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Academic representatives enhance our organization by specifically promoting NBGSA within their academic disciplines.  Each Academic Representative enhances membership development, encourages organizational commitment, and contributes to the prestige of our scholarly publications by working closely in collaboration with Alumni Representatives, Regional Representatives, and the Vice President of Administration.  Each year, we fill 20 positions i.e. two Academic Representatives per academic division.  

Applications are being accepted for the 2013-2014 academic year.

There are 10 NBGSA academic divisions:

  1. Business: Accounting, Hospitality/Tourism, Marketing, MBA, and Organizational Behavior
  2. Education: Curriculum Design, Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Higher Education, Literacy & Reading, and Teaching
  3. Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering
  4. Fine Arts: Architecture, Film, Music, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, and Theatre
  5. Health & Medical: Dentistry; Dietetic, Occupational, Physical, Recreational, Respiratory, and Speech Therapy; Kinesiology; Medicine; Nursing; Public Health; and Veterinary Science
  6. Humanities: English, Foreign Languages, Literature, Philosophy, and Religion
  7. Law
  8. Science: Biological Science, Chemistry, Geoscience, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics
  9. Social Science: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology
  10. Other

Responsibilities for Academic Representative

*Academic Representative must be dues paid NBGSA Member.

1. Assist the designated Regional Representative(s) with recruiting and distributing information about NBGSA within the represented Region.
2. Encourage academic division members in your region to attend discipline-related regional/national meetings.
3. Relay discipline-related concerns to the NBGSA leadership via your designated Regional Representative.
4. Support the Regional Representative(s) with the planning of the Regional Conference.
5. Assist with the peer review of discipline related articles for Call and Response: The Scholarly Journal of the National Black Graduate Student Association.

Academic Representatives are non-constitutionally designated positions, which enhance discipline-related membership development and encourage organizational commitment by establishing important leadership opportunities.

The period of service for Academic Representatives will end on March 6, 2013. 

For more information, contact the Vice President for Membership at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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