ASHA News: Call for NSSLHA National Advisor, Executive Council Applications The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is accepting applications for 2015-2017 national advisor and for several positions on the 2014-2016 NSSLHA Executive Council. Information on all open positions is available at on.asha.org/nsslha-exec-council. The application deadline is March 1. The NSSLHA national advisor guides and advises the NSSLHA Executive ... ASHA News
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ASHA News: Call for NSSLHA National Advisor, Executive Council Applications
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ASHA News: Call for NSSLHA National Advisor, Executive Council Applications
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.19022014.60
The ASHA Leader, February 2014, Vol. 19, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.19022014.60
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association is accepting applications for 2015-2017 national advisor and for several positions on the 2014-2016 NSSLHA Executive Council. Information on all open positions is available at on.asha.org/nsslha-exec-council. The application deadline is March 1.
National advisor
The NSSLHA national advisor guides and advises the NSSLHA Executive Council on all administrative and program decisions. In addition, the NSSLHA national advisor is a member of the ASHA Board of Directors and the NSSLHA Board of Directors. The three-year term begins Jan. 1, 2015. The post includes an additional year as past national advisor on the NSSLHA Council to assist in the transition of the new advisor.
Candidates must be:
  • Passionate about working with students and developing the future of the professions.

  • Experienced as a NSSLHA chapter advisor or faculty advisor to students.

  • Available to devote a minimum of 15 hours per month (and time during the ASHA convention) on NSSLHA and ASHA business and activities.

  • Able to attend three mandatory NSSLHA council meetings (hotel, travel and appropriate expenses paid by NSSLHA).

  • Able to attend four mandatory ASHA board meetings (hotel, travel and appropriate expenses paid by ASHA).

Executive council
Membership on the executive council—the NSSLHA administrative governing board— provides students with a national leadership opportunity and the chance to shape the future of the professions.
The council comprises 10 regional councilors and one member-at-large; 10 delegates and one delegate-at-large; and four ASHA members who serve as consultants. Councilors are voting members; delegates have a supporting role and take over the councilor position should the councilor be unable to complete the term. The council meets in the spring and fall, with a required orientation session in the summer. All expenses to attend these meetings are covered by NSSLHA.
Students selected for a position on the council work on committees that establish policy and develop programs to carry out NSSLHA’s mission. Each committee has oversight of a national program: Student Advocacy Day, Communication Sciences and Disorders Career Awareness, Contemporary Issues in Communication Science and Disorders mentoring program, NSSLHA Day at the ASHA Convention, the NSSLHA grants program, NSSLHA Honors, “NSSLHA Loves,” and the NSSLHA scholarship. The council also oversees a $900,000 operating budget.
Five regions have two-year councilor and delegate positions open. Any student who lives in, attends or will attend an academic program in any of the regions listed below may apply:
  • Region 2: New York, Greece, Saudi Arabia, Israel

  • Region 5: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

  • Region 7: Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin

  • Region 8: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri

  • Region 10: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia

The at-large positions (one-year term) are also open. These positions represent traditionally underrepresented subpopulations of the NSSLHA membership, including males, audiology students, distance learners and nontraditional students.
Decisions will be announced in May for the councilors and delegates, whose terms begin July 1.
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