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Student Advisory Council Positions

You must be an ASPRS Student Member to apply and you must be a student for the duration of your time on the Council (2 years).  

All specified term lengths are the minimums required for that specific position. Unless otherwise noted, each term begins on July 1 and ends on June 30th of the following year. 

Application Form for ASPRS Student Advisory Council Position (Adobe PDF 259Kb)

Chair (1 year)

•    Organizes the group and sets the course for the year (year round)
•    Plans phone conferences and facilitates communication between the Council members(1x per month – second Tuesday)
•    Leads a SAC meeting at both annual and fall conferences (2x per year)
•    Holds 2 open SAC general interest webinars (1 in January & 1 in June)
•    Communicates with the SAC Alumni Group (at least 2x per year – post conference)
•    Coordinates the Student Chapter of the Year Award submissions & judging (year round, given at annual conference)
•    Chairs the SAC Student Summer Education Assembly ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Board Meetings (2x per year – Fall & Annual conferences)
•    SAC representative on national ASPRS committees/task forces (as needed)
•    Attends the GeoLeague Challenge ad- hoc committee  (6 bimonthly meetings per year)

Deputy Chair (1 year, then moves up to Chair position)

•    Assists the Chair in preparation for becoming Chair the following year (year round)
•    Takes minutes of all online SAC meetings (1x per month)
•    Organizes the annual GeoLeague Challenge including coordination of topics, prizes, and judges. Provides assistance to participating teams during the contest. (1 event but year round planning)
•    Attends the SAC Student Summer Education Assembly ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings)
•    Chairs the GeoLeague Challenge ad- hoc committee  (6 bimonthly meetings per year)

Education and Professional Development Councilor (1 year)

Education and Professional Development Councilor (1 year)
•    Organizes and develops SAC educational track sessions for both the annual and fall conferences  (minimum 1 session for Fall & 2 sessions for  Annual)
•    Works with the National Workshop Coordinator and ASPRS Staff Liaison to determine webinars of interest to students (year round – bimonthly status updates to SAC)
•    Coordinates video recording of GeoLeague presentations for publication to YouTube (1x per year)
•    Utilizes student representatives on the various Divisions for assistance in promoting/cosponsoring SAC webinars (year round)
•    Chairs the SAC Education & Professional Development ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings per year)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Education and Professional Development Committee meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS GIS Division meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)

Deputy Education and Professional Development Councilor (1 year, then moves up to councilor position)

•    Assists the EPD Councilor in preparation for becoming EPD Councilor the following year (year round)
•    Helps organize the SAC educational track sessions at each of the conferences
•    Works with the Associate Member Liaison and the Sustaining Members Council to create opportunities for students to interact with professionals, including the Student and Employer Meet and Greet
•    Promotes certification programs and webinars, especially on Social Media
•    Attends the SAC Education & Professional Development ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings per year)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Education and Professional Development Committee meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Remote Sensing Applications Division meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)

Communications Councilor (1 year)

•    Updates the Signatures blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, & Twitter with geospatial student content (~8-12 postings per month up to as many as needed)
•    Provides status updates to the SAC on social media postings and traffic (quarterly)
•    Puts together the student page in PE&RS (1 update per year – beginning of term)
•    Works with student chapters to create their own webpages (annual email of availability, as needed)
•    Chairs the SAC Communications ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings per year)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Membership Committee meetings (4 quarterly teleconferences per year & both conferences)
•    SAC representative on the ASPRS Electronic Communications Committee meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)

Deputy Communications Councilor (1 year, then moves up to councilor position)

•    Assists the Communications Councilor  in preparation for becoming EPD Councilor the following year (year round)
•    Develops and maintains the ASPRS SAC website hosted by ASPRS (year round)
•    Attends the SAC Communications ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings per year)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Lidar Division meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)

Networking Councilor (1 year)

 •    Maintains the online Virtual Career Expo (bimonthly updates: ~15th of every even month (i.e. Feb 15, Apr 15, Jun 15, etc)
•    Liaison between SAC and the student chapters of ASPRS (outreach emails at beginning of each semester)
•    Liaison between SAC and the student members serving on the regional boards
•    Maintains the Student Chapter leadership database (year round)
•    Chairs the SAC Networking ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings per year)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Primary Data Acquisition Division meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)
•    SAC representative at the Sustaining Member Council meetings (Annual & Fall conferences)

 Deputy Networking Councilor (1 year, then moves up to councilor position)

•    Organizes networking events for each conference, including the Exhibit Hall Tour, Speed Networking, and fun evening social events during the conference (2x per year)
•    Liaison between SAC and the regional leadership of ASPRS (outreach emails at beginning of each semester)
•    Coordinates the ASPRS SAC Student Service project at the annual conference (i.e. Operation Sock Drop) (Annual conference)
•    Maintains the Student Chapter Handbook (year round)
•    Attends the SAC Networking ad-hoc committee (6 bimonthly meetings per year)
•    SAC representative at the Young Professional Council meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)
•    SAC representative at the ASPRS Photogrammetric Applications Division meetings (teleconferences & both conferences)

The other positions associated with the SAC:

Young Professionals Council Liaison (1 year)
The link between the SAC and the ASPRS Associate members

ASPRS Staff Liaison
The link between the SAC and ASPRS Headquarters

ASPRS Board Liaison
The link between the SAC and ASPRS Board

Expectations:

•    It is expected that all SAC members will attend the ASPRS Annual Meeting and hoped that they will attend the ASPRS Fall Conference.  Note that SAC members are always chosen as Student Assistants to help defray their conference costs, but that ASPRS is unable to pay for travel to conferences.  Travel costs are the sole responsibility of the SAC member.
•    It is expected that all SAC members will attend scheduled online meetings (solid internet connectivity) to discuss SAC business on a monthly basis.
•    It is expected that each SAC member will find a replacement if they are unable to attend a Division/Committee meeting that is under his/her responsibility
•    It is expected that each person in a SAC position will carry out their responsibilities to the fullest during their term on the Council.
•    It is expected that if a member of the SAC is unable to fulfill their responsibilities during their tenure on the Council that they will notify both the SAC Chair and the ASPRS Staff Liaison as soon as possible so a new appointment may be made.

 

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