Please consider assisting with BAAC committees for this upcoming year. Currently there are four standing committees that need your help! There is information about each committee posted below and who to contact if you are interested in joining the committee.
- Advocacy: The purpose of the IUBAAC Advocacy Committee is to fully enact IUBAAC’s commitment to be an “advocate of advisors” as stated in IUBAAC’s mission. To do this, the Advocacy Committee will identify key concerns of advisors, offer recommendations for addressing those concerns, and advocate for equity and for the well-being of advisors and the advising profession across the Indiana University Bloomington campus. If you are interested in joining this committee, please email Dan Arndt (email@example.com).
- Communications and Public Relations: The Communications (Comm) and Public Relations (PR) Committee is responsible for maintaining the IUBAAC website and IUBAAC listserv. In addition, it is responsible for external communications to campus and the public regarding IUBAAC activities, awards, and more. The Comm and PR Committee tries to elevate not only the great work of IUBAAC on campus, but the work of IU Bloomington (IUB) professional advisors. If you are interested in helping with Comm and PR, please email the committee chair Alice Dobie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Membership: The IUBAAC Membership Committee is responsible for managing the membership process, including communicating membership rules, encouraging advisors to join, and confirming applicants for the year. The committee identifies new advisors at IUB, and reaches out to them individually to welcome them to the IUB advising community and encourage them to join IUBAAC. The committee ensures new advisors are on our email listserv. Recently, the committee has been implementing a new initiative to target regular chats (both online and in person) to new advisors and welcome experienced advisors to join in. The committee hopes to provide support and connection for newer advisors. In addition, the committee participates in the annual BAAC awards committee, in cooperation with the IUBAAC secretary. Please contact Liz Smith (email@example.com) if you are interested in joining.
- Professional Development: The IUBAAC Professional Development Committee (PDC) plans and hosts the annual fall meeting and spring conference as well as monthly professional development events. The committee also tracks event attendance and awards a professional development certificate to individuals who attend five professional development events during the year, which includes attending the fall meeting or spring conference and two additional IUBAAC PDC events. This year and in the future, the committee hopes to continue offering events that allow advisors to better serve their students as well as events that will help advisors advance professionally. Planning is quickly moving ahead for the spring conference, and the committee is looking for new members to help with planning and executing this event. The PDC is always open to new members, please feel free to reach out directly to Ruthie Williamson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Patrick McKamy (email@example.com) to join!
Ad Hoc Committees: TBD