During each even numbered year (i.e. 2016), the Appointed Division Representative is chosen by the Incoming President. To provide an transparent and equitable recommendation to the Incoming President, the following process was created:
In order to be considered for this position, an online application is completed that outlines your experience, interests and past involvement in the ACD and NACADA. Applications are then reviewed by the current Division Representatives and Executive Office Liaison to the ACD. Recommendations will then be made to the NACADA President-Elect. The President-Elect then reviews all of the statements and the recommendations from the Division Reps; and then appoints the Incoming AC Division Representative.
NACADA defines diversity from a very broad perspective, which includes diversity in regard to ethnicity, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation as well as diversity in regard to institutional type, size, and employment position. Involvement in the association also is viewed broadly including leadership at many levels (within the division units, at the division level, at the Council level, at the Board of Directors level, and with the various work groups, ad hoc committees, Advisory Boards, and task forces), serving with the Consultant and Speaker Service, writing for the NACADA Journal, Academic Advising Today, and the NACADA Clearinghouse of Academic Advising Resources, or presenting at state, allied member, regional, and annual conferences.
All eligible candidates will be emailed the link to the application in early December by the Executive Office Liaison at the Advising Communities Division.
Appointment Process Timeline:
- December - Mid-January: Online application sent to the Executive Office Liaison
- February: Submissions are reviewed by the current Division Representatives and Executive Office Liaison and recommendation for new representative submitted to NACADA President-Elect
- March: NACADA President-Elect appoints new ACD Representative in time for the new Rep to attend the Mid-Year Meeting
- April - October: New representative shadows current representatives
- October: New representative takes office for the following two years