How can I get involved with academic advising? How can I engage in professional development in some way other than sitting through conference sessions? How do I get involved with TEXAAN?
Have you ever asked yourself any of those questions?
Taking the initial step to getting involved in an organization or in the field of academic advising can be unknown and perhaps a bit daunting. However, TEXAAN has a great opportunity for its members to get involved with the upcoming 2018 TEXAAN Annual Conference in Houston, TX. It’s a low risk/high reward experience that one should not pass up.
As TEXAAN celebrates its 25th year of holding its annual conference, the conference coordinators are looking for a group engaged committee chairs to help coordinate specific committees for the annual conference. All it takes to be eligible for a committee chair position is to be a TEXAAN member in good standing, have institutional support to participate with the conference planning committee, and a willingness to lend ideas and energy.
A committee chair should be a great communicator, troubleshooter, self-motivated, adaptable, collaborator and enthusiastic all rolled into one. There are 11 specific areas of planning for the annual conference:
- Engagement & Marketing
- Local Arrangements
- Print Media
- Speakers Bureau
With institutional support, committee chairs will play a vital role in the execution of the annual conference by attending scheduled meetings leading up to the conference in 2018. It is estimated that it will require about 2-3 hours a week to conduct business, and complete needed tasks and planning by established deadlines in order to ensure there is an organized, strategic plan of action for the conference itself.