Nebraska Art Teachers Association advocates for and advances art education in Nebraska to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding.
NATA Board Restructuring
July 2014-June 2015 Pilot
The NATA board recently embarked on a two-year journey reviewing the board structure. During the two years, the board studied other state structures, read research about restructuring, and had Dr. Deborah Reeve, NAEA Executive Director speak on restructuring at the Fall 2012 conference. Through this discussion, the board has approved to pilot for one year (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015) a restructure plan. This plan reduces the board from 32 to 9 voting members and allows for more flexibility and fluidity to address issues as they arise. According to the NATA Constitution, you as members will still be represented as stated in our current Constitution: representation through divisions, ESUs, and activities.
The new structure still has the 5 elected members of the executive committee (President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer). The divisions, ESUs, and activities will now be represented by four directors - Advocacy/PR, Community, Professional Learning, and Member Services. Each will have duties and be liaisons to the ex-officio division, ESU, and activity representatives. In addition, The ESUs will be represented by four ESU regional representatives with the state being divided by number of schools in each region.
The four directors and four ESU regional representatives will be selected by the executive committee through self-nomination.
Our hope is that this pilot will give the board direction as to whether this new structure plan meets the needs of the organization. In the next year, the board will spend time reviewing and discussing the success of the pilot and then move whether to continue the structure, modify the plan, or return to the former structure.
ANNOUNCEMENT TO MEMBERSHIP / NEW STRUCTURE CHART link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwtfrFdpTc1YV1NrYVJMUl9Gbmc/edit?usp=sharing
JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR NEW BOARD POSITIONS link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bDSDUEbKn0-RAdtKdFC_uBek3BdlJPUZdAURNtzS3Us/edit?usp=sharing
APPLICATION FOR NEW BOARD POSITIONS link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1O1wL7fkrIAr5KXHNuphZ_4pLst3sOSSOiiyvEXVlEc4/viewform?usp=send_form