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In fall 2011, the NODA Board of Directors approved the creation of a new Association committee structure that would provide more opportunities for general association members to become involved in the work of the Association and ensure Association staff and appropriate board member involvement in committee work.

Annual Conference Advisory Committee // Educational Initiatives Committee // Finance Committee // Leadership Development Committee // Network Coordination Committee // Nominations & Elections Committee // Regional Coordination Committee // Research Committee

A General Association Member refers to member who currently holds membership in the Association. Membership must be current at the time of application, selection, and throughout the duration of their committee term.

For questions about Association Committees please contact the Association Office at noda@umn.edu.


Annual Conference Advisory Committee

Charge:
To support Association efforts in providing strategic oversight of the Annual Conference experience that guides the direction and content of future conferences.  The charge includes:

  • A focus on higher-level, big-picture strategizing;
  • Researching of conference trends to address issues of concern and/or enhance the conference program;
  • Providing recommendations to address these issues that are rooted in knowledge-based decision making;

To meet this charge, the committee will:

  • consult with NODA Associate Director and Annual Conference Program Chair as needed; 
  • identify 1-2 members to participate in the selection of the conference program chair;
  • collaborate with other Associate Committee chairs as needed.

Committee Membership:
• At least six General Association Members (including the co-chair), comprised of past conference leadership*
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)
• Chairs of the current and future Conference would be ex-officio members of the Committee

*Committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms
*Committee chair should have attended at least two annual conferences

Staff Partner: Joyce Holl
Committee Chair:  Quincy Spencer


Educational Initiatives Committee

Charge:
Work closely with the Board of Directors to ensure that the educational offerings (Conferences, Webinars, Orientation Professionals Institute, Midlevel Managers Institute, etc.) of the Association align with the Association's strategic priorities. The committee will work with the Association staff and educational initiatives chairs to develop educational outcomes and assist in the review/evaluation of the programs. The committee should be aware of current trends in higher education and make recommendations for new programs. The committee will also serve as a resource for Regional leaders developing educational initiatives.

Committee Membership:
• At least six General Association Members (including the chair)*
• One general Board of Directors member
• Current Coordinator of OPI (ex-officio)
• Current Coordinator of MMI (ex-officio)
• Chair of NODAC (ex-officio)
• Chair elect of NODAC (ex-officio)
• Chair(s) or Coordinator(s) of any future Educational Initiatives (ex-officio)
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)

*Board of Directors member will be appointed by the President, President-Elect and Past President. It is preferred that a portion of the General Association Members on the committee have had some past leadership experience with NODA educational initiatives

*General Association members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms

*Board of Directors will serve a one-year term and may not serve consecutive terms

*Educational initiatives coordinators/chairs will serve duration of their position term

Staff Partner:
Diana Yefanova
Committee Chair: Kimberlie Moock


Finance Committee

Charge:
  Assist the Board of Directors in its oversight responsibilities relating to fiscal management. The committee would review the budget proposed by the association staff, review financial reports, recommend fiscal policies as needed, provide advice on the management of financial assets, assist the Board in strategic thinking through financial questions and developing options, review and evaluate internal controls and make recommendations.

Committee Membership:
• Secretary/Treasurer (Chair)
• Two general Board members*
• At least two General Association Members
• Past-President
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)

*General Board of Directors members will be appointed by the President, President-Elect and Past-President. General Board of Directors members serve two-year terms and may serve consecutive terms. 

*It is preferable that the General Association Members on the committee bring an element of financial expertise. The committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms.

*The chair will serve the duration of their Secretary/Treasurer term

Staff Partner: Joyce Holl
Committee Chair: Tricia Kennedy


Leadership Development Committee

Charge:
Work to mentor new professionals, assist in recruiting professionals for leadership positions, provide orientation for volunteers new to committees and assist in motivating and recognizing the NODA volunteer base. This committee would also assist in the "How to get involved" in NODA presentations.

Committee Membership:
• At least seven General Association Members (including the chair)*
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)

* It is preferable that the General Association Members on the committee be seasoned professionals and representative of a variety of regions and leadership experience. Committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms.

Staff Partner: Joyce Holl
Committee Chair: Liz Kurt



Network Coordination Committee

Charge:
Provide a forum for network chairs to explore content and direction for the networks and provide context to the network chairs regarding strategic planning based around NODA priorities. Recommend and evaluate networks on an annual basis and propose new networks as needed. An initial one-time task for this committee is to determine the process for Network Chair selection.

Committee Membership:
• One General Association Member (Chair)*
• All current co-chairs of NODA Networks
• Past-President
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)

* It is preferable that the Chair be a past NODA Network co-chair. Network chairs will serve the length of their position terms.

Staff Partner: Joyce Holl
Committee Chair: Marc Mobley



Nominations & Elections Committee

Charge:
  Promote and cultivate volunteer interest in leadership positions within the Association. Screen applicants and produce a diverse pool of candidates for all elected positions and committee chairs. Provide support for the recruitment of leadership at the regional, network and committee levels. Work with Association staff to coordinate the logistics of applications and elections. Communicate within the Association about leadership needs and opportunities (promotion at conferences, etc.). Review election policy and process and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Membership:
• At least five General Association Members (including the chair)*
• Past-president
• Association staff member (ex-officio)

*The President will appoint the chair and all members of the Nominations Committee, with the approval of the Executive Committee. The Committee should represent a varitey of regions and leadership experiences. Committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms. 
*Committee chair should have served at least one year on the committee. 

Staff Partner: Joyce Holl
Committee Chair: Beth Lingren Clark


Regional Coordination Committee

Charge:
  Provide a conduit of communication among Regional Coordinators and ensure the continued success of the regional culture of NODA. The committee will discuss issues of importance to the region and bring regional issues to the board. The committee would be available to the board for consulting on issues that would affect the regions.

Membership:
• One General Association Member (Chair)*
• All current Regional Coordinators
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)

* It is preferable that the Chair be a past Regional Coordinator. Regional Coordinators will serve the length of their position term.

Staff Partner: Joyce Holl
Committee Chair: Alison Hughes, Florida State University


Research Committee

Charge: 
Work closely with the Board to ensure that research and scholarly initiatives of the association align with the association’s strategic priorities. The committee will work with Association staff, scholarly publication editors and others to develop strategies and guidelines for research initiatives. The committee will also assist in the review/evaluation of the scholarly publications and initiatives and will serve as a resource for Association leadership in developing research or scholarly publications initiatives.

Membership:
• At least three General Association Members (including the Chair)*
• One general Board of Directors member
• Editor of the JCOT (ex-officio)
• Editor of the Monograph (ex-officio)
• One Association staff member (ex-officio)

* It is preferable that the General Association Members have a background in scholarly publications and/or research. General Association Members will be selected by the Chair. 

*Committee members will serve two-year terms and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Board of Directors member will serve a one-year term and may serve consecutive terms.

Staff Partner: Diana Yefanova
Committee Chair: Dennis Weise

 

 

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