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Appalachian Studies Association Handbook

Table of Contents

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Mission Statement

History of the ASA Handbook

Using the Handbook

Important Web Links
Resolutions/Letters of Protest/Memos/Et Cetera:

Mattea Letter (2014)

Petition: Radford University APP Center (2013)

ASA President’s Message to RU (2013)

Untitled Resolution (2012)

Don West Homeplace Letter of Support (2011)

KCTCS Tenure Resolution (2009)

Radford University Resolution (2008)

Memorandum of Understanding: ASA and ARC (2009)

CBS Letter of Protest (2003)

Mountain Top Removal Resolution (1999)

Resolution in Support of ARC’s Use of Funds (1979)


Association Structure

ASA Steering Committee




Responsibilities and Deadlines:

Elected Officers/Committee Chairs/Et Cetera:

President

Vice President/President Elect/Conference Chair

Secretary

Treasurer

At-Large Steering Committee Members

Conference Chair/Past President

Vice Program/Program Chairperson Elect

Program Chairperson

Past Program Chairperson




Appointed Officers/Committee Chairs/Et Cetera:

Executive Director

Office Manager


  • Office Staff

Liaison Officer

Appalink Editor



JAS Editor

  • JAS Staff

Historian/Archivist

Education Committee Chairperson


Silent Auction Committee Chairperson

Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chair

Communications Committee Chairperson


  • Communications Committee

  • Website Manager

Scholarship Committee Chairperson

  • Scholarship Committee

Finance and Development Committee Chairperson

  • Finance and Development Committee

Membership Committee Chairperson



  • Membership Committee

Awards Committee Chairperson



  • Awards Subcommittees



Ad Hoc Committees:

Young Appalachian Leaders and Learners (Y’ALL)

ASA – Black Belt Committee

International Connections Committee




Conference Committees (Elected/Non-Steering Committee Members)

Program Committee (Elected/Non-Steering)




Appendices:

  1. Association Information & Hints

A- 1. Suggested List of Archival Materials

A- 2. Updating Bylaws and Minutes

A-3. Committee Descriptions


  1. Conference Information & Hints

B - 1. Preliminary Program Responsibilities

B - 2. Final Program Responsibilities

B - 3. Preliminary Call Sample

B - 4. Local Arrangements Chair Job Description

B - 5. Hints & Info for Local Arrangements Chair

B - 6. Informational Letter to Exhibitors Sample

B - 7. Conference Hints

B - 8. On-Site Tech Support Hints

B - 9. Program Committee Plan of Work

B - 10. Accepted Proposal Letter Sample

B - 11. Rejected Proposal Letter Sample

B- 12. Conference Budget Template

B-12.1. Budget Guidelines

B-12.2. Conference Comparison

B- 13. Saturday Lunch and Business Meeting Agenda Sample

B- 14. Friday Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony Agenda Sample



B- 15. Sample Sunday Brunch Agenda

B- 16. Sample Entertainment Schedule

B-17: Volunteers

B-18: Tours

B-19. Sample Howard Dorgan Silent Auction Donation Request

B-20. Conference Planning FAQ’s



  1. Fundraising & Grants Sample Letters

C - 1. ARC Grant Request Letter Sample

C - 3. Fundraising Letter to Universities & Colleges Sample

C - 4. Fundraising Letter Local Government Sample

C - 5. Fundraising Letter Foundations Sample

C - 6. Fundraising Letter to Governor Sample

C- 7. Letter to ASA Leadership Requesting Help Soliciting Conference Support



  1. Miscellaneous

D-1. Awards Descriptions

D-2. Office Manager Duties and Responsibilities

D-3. Marshall Digital Scholar

D-4. Sample Retreat Agenda

D-7. ASA NEEDS YOU!

D-8. Sample Treasure’s Report



D-9. Conference & Association Deadlines






Appalachian Studies Association Mission Statement
The mission of the Appalachian Studies Association is to promote and engage dialogue, research, scholarship, education, creative expression, and action among scholars, educators, practitioners, grassroots activists, students, individuals, groups and institutions. Our mission is driven by our commitment to foster quality of life, democratic participation and appreciation of Appalachian experiences regionally, nationally and internationally.
Revised July 2014:
The mission of the Appalachian Studies Association is to promote and engage dialogue, research, scholarship, education, creative expression, and action among a diverse and inclusive group of scholars, educators, practitioners, grassroots activists, students, individuals, groups and institutions. Our mission is driven by our commitment to foster quality of life, democratic participation and appreciation of Appalachian experiences regionally, nationally and internationally.


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