|The Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP) invites its members to review the statements, vitas, and job descriptions of the candidates for the ATP offices of President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer for the 2017-2018 term.|
2016-2017 ATP Elections Candidates
Candidate for 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 is Treasurer for ATP.
Candidate for ATP Treasurer: Michele Doney
After serving four years as ATP Secretary, this year I ask for your vote for the office of Treasurer. I have been an active member of ATP since 2007. In addition to my 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 would be my pleasure and privilege to continue to serve with the group of dedicated, energetic, creative people that comprise the leadership of ATP.
Candidate for 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 is currently 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:
The ATP Treasurer
The ATP Treasurer shall:
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: