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Below are an overview of the various committees within SEAHO; to get engaged with a committee please contact the committee chair which can be found by CLICKING HERE.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE HOST COMMITTEE


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION COMMITTEE

  • Will be composed of members appointed by the President and representing the diversity as valued and outlined by the SEAHO values.
  • Will be chaired by the President-Elect.
  • Will conduct the nomination and selection process for all association awards and recognition programs.
  • Will coordinate all recognition of outgoing committee chairs, state representatives, liaisons, volunteers, and officers.
  • Develop appropriate avenues for recognition based on service to SEAHO and the housing profession. Recommend new awards to the Governing Council for approval.
  • Publicize and coordinate awards nomination and application processes.
  • Publicize and coordinate SEAHO Conference Fee Waiver Scholarship application, selection, and award process. With the exception of the SEAHO Report Feature Article of the Year Award, the Graduate Student of the Year Award, Corporate 30 Partner of the Year, and the PEACE Award, select recipients of awards to be given. Will coordinate with Corporate Partners to select the Corporate Partner of the Year Award.
  • Chairperson will coordinate the preparation of award plaques to be presented at annual conference.
  • Chairperson will prepare SEAHO Service Award Certificates.
  • Chairperson will notify SEAHO Conference Fee Waiver Scholarship recipients and will coordinate the reimbursement process with the SEAHO Treasurer.
  • Chairperson will coordinate the SEAHO RELI, NHTI, and STARS Scholarship process, select recipients, notify recipients and coordinate the reimbursement/payment process with the SEAHO Treasurer.
  • Chairperson will coordinate the Resolution of Appreciation process.
  • Chairperson will assign specific individuals to present awards at the annual conference. The exact order and schedule will be determined by the SEAHO President.
  • Submit Committee Report and budget proposal to the Director of Committees according to stated deadlines.

CAREER SUPPORT SERVICES COMMITTEE

CORPORATE PARTNERS COMMITTEE

  • Will be composed of members, a chair-select, and a chairperson appointed by the President. Chair-select attends Governing Council meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Chair will be responsible for assisting the Host Committee with the recruitment of Corporate Partners and sponsorships for the annual conference.
  • Will be responsible for serving as a liaison between SEAHO and the Corporate Partners who support the Association's activities.
  • Will be responsible for recognizing Corporate Partners at the annual conference.
  • Will select Corporate Partner of the Year award in December, in conjunction with the Awards and Recognition Committee.
  • Will be responsible for coordinating the Corporate Partners conference evaluation form and compiling the information.
  • Will assist in recruiting Corporate Partners and sponsorships as requested by the Host Committee.
  • Will be responsible for educating conference attendees and Corporate Partners concerning use of the Corporate Partners Area.
  • Will ensure committee members serve as active liaisons with the Corporate Partners at the conference and handle any concerns/complaints in an unbiased fashion.
  • Will be responsible for communicating with Corporate Partners throughout the year.
  • Will be responsible for keeping an overall listing of Corporate Partners records combining records from each conference with data in the registration website.
  • Will be responsible for working with the Executive Board, Governing Council, and the Host Committee, incorporating feedback from the Corporate Partners to identify ways to enhance the experience of Corporate Partners.
  • Submit Committee Report and budget proposal to the Director of Committees according to stated deadlines. 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE

  • Will be composed of members and a chairperson appointed by the President.
  • Chair attends Governing Council meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Will be responsible for encouraging, creating, and promoting programs, which address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workforce, in residence halls, and in college communities.
  • Will review and make recommendations related to Association practices and the Annual Conference to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Assist the Elections and Nominations Committee in the identification of a diverse group of nominees for election; must be aware of nominations deadline.
  • Submit a conference program proposal addressing current issues related to the charge of the committee.
  • Develop resources for housing professionals to address needs of college campuses.
  • Create specific programmatic and experiential opportunities for housing professionals to enhance their knowledge of diversity/multiculturalism/inclusion through the vehicles of programs, technology, and personal interactions.
  • Submit Committee Reports and budget proposal to the Director of Committees according to stated deadlines.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS COMMITTEE

  • Will be composed of members and led by a chairperson who was appointed by the President. Chairperson will serve as the Committee’s representative on the Governing Council, as a non-voting member.
  • The committee will include four subcommittees, each with a subcommittee chair, to manage the primary functions of the Ed Programs Committee. The appointed Chair of the Educational Programs Committee will serve as one of the subcommittee chairs.
  • The responsibilities of the Committee are listed below, by subcommittee.
    • Educational Grants:
      • Publicize, select and award the Educational Programs Grant Opportunities (see Funding and Finance section).
      • Maintain grant information online and publicize the names and institutions of the recipients, as well as a brief description of their project/initiative.
      • Identify model educational programs within SEAHO and recommend appropriate ways to share them with the SEAHO membership.
      • Forward winner’s names to the Archivist
    • Case Study Competition:
      • Develop and implement the Graduate and New Professional Case Study competitions.
      • Identify model educational programs within SEAHO and recommend appropriate ways to share them with the SEAHO membership.
      • Forward Winners names to the Archivist
    • Database & Dissemination:
      • Collect and disseminate information related to trends and critical issues in residence hall programming, and housing/residential education at large, by utilizing the Database & Dissemination webpage/embedded Google Drive.
      • Identify model educational programs within SEAHO and recommend appropriate ways to share them with the SEAHO membership.
    • Scholar in Residence:
      • With feedback from SEAHO leadership, recruit and secure the Scholar in Residence for the annual conference and facilitate their engagement with SEAHO via office hours and a presentation at the conference, as well as an article submission to the SEAHO Report.Submit Committee Reports and budget proposal to the Director of Committees according to stated deadlines. o Maintain, with support from the SEAHO webmaster, the Educational Programs Committee webpage, to include membership, progress updates, and new initiatives.

GRADUATE ISSUES AND INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE

  • Will be composed of members and a chairperson appointed by the President. Chair attends Governing Council meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Will be responsible for addressing graduate student issues and needs, and facilitating graduate student involvement.
  • Address the needs and issues of graduate students and facilitate their involvement into the Association.
  • Coordinate both formal and informal mentoring programs in which members can participate.
  • In conjunction with the Awards and Recognition Chair, assist in the selection of the Graduate Student of the Year Award.
  • Submit Committee/Task Force Reports and budget proposal to the Director of Committees according to stated deadlines.

MARKETING AND ORGANIZATIONAL PROMOTIONS COMMITTEE

  • Will be composed of members and a chairperson appointed by the President.
  • Chair-Select attends Governing Council meetings as a non-voting member.
  • Responsible for recruiting and involving new and non-active professionals and institutions in conference attendance and other organizational activities throughout the year
  • Provide support to the Graduate Issues and Involvement Committee as they work to create opportunities for new attendees at the annual conference.
  • Maintain an active online presence for SEAHO in all of its operations.
  • Publicize the SEAHO Involvement form and process.
  • Submit Committee Reports and budget proposal to the Director of Committees according to stated deadlines.
  • SEAHO strives to have year-round engagement with its members. The role of this committee in that cannot be understated. Specific examples include social media campaigns, continuing communications on behalf of SEAHO’s committees and communications in support of all SEAHO processes. • Support the SEAHO committees in sharing updates to the membership. 

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

  • Will consist of the committee chairperson, chairperson select, past chairperson, eight to ten additional professional members and one graduate student member appointed by the President
  • Chair will serve as a member of the Host Committee.
  • Ideally, each state should be represented on the Program Committee.
  • Will plan the annual conference program activities and coordinate their efforts with the annual conference host committee.
  • Solicit, select, and evaluate the programs for the Annual Conference including major speakers, and interest sessions utilizing members of the Program Committee and State Representatives.
  • Inform those who submit program proposals whether program was accepted; confirm audio visual needs.
  • Consider ways to evaluate and enhance the program format of the conference.
  • Coordinate program sessions with the Host Committee with attention given to room setups, A/V needs, major speakers, hospitality, evaluations, time slots and other related issues.
  • Chair attends Governing Council meetings, as a non-voting member. The President and Director should share the meeting agendas with the Program Chair identifying times when the Chair’s presence is needed in Governing Council.
  • Submit Committee Reports and budget proposals according to stated deadlines.
  • Submit the program proposal form to be posted on the SEAHO website.
  • Forward a copy of program sessions as uploaded to Guidebook to the Archivist for historical purposes and preservation

RESEARCH AND INFORMATION COMMITTEE

SEAHO REPORT EDITORIAL BOARD

WEB AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE 

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