STATUS REPORT JULY, 2012
STATUS REPORT JULY, 2012
Hello Council colleagues! I hope this brief summer Report finds you well and receiving some respite from the heat. Below I provide a few tidbits of information about the Board of Directors (BOD) and the Council.
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEMBERS
There are several new members on the Board as of July 1, a couple members who have changed positions, and a few who have left us. As you can see by this Report, I have stepped into the role of Council President. Michael Kimbarow has moved into the position of Past-President; among other initiatives, look for calls for Honors and Awards later this year from him. He takes over that position from Brooke Hallowell who leaves the Board of Directors after three years of dedicated service. Melody Harrison is the new President-Elect. She is being replaced as Treasurer by Mark DeRuiter. Please be sure to send Melody any resolutions for the Council; Mark will be the one coming for you if you don’t pay your dues! Jennifer Poissot Taylor is the incoming Vice President for Professional Development. She and her team have already begun developing an incredible annual conference for April 2013. Craig Champlin has left the Board after four years of service; replacing him as Vice President of Research and Academic Development is Sarah Ginsberg. Sarah has some grand ideas about research and scholarship of teaching and learning she brings to the Board. Finally, Neil DiSarno left the Board to become ASHA’s Chief Staff Officer for Audiology. Replacing Neil as the Council’s Secretary is Colleen O’Rourke. Colleen joined us in a pinch and we feel quite lucky! As you can see, then, quite a few changes on the BOD. But I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge those who remain in their positions on the Board: Judy Vander Woude (Vice President for Communication), Michael Flahive (Vice President for Standards and Credentials) and Richard Hurtig (Vice President for Student Development). Frances Laven continues on as our Executive Director.
MEMBERSHIP HAS ITS BENEFITS
As I write this Report, we have just passed the due date for members’ dues. On behalf of the entire Board, I encourage those of you who have not paid yet to please do so. Remember, your dues not only support the Council and the work it does, it provides you access to many of the exceptional membership benefits, including access to specific areas of the Council’s website. For example, as many of us gear up for Fall faculty searches, the ability to post faculty lines is crucial to attracting quality applicants.
Speaking of the webpage, please go visit it! Judy Vander Woude and her committee have done a remarkable job getting it into tip-top shape. The available resources there abound. It no longer is “just” the place to go to look for job openings. There are discussion forums, links to Merlot, information about the CSDCAS, results from past CAPCSD surveys, references and resources on leadership and scholarship of teaching and learning, etc. Equally important, there is a link for you to complete a volunteer form so you can become involved in the Council. Truly, it is worth your browsing time.
As some of you may know, 2013 will mark a huge milestone for the Council. Frances Laven, our wonderful Executive Director for the last 25 years, will be retiring at the end of June, 2013. Replacing Frances will be no small feat, as she has a tremendous amount of institutional knowledge about the Council, how we work, and what makes it tick. Nevertheless, the BOD has begun the process. We will be sending out a request for proposals to attract interested organizations to provide us with an application that convinces us that they can provide us not only with what we need at this point in our history, but how they can advance us for the future. Our hope is that we will be able to announce (and possibly introduce) the replacement for Frances at the annual conference in April. Please mark your calendars for that conference: April 17-20, Phoenix, AZ. It will be notable in many ways.
On behalf of the entire BOD, I wish you continued success in your academic, clinical, research, and administrative pursuits, and I hope you have some time for some relaxation and fun this summer. If not sooner, I look forward to seeing many of you at our meeting at the ASHA convention in November.
Future CAPCSD Annual Conferences:
2013 - April 17-20, Phoenix, AZ
2014 - April 9-12, Orlando, FL
2015 - April 15-18, Newport Beach, CA