Commission & Interest Group Division Information
COMMISSIONS AND INTEREST GROUPS
commission or interest group may wish to change its name at some
point, usually due to a change of focus or purpose for the unit.
The following procedures must be followed for such a unit name change.
- Unit Chair writes a short rationale (one or two paragraphs) for
the name change and e-mails it first to the CIG Division Reps
and the Division Liaison in the Executive Office.
- The name
change proposal will then be e-mailed to all members of that particular
commission or interest group by the Executive Office before the
annual conference. This e-mail message will provide the rationale
for the name change, inform these members that the name change
will be discussed at the unit’s annual meeting held at the annual
conference, and will request feedback on this name change to be
submitted to the Chair prior to the conference. This message will
provide an opportunity for all unit members to participate in
the name change process and not just those attending the annual
conference or those subscribed to the unit's list serve.
- The CIG
Division Reps will add the name change request as an agenda item
for the CIG Division meeting for discussion and feedback from
the division representation.
- The name
change will then be discussed at the unit’s annual meeting. A
decision is made at the commission or interest group meeting whether
to put the name change up for a vote by its members. The initial
proposal might be reworked after the CIGD meeting and/or the unit’s
- The proposed
name change is brought to the Council for discussion, and then
forwarded to the Board of Directors for informational purposes.
The primary purpose for this step in the process is to ensure
that the name change is appropriate and does not overlap with,
impose upon, or have implications for any other unit within NACADA.
- An electronic
vote by all current unit members will be conducted after the fall
- If the vote
results in approval of the name change, this proposal will become
an agenda item at the mid-year meeting of the Council, and forwarded
to the Board of Directors for informational purposes. It is possible
that this issue could be put on the agenda of a teleconference
meeting before then.
- After receiving
approval by the Council and being forwarded as an informational
item to the Board of Directors, the NACADA Executive Office will
proceed with implementation of the name change, which includes
updating applicable web pages, leadership lists, membership forms,
brochures, etc., and sending an e-mail to all members of this
unit to inform them of the official name change.