CRLA seeks a member who can serve as an Alternate Representative on the Council of Representatives of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Through CRLA publications and at CRLA events, this person will promote use of CAS standards and guidelines in learning assistance programs.

The term of office is three years and may be renewed.

REPRESENTATIVE ON THE COUNCIL OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COUNCIL FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF STANDARDS IN HIGHER EDUCATION (CAS)

Summary
Represents CRLA as an Alternate Representative on the Council of Representatives of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Through CRLA publications and at CRLA events, promotes use of CAS standards and guidelines in learning assistance programs.

The term of office is three years and may be renewed.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Current or lifetime membership in CRLA
  2. Preferred past president of CRLA
  3. Active involvement in CRLA for seven or more years
  4. Excellent organization and communication skills
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of standards, assessment, and evaluation

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Represent CRLA as an Alternate Representative on the Council of Representatives of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), together with the Representative for CRLA, and votes on behalf of CRLA in the absence of the Representative.
  2. In the absence of the Representative, attends the annual CAS Council of Representatives meeting(s), including the virtual meetings, participates in CAS Council of Representatives activities, including the work of various CAS committees to create new standards, revise standards, develop policy, and host research symposia, as a committee member or chair.
  3. Help draft a report to CRLA’s Board of Directors within 30 days after each meeting of the CAS Council, whether attended or not.
  4. With the Representative, submit articles to CRLA NewsNotes and post notices on the CRLA website linking CRLA members to information about the CAS standards and guidelines.
  5. With the Representative, submit proposals to present on CAS standards and guidelines at the annual CRLA conference and state, regional, chapter or SIG conferences, as appropriate.
  6. Promote the use of CAS standards and guidelines to evaluate and improve learning assistance programs in higher education.
  7. Promote research on the use of CAS standards and guidelines to evaluate and enhance learning assistance programs in higher education.
  8. With the Representative, recommend actions to be undertaken by the CRLA Board of Directors to promote and research the use of CAS standards and guidelines.
  9. Serve on a CAS committee, which includes CRLA members, to revise CAS standards and guidelines for learning assistance programs on the regular schedule of standards revisions and on an ongoing basis.

General Responsibilities of the Chair

  1. Attend annual conference (or notify President as soon as possible if unable to attend).
  2. With the CRLA CAS Representative, submit a projected budget to the Treasurer prior to December 15 annually.
  3. Maintain current membership in CRLA throughout term of office.
  4. Contact CRLA Board with any suggested changes to job description during term and update this job description at end of term.

Accepting this position allows CRLA to publish name, work e-mail, work address, and work telephone number.

(Revised October 2019)