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:
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.