The Communications Committee will work to keep ELSA members updated and connected. Committee members maintain the ELSA website, listserve and social networking sites. They will also work to create partnerships and foster ongoing communication between ELSA and other professional groups on campus, such as UCUAADA and UCAAMP
Members: Fran Larkin, Center for Community Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org; Samantha Foltz, UC Parents Association, Samantha.email@example.com
The Mentoring Committee provides ELSA members a variety of mentoring and campus orientation opportunities. We organize an initial mentoring program for incoming staff members, matching new staff to current ELSA members. We are also developing a new hire orientation program. For current ESLA members, we coordinate informal mentoring relationships with more established professionals in the field, thus helping emerging leaders to imagine and prepare for new leadership roles on campus.
Members: Leah Howell, Student Activities and Leadership Development, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ericka Harrison, Judicial Affairs, email@example.com; Ewaniki Moore-Hawkins, African American Cultural and Research Center, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Networking Committee will support the enhancement of relationships among ELSA members through regular Membership Meetings and informal social gatherings. Membership Meetings will be held monthly during the school year to provide opportunities for communication and updates among staff and offices on campus. Social gatherings may include happy hours, UC sporting events, or other activities on or near campus for those interested in participating.
Members: Heidi Pettyjohn, Testing Services, email@example.com; Rebecca Hammond, Resident Education and Development, Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org; Katherine Vance, Disability Services Office, email@example.com; Kwele Ross, AACRC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Committee
The professional development committee promotes research-based practices and rigorous assessment in our offices. We oversee ELSA’s Professional Practice Colloquiums, which allow UC staff members to present on the nexus of educational research and professional practices within their office or unit. We also offer less formalized professional development opportunities such as promoting educational forums, conferences, or webinars to our members.
Members: Lauren Clark, Learning Assistance Center email@example.com; Sarah Strouse, Arts and Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org