The Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP) would like to announce the 2017-2018 Board Election winners. The members below were installed and took their oaths at the KC Conference on Tuesday, March 28, 2017​.

2016-2017 ATP Elections Candidates

ATP President-Elect: Jim Johnston
Jim is Professor of Education at Harding University and previously served ten years as the Director of Harding’s TRiO Student Support Services Program. He is a long-time member of ATP and has often presented pre- and post-conference workshops, as well as concurrent sessions. Jim currently has served as Treasurer for ATP.

ATP Treasurer: Michele Doney
After serving four years as ATP Secretary, this year I asked for your vote for the office of Treasurer. I have been an active member of ATP since 2007. In addition to my previous role as Secretary, I currently serve on the Constitution, Bylaws & Ethics Committee, and I served for several years on the Diversity Committee. I have attended eight of the past nine ATP annual conferences, and I have served as a presenter numerous times, including several concurrent sessions, two webinars and five pre-conference workshops. I have also published several articles in the ATP newsletter.

In my four years as Secretary, I undertook the vital project of collecting and organizing significant ATP documents into a comprehensive, standardized, easy-to-use archive, including everything from minutes and reports to hotel contracts and conference programs. I have also developed a set of summary documents that track key pieces of data from year to year such as board composition, membership and conference attendance figures, and a standard checklist for future secretaries to ensure that a complete set of documents is archived each year. As I pass the archive on to the next Secretary, my hope is that it will provide a window to our past, help keep us focused on long-term organizational goals as board members come and go, and assist us in making data-based decisions as we continue into our second decade of existence.

My nearly 24 years’ experience working in higher education includes learning center leadership, tutoring, immersion programs, classroom and laboratory instruction, prior learning assessment, and degree program planning. I am currently the Director of the Student Academic Consulting Center & Immersion Programs at Baruch College. I hold a master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, an executive certificate in Educational Research, and Level Three Learning Center Leadership Certification through NCLCA.

It is my pleasure and privilege to continue to serve with the group of dedicated, energetic, creative people that comprise the leadership of ATP.

ATP Secretary: Jill Strand
Jill is an Instructor in the Supportive Services Program at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. A long-time member of ATP, she has been Chair of the Publications Committee and has been newsletter editor for several years. In addition, she has assisted with editing Synergy

Position Descriptions (as outlined in the following ATP Bylaws)

The ATP President-Elect
The ATP President-Elect acts as presiding officer of ATP in the absence of the President. The primary responsibility of the President-Elect shall be to serve as the Conference Committee chairperson, leading the effort to plan and conduct the next annual conference. In that capacity, the President-Elect selects Conference Committee members and leads the committee. The President-Elect also works with the President in negotiations with the conference hotel.

The President-Elect shall:
  • Serve as Chair of Program Committee;
  • Select the keynote speaker appropriate to the conference theme, in collaboration with the Conference Committee and approval of the Executive Board;
  • Oversee the call for conference papers;
  • Select for presentation those papers consistent with the conference theme and mission of ATP, in collaboration with the Conference Committee;
  • Develop the conference program;
  • Provide all necessary information to meet the audio-visual and space needs of presenters;
  • Provide on-site coordination for the conference program;
  • Conduct all correspondence and communication relevant to the conference program; and
  • Design the conference brochure and any other written materials to be distributed at the conference in collaboration with the Conference Committee.

The ATP Treasurer

The ATP Treasurer shall:
  • Receive and record the receipts from the Membership Committee and Conference Committee (and any other committees that may generate revenue) to include income as well as expenditures as per the Finance Policies and Procedures;
  • Prepare quarterly financial reports and disseminate to the Executive Board;
  • Reconcile all accounts;
  • Make a financial report at each general and special meeting of the membership and of the Executive Board;
  • With input from the past Conference Chair, provide a financial report on the annual conference account at the summer Executive Board meeting;
  • Forward items of historical value to the Secretary; and
  • Help conduct negotiations with the conference hotel.

The ATP Secretary
The ATP Secretary shall be the official custodian of all documents belonging to the ATP and shall record, store and disseminate information from the board meetings, cross-referencing them for easy access when appropriate. The secretary shall keep various records of the organizationcomplete and up-to-date and:

  • Correspond on behalf of the Executive Board, including notifying all Executive Board members of the time and place of Executive Board meetings;
  • In conjunction with the President, prepare an annual report to be distributed to themembership at the annual meeting;
  • Submit news from the Executive Board to the Editor of the newsletter; and
  • Collect and archive items of historical value to the Association.
  • At each meeting/conference call, the Secretary will:
    1. Provide small office supplies, e.g. stapler, post-it notes, paper clips, extra pens, white-out, tape;
    2. Have on hand minutes of meetings from past year and attachments, if feasible. Historical records, by-laws, constitution, Policy and Procedures Manual should also be on hand; (Note: These must be at the board meetings held during the annual conference.)
    3. Record the minutes, using a reliable system (e.g. laptop computer, tape recorder, pen) and a backup system;
    4. Prepare draft minutes within two weeks and distribute via email to the other Executive
      Board members for editing. Using fax or e-mail is the quickest method of delivery;
    5. Prepare the final form of the minutes to be approved by motion and vote after collecting revisions;
    6. Prepare a list of attachments to the minutes. Label each attachment accordingly; include the number of pages, and after the minutes are approved, distribute as detailed below in #7; and
    7. Distribute the minutes and attachments.
  • After minutes have been approved, copies are distributed to:
    1. The secretary’s file
    2. Each board member
    3. The Newsletter editor