Iowa ASCD Agenda - July 23, 2015


Iowa ASCD Executive Board of Directors Meeting 

Thursday, July 23, 2015 

9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

with Continental Breakfast and Networking from 8:30 – 9:00 A.M.

Location:  Viterbo University - 4949 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA  50266 

Take Exit I-80 #125/University Avenue; go east about one block to the corner of 50th Street and University (McDonalds on the left and Sheraton Hotel on the right); turn right (south) onto 50th Street and go approximately two blocks where you will see Viterbo University on the left.  PLEASE PARK IN THE BACK OF THE UNIVERSITY.

Dress: Summer!  Comfortable!

RSVP:  Regrets only to Lou Howell at or 515.229.4781

Preparation for Meeting: 

  • Complete, if needed, any goal/event committee/team meetings no later than July 20, 2015.
  • Complete the action update(s) for events/opportunities for which you are the chair (e.g., 24/7 Books on Line, Advocacy, Curriculum Leadership Academy, Curriculum Leads; Fall Institute, Fall Academy, Membership and E-Learning, Emerging Leaders, On-Line Courses, Partnerships, Rotation Cycle for ASCD Conference, Summer Institute, Technology including Social Media and Website).

Directors:  Diane Campbell, Jason Ellingson, Katy Evenson, Lou Howell, Rita Martens, Becky Martin, Ottie Maxey, Leslie Moore, Sara Oswald, Susan Pecinovsky, Randy Peters, Elaine Smith-Bright, Kym Stein, Cindy Swanson, Veta Thode, Kevin Vidergar, Jeff Watson, Chris Welch, Jan Westerman-Beatty,  Amy Wichman, Amy Whittington, Sue Wood, Pam Zeigler

Unable to Attend:  Katy Evenson, Diane Campbell, Rita Martens, Ottie Maxey, Randy Peters, Cindy Swanson,

Focus on Our Group Norms:  Listen for Understanding, Speak to Be Truthfully Understood, Confront the Tough Challenges, Come Prepared, Have Fun, Start on Time and End on Time, Value Diversity, Honor Confidentiality


Networking:  8:30 – 9:00 A.M. Coffee and “goodies” available

I.  Welcome (9:00 A.M.) (President, Becky Martin)

  • Welcome by Executive Director Lou Howell and "Passing of the Gavel" to President Becky Martin (Lou Howell and Becky Martin)
  • Review of Agenda and Group Norms (Becky Martin, President)
  • Welcome Activity (Becky Martin, President)

II.  Business Meeting (9:30 A.M.)  (Becky Martin, President)

  • Approval of April Board Meeting Minutes (Leslie Moore)
  • Approval of Financial Update, including Budget Update for January 1 - June 30, 2015 and Reconciliation of June, 2015 (Jeff Watson)
  • Approval of new/re-elected/appointed Board Members of Iowa ASCD (Lou Howell)
    • Elaine-Smith Bright - Director of Advocacy (Replaces Pam Vogel, who moved to Connecticut)
    • Katy Evenson - Director of Members and Large
    • Sara Oswald - Director of Members and Large
    • Becky Martin - President and Co-chair of Summer Institute
    • Kevin Vidergar - Past-President
    • Pam Zeigler - President-Elect
    • Randy Peters - Director representing Regent Universities (Replaces Elaine Smith-Bright, who has retired from Drake University)
    • Amy Whittington - Fall Institute (replaces interim Lou Howell)
  • Discussion and Possible Approval of the following:  (Lou Howell)
  • Conflict of Interest - Sign and Share with Lou Howell (Lou Howell)

III.  Current Reality - Building a Common Understanding of Where We Are with the Strategic Plan (10:30 A.M. with breaks and lunch) (Becky Martin, President)

Intended Outcomes of III and IV:

  • Review the alignment of current state and strategic plan
  • Refine/Refresh Iowa ASCD Mission, Vision, Beliefs, and Actions
  • Begin the work that will result in an updated strategic plan

Tool:  You may access the Strategic Plan (2013 - 2016) here.

Strategic Plan Updates by Board Members

 IV.  Building the Future (President, Becky Martin)

V.    The Challenge (3:30 P.M.) (President, Becky Martin)

VI.   Adjournment (3:55 P.M.)  (President, Becky Martin)

Agenda Items for September 21 Board Meeting

  • Approval of Minutes
  • Approval of Finance Report
  • Biennial Plan
  • Rotation Cycle for ASCD Conference
  • Affiliate Aware Applicaton
  • Influence Grant
  • Other