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Board Position Descriptions

posted Oct 11, 2011, 10:29 AM by Shannon Milligan   [ updated Jul 17, 2018, 3:10 PM ]


Board Chair:

The Board Chair is responsible for leading each meeting of the CAAG membership (or appointing someone else to lead).  The Chair will also coordinate and run the bimonthly meetings of the CAAG board. The Board Chair will help to shape the mission and vision of CAAG and to ensure that organizational activities align with the mission and vision.  The Chair, in conjunction with the board, also ensures that organizational activities meet the needs of the CAAG membership. This person is responsible for preserving historical information regarding the group. This is an elected position with a four year term.  A minimum of one year of experience on the CAAG board is required in order to run for the CAAG Board Chair position.

Meeting Communications: 

The Meeting Communications chair is responsible for communicating with group members regarding upcoming and past meetings.  Specifically, this person will send emails and reminders to communicate the location, time, date, and topics of upcoming CAAG meetings to members.  This person will be responsible for getting instructions from the meeting’s hosts and sending those as part of the meeting notice. During CAAG meetings, this person will take minutes and send them to the Technology chair to be posted electronically in a timely manner.  The Meeting Communications chair will work with the Meetings Topics chair to ensure meetings go smoothly and that the structure of and communications regarding meetings meet the needs of the membership. This is an elected position with a four year term. Midterm vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair.

Meeting Topics:

This position is responsible for determining topics for upcoming CAAG meetings.  This person will work with the committee and the board to determine appropriate, timely, and useful topics of discussion.  The meeting topics board member will recruit potential speakers based on suggestions from CAAG members and/or the board.  This position will be responsible for coordinating the details of any speaker’s visit and sending a thank you to speakers on CAAG’s behalf.  The meeting topics board member will work with the meetings communications board member to ensure the meetings go smoothly and the structure of and communications regarding meetings meet the needs of the committee’s membership.  This is an elected position with a one year term.  Midyear vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair. 

Membership: 

The Membership chair is responsible for keeping membership records current and reaching out to individuals responsible for assessment at institutions within the greater Chicagoland area.  This outreach may include participation in assessment/IR-related listservs (e.g. ASSESS, SAAL, IAIR) and individual contact with assessment professionals. This person will work with the Professional Development chair and other CAAG members to share information about CAAG at events and conferences commonly attended by assessment professionals.  This person will also explore opportunities to interact with the membership of similar groups across the nation. This is an elected position with a four year term. Midterm vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair.

Professional Development:

The Professional Development chair is responsible for expanding the professional development opportunities provided by CAAG.  This person will seek out and coordinate professional development opportunities for CAAG members. This may include finding and distributing relevant journal articles, books, news articles, requests for proposals, professional conference registration opportunities, etc. to CAAG members.  This person will coordinate other professional development activities (meetings, events, etc.) and will work with the technology board member to maintain a professional development page on the CAAG website. This is an elected position with a four year term. Midterm vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair.

Technology:

This position is responsible for maintaining the current technology CAAG uses, including its Wiki, website, and email list.  During CAAG meetings, this person will coordinate any technology needed by speakers and the technology currently being developed to allow remote access to meetings.  The technology board member will post meeting minutes and other relevant materials from meetings on the group’s wiki, webpage, etc.  This position will also explore new technology areas to determine how technology may be used to expand CAAG’s impact for its members.  This is an elected position with a one year term.  Midyear vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair.

Liaison- Community Colleges:

The Community College Liaison keeps the CAAG membership informed of innovations, challenges, changes and research specific to community college needs relative to assessment of learning. Specific areas of focus may include Community College Board relations, public education, general education assessment, adult education program assessment, adult learners, and career and technical education. The Liaison will source and share innovations specific to this area of higher education, field areas of professional development interest from members and actively work toward increasing professional engagement among community college assessment professionals. The Community College Liaison will preferably work in a community college setting or have prior professional experience working in the environment and have an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities community colleges face in academic assessment and quality.  This is an elected position with a four year term. Midterm vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair.


Liaison- Co-curricular:

The Co-Curricular Liaison keeps the CAAG membership informed of innovations, challenges, changes and research specific to co-curricular needs relative to assessment of learning.  For this position, co-curricular refers to both Student Affairs and academic support areas (e.g. tutoring centers and first year experience). Specific areas of focus may include assessment of learning outside the classroom; the collaboration of Academic and Student Affairs; surveys; and affective assessment. The Liaison will source and share innovations specific to this area of higher education, field areas of professional development interest from members, and actively work toward increasing professional engagement among co-curricular assessment professionals. The Co-Curricular Liaison will preferably work in co-curricular assessment or have prior professional experience working in the environment and have an understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities faced by professionals working in co-curricular assessment.  This is an elected position with a four year term. Midterm vacancies will be filled by appointment by the Board Chair.

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