Dear CMA members:
The following CMA members have been appointed by the board to the new CMA Convention Programming Committee:
Chuck Baldwin, University of South Dakota
Bob Bergland, Missouri Western State University
Lori Brooks, University of Oklahoma
Kelley Callaway, Rice University
Mat Cantore, Hudson Valley Community College
Steven Chappell, Simpson College
Paige Clancy, Vanderbilt University
Colin Donahue, Elon University
Peggy Elliott, University of South Carolina-Aiken
Jenny Fischer, Colorado State University
Debra Landis, University of Illinois-Springfield
Jake Lowary, Austin Peay University
Ed Morales, University of Georgia
Ian Newhem, Rockland Community College
Dan Reimold, University of Tampa
Bradley Wilson, Journalism Education Association
Mark Witherspoon, Iowa State University
Susan Zake, Kent State University
These advisers will be introduced at the CMA business meeting at 8 a.m. Monday in the Lenox Ballroom at NYC12. All advisers are invited to attend. During the meeting, CMA Convention Director Michael Koretzky will give a short presentation on NYC12 and the Chicago convention followed by a discussion of the new committee structure or other issues CMA members wish to discuss.
As you may recall, the CMA board announced in February that it was changing its committee structure, basically eliminating all committees devoted primarily to convention programming in favor of this one Convention Programming Committee. Any CMA member can serve but you must apply to the committee. The CMA board reviews the applications.
The new Convention Programming Committee will establish goals for the conventions and work to develop session proposals. The proposed sessions will be judged by a review committee. Only sessions that match convention goals and meet strategic needs will be accepted.
Those who serve on the committee and develop session proposals will be paid for their work: $20 if they develop adviser-led sessions and $40 for professional-led sessions. Committee members could earn $100 for proposing a keynote or major speaker. Each committee member is expected to attend both conventions.
We still have room on the committee. If you wish to apply, send me your name, contact information, why you wish to serve, your experience programming sessions, whether you have extensive contacts with professionals and whether your school will allow you to travel to both conventions.
I look forward to seeing you at the business meeting at NYC12.