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NODA Board of Directors – Spring 2016 Meeting Highlights

Friday, April 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
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• Launched webinar series – kicked off with “Online Orientation”. International Orientation with Extended Orientation in the next week

• 220 education programs proposals were received for annual conference

• IT update: working with IT at UMN to conduct thorough review of association IT. The Association Membership Program is being reviewed to resolve issues and find solutions. It is anticipated that a recommendation will be offered by early summer

• Staff growth: fast growth has led to quick changes. Joyce will bring in external consultants to assess current staff. Audit of skill sets, strategic thinking and planning with a 3-5 year growth plan

• Global summit: invited to participate in summit with NASPA and IASAS. Third year it has happened, it will be in South Africa. Joyce concerned we haven’t been at the table in previous years. Timing is atrocious but Andy and Joyce feel that it’s important. Strongly considering attending

• Student affairs symposium with other higher education associations in student affairs (NIRSA and ACUHO-I). NODA will take the lead on this – invite other SAHEC associations. Included in the proposed budget, shared costs with peer associations

• There are several legislative issues currently affecting campuses in numerous ways. There are 93 bills under consideration in 22 states related to discrimination. Several SAHEC members pay a consultant to watch higher education issues. Joyce has asked to be a part of this collaborative. As a result of this conversation an Ad Hoc Committee on Governance was approved

• The Board reviewed the needs assessment summary and offered feedback on areas to dig deeper and compare to evaluations for annual and regional conferences

• The strategic plan was reviewed starting with looking at the mission and vision of the Association as well as taking a closer look at the objectives within each goal. Some additional work needs to be conducted and will be brought to the summer board meeting for consideration

• The FY 2016/17 budget was approved as presented

• The Nominations Committee has been reviewing the process of reviewing applicants for PE, S/T and GBM. In addition, the committee reviewed positions descriptions for the Board to consider

• The Ad Hoc Committee on Core Competencies has been receiving feedback from the regions through the conferences and will be meeting to make final changes to the document

• Joyce presented a Succession Plan for the Executive Director. This is about planning for the future

• Discussion continued from the fall Board meeting related to diversity and after discussion a motion passed to form an Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

If you would like to see a copy of the draft minutes please contact Joyce at

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