The Technology Knowledge Community (Technology KC or TKC) National Leadership Team consists of the following positions
- Emerging Media Coordinator
- Community Fair Coordinator
- Disability Liaison
- Newsletter Coordinator
- Communications Coordinator
- Regional Representatives
In accordance with the NASPA Knowledge Communities (KCs) spirit, each position is intended to be a “Gateway to the Profession and Connection to the Association.” We encourage all levels of student affairs staff with an interest in technology to join the KC and consider a leadership position.
Types of Positions
The Chair is elected by the KC membership to serve a three year term, one year of which is a transition year, as a Chair-Elect. The Chair recruits and build a diverse leadership team and organize all activities for the KC in an effort to achieve established goals. They make revisions to the KC mission and goals as necessary. The Chair recruits individuals to serve as members of the KC leadership and, with the entire leadership team, identify compelling topics, issues, or challenges facing Student Affairs practitioners relating to technology.
Each region has a Regional Representative who is appointed by their respective Regional Director along with the Regional Knowledge Community Coordinator. Each Regional Representative serves to work within and meet the specific needs and circumstances of the region. The Regional Representatives are empowered to work autonomously within their region as long as they remain within the guidelines of the national knowledge community’s directive.
The Regional Representative reports to both their Regional Knowledge Community Coordinator and, under certain circumstances, Regional Director. Additionally, the Regional Representative reports to the National Chair of the Knowledge Community and/or the Coordinator for Communication.
Coordinators are appointed by and report directly to the National Chair. Each Coordinator works to address a given area or topic within the broader scope of technology and Student Affairs. Additionally, each Coordinator works closely with and helps supervise any Regional Coordinator that may be appointed by a Regional Representative.
Technology and Disability overlap in terms of policy as well as practice. From the purchase of IT products and services to the development of online environments, there need to be clear accessibility standards. Hot topics include web accessibility, distance education design, adaptive computing, etc. The Disability KC Liaison facilitates communications between the two KCs, looking for areas of overlap and potential collaboration.