAASS Bylaws, solicit nominations for all upcoming elected/non-elected positions within NAASS leadership
  • Assist with the elections process (where applicable) and the processing of submissions for the following awards:
    • Distinguished Service Award
    • Honorary Life Member Award

Quality & Research

Includes two Co-Chairs (appointed by the President) and any additional members willing to participate. This committee meets as deemed by the Co-Chair(s) (usually quarterly or more, depending on project workload).

Duties include, but are not limited to:

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