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ASCA Fall Recap

ASCA Fall Recap

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Dear ASCA Members,

On behalf of the ASCA Board, I am pleased to share this update on the Association's operations and achievements over the past six months. The Board of Directors, along with ASCA's Central Office, have dedicated significant time and energy to advance both the mission and operations of ASCA in order to educate, develop, and support student-centered conduct professionals. Below you will find a mid-year recap of the work that has been accomplished.

We will have more updates at our annual conference in Portland, Oregon, January 31 – February 3, including opportunities for members to give input into our next strategic plan.

We also want to note the loss of our colleague and founding ASJA/ASCA member, Raymond Goldstone. He left an indelible mark on our profession. We will celebrate his life and impact collectively at our annual conference. May his memory be a blessing.

Christina Parle
ASCA President

Professional Development

  • Returned to in-person events: the Annual Conference was a success with nearly 650 attendees in Portland, Oregon The in-person Gehring Academy had approximately 240 professionals meet in Detroit to participate in this premier student conduct event.
  • Expanded Virtual Programming: we held virtual Gehring mini-tracks with another 140 attendees participating in day-long intensive sessions, and relaunched this October Student Conduct 101.
  • Began offering Continuing Education credits as a founding member of the Student Affairs Certification Consortium.
  • Provided a much-needed DEIJ communal space in July to discuss the impact of DEI legislation and provide support for our members.
  • Implemented an Equity-Informed Repository of forms, letters, and documents as a resource for members. Thank you to all who have already contributed content.

ASCA Member Experience

Regions and States Task Force

Membership Benefits Task Force

Vendor Task Force

Student Organizations Task Force

Ethical Engagement Task Force

ASCA Central Office

  • Hired new staff in the Central Office: a new Executive Director, Dr. Tess Barker; a new Assistant Executive Director, Dr. Amanda Mesirow, and an interim Director of Membership, Josh Cutchens. These three, along with our Marketing Director Angela Powell, have smoothly kept operations going.
  • Updating the website and membership management system to provide more efficient and streamlined member experience.
  • Consolidating our financial accounts to decrease overhead costs and better manage Association finances, and investing in professional bookkeeping services, including doing a financial audit.
  • Expanding our external leadership and representation through an enhanced partnership such as with AFA that allows for discounted dual membership in both AFA and ASCA.
  • Provided official comments on the proposed Title IX regulations and are preparing trainings once they are official.
  • Participated in the Big 10 Conduct Officers meeting; Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA) meetings; and presented sessions at the Fraternity Risk Management (FRMTAnnual Conference.

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