Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Seeking Coordinator Positions!



The leadership team for the SCMM had productive meetings in Indianapolis and set some terrific goals for our year ahead. During those meetings, the leadership team has set forth on a mission to move away from a professional development model that emphasizes the five day convention to a more comprehensive 365-day professional development and engagement model. This is only fitting that we embark on this direction in the year of our 30th anniversary within ACPA.
In order to achieve this goal, we are in need of volunteers who would be willing to serve as Coordinators. Coordinator roles are one-year appointed leadership roles that support the Vice Chairs in their work. These are meant as professional development opportunities for individuals to become more directly involved in the work of the SCMM and benefit our group as well as the larger Association. In order to be a Coordinator you must be a current member of ACPA & will be renewing your membership for next year.
This post includes a description of all of the Coordinator roles; please review these descriptions closely. To apply for a Coordinator position or multiple positions, please click here. Applications are due Wednesday, April 30 by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.
In the next few months, we look forward to telling you about upcoming free webinars that will be available to all of our members as well as opportunities for you to connect and dialogue with colleagues through our interest clusters. We hope that you will be excited about the programs we are planning, and I look forward to having several of you partner with us in these available Coordinator roles to see these ideas come to fruition!
Thank you so much for your continued membership and support of the SCMM!



*To apply for a Coordinator position or multiple positions*, please click *here
 *Applications are due Wednesday, April 30 by 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time*.

ACPA Standing Committee on Men and Masculinities
2014-2015 Coordinator Position Descriptions

Coordinator for Scholarship Review
The SCMM Coordinator for Scholarship Review works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship reviewing submitted works to be considered for publication. This individual will review proposals and submissions, provide editing and feedback, as well as assess their value in addressing the needs of our constituents. The Coordinator will also help in the recruitment of colleagues to submit works for publication.
·         Work closely with the Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship
·         Review submitted works to be considered for publication
·         Help in the selection of submissions to be published
·         Communicate with submission writers regarding the progress of their work
·         Publicize written works to Committee and larger ACPA/Higher Education communities
·         Encourage authors to submit SCMM sponsored program proposals for ACPA 2015


Coordinator for Webinar Development
The SCMM Coordinator for Webinar Development works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship identifying, recruiting, and selecting scholarly presentations for the SCMM Webinar Series. This individual will research individuals who may provide quality presentations, conduct outreach with potential presenters, and coordinate logistics for webinar development. The Coordinator will also help in the promotion of the SCMM Webinar Series.
·         Work closely with the Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship
·         Research and identify scholar practitioners who can contribute to the SCMM Webinar Series
·         Conduct outreach and recruitment to secure presenters for the SCMM Webinar Series
·         Coordinate logistics with presenters for the development of webinar presentations
·         Publicize webinars to Committee and larger ACPA/Higher Education communities
·         Encourage presenters to submit SCMM sponsored program proposals for ACPA 2015


Coordinator for Sponsored Programs
The SCMM Coordinator for Sponsored Programs works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Convention Programs to recruit, review, and select sponsored programs for the annual ACPA convention.  The Coordinator will help in the recruitment of program reviewers from the ACPA SCMM membership and assist the Vice Chair in all aspects of programming for the annual convention, including sponsored programs, SCMM events, and other programs.
·         Collaborate with the Vice Chair for Research and Scholarship and the Vice Chair of Marketing and Communications to coordinate the marketing of the following:
o   Sponsored Programming Proposals
o   Sponsored Programming Closed Reviewers
o   Convention Programming Marketing
·         Implement planning to identify programing reviewers for the Sponsored Programming Proposals
·         Communicate with various programming chairs regarding sponsorship of programs
·         Work w/ Vice Chair on selection of sponsored programming for Convention. 
·         Work w/ Vice Chair to plan and implement Convention programming

Coordinator for SCMM Blog
The Coordinator for SCMM Blog works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications to provide oversight of the Blog (http://acpascmm.blogspot.com/). This individual will recruit bloggers, oversee the blog schedule, assist bloggers in editing, and post blogs. This Coordinator is an important position in helping us engage our membership in a 365 day engagement process.
·         Work closely with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications & the Coordinators for Twitter, Facebook/LinkedIn, & Graphic Design
·         Recruit bloggers
·         Coordinate the blog schedule
·         Assist bloggers in providing editorial insight
·         Share the blogging information to help engage members across multiple identities throughout the year
·         Assist in live-tweeting SCMM programs/events, as needed.
·         Provide regular analytic data to the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications
·         Participate in bi-weekly &/or monthly check in’s


Coordinator for Facebook and Linkedin
The SCMM Coordinator for Facebook and Linkedin works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications to provide oversight of these two social media platforms. This individual will provide direction for the strategic use, network growth, and use of these two sites. This Coordinator will also help to launch our Linkedin site. This Coordinator is an important position in helping us engage our membership in a 365 day engagement process.
·         Work closely with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications & the Coordinators for Blogging, Twitter, Graphic Design, & the SCMM Leadership Team
·         Develop Linkedin site
·         Help serve as a primary provider of resources and engagement via these social media sites
·         Help advertise the blog, publications, articles, engagement opportunities, etc. & help connect users to other SCMM Social Media outlets
·         Assist in live-tweeting SCMM programs/events, as needed.
·         Provide analytic data to the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications
·         Participate in bi-weekly &/or monthly check in’s


Coordinator for Twitter
The SCMM Coordinator for Twitter works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications to provide oversight of the SCMM Twitter Account. This individual will help engage perspective members, other ACPA/higher education organizations (committees, commissions, etc.) & help. This individual will play a crucial role in engaging members in opportunities, research, events, articles, etc. This Coordinator is an important position in helping us engage our membership in a 365 day engagement process.
·         Work closely with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications & the Coordinators for Blogging, Facebook/Linkedin, Graphic Design, & the SCMM Leadership Team
·         Engage Membership
·         Help serve as a primary provider of resources and engagement via Twitter
·         Help advertise the blog, publications, articles, engagement opportunities, etc. & help connect users to other SCMM Social Media outlets
·         Assist in live-tweeting SCMM programs/events, as needed.
·         Provide analytic data to the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications
·         Participate in bi-weekly &/or monthly check in’s


Coordinator for Marketing & Graphic Design
The SCMM Coordinator for Marketing & Graphic works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications. This individual will assist in the design, communication, and distribution of materials created for the SCMM to engage our membership in upcoming events, opportunities, research, conferences, etc. This Coordinator is an important position in helping us engage our membership in a 365 day engagement process. Skill in Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop, or other software is strongly desired.
·         Work closely with the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications & the Coordinators for Blogging, Facebook/Linkedin, Twitter, & the SCMM Leadership Team
·         Design fliers, communication materials, & additional means of advertising for ACPA SCMM that will be geared toward ACPA Members and other higher education community members
·         Work closely with other Coordinators and Vice Chairs to help create marketing materials for special events, including an annual convention schedule or internal publications.
·         Assist in the design of the annual SCMM pin, one of the group’s largest fundraisers
·         Assist in live-tweeting SCMM programs/events, as needed.
·         Provide analytic data to the Vice Chair for Marketing and Communications
·         Participate in bi-weekly &/or monthly check in’s

Coordinator for Fundraising & Sponsorship
The SCMM Coordinator for Fundraising & Sponsorship works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Special Projects. This individual will assist in the creation and implementation of fundraising activities on behalf of the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities. This Coordinator is an important position in helping us creating opportunities to engage our membership in a 365 day engagement process. A strong interest in fundraising and development work is necessary for this position.
·         Actively create opportunities for fundraising throughout the year in support of the SCMM
·         Pursue opportunities for sponsorship or grant-funding for the SCMM to help fund new projects and initiatives
·         Work closely with other Coordinators and Vice Chairs to help support work happening throughout the SCMM leadership team
·         Assist in the design of the annual SCMM pin, one of the group’s largest fundraisers, with the help of the Coordinator for Marketing & Graphic Design, and coordinate the sales of these projects.
·         Work to create partnerships, as appropriate per ACPA guidelines, for co-sponsors of our annual convention social and/or other programs, projects, and initiatives
·         Participate in bi-weekly &/or monthly check in’s


Coordinator for Membership Outreach
The SCMM Coordinator for Membership Outreach works in conjunction with the Vice Chair for Interest Clusters & Awards.  This individual will assist in the creation and implementation of membership outreach initiatives on behalf of the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities. This Coordinator is an important position in helping us creating opportunities to engage our membership in a 365 day engagement process.
·         Create avenues on educating ACPA members on how to affiliate with the SCMM
·         Pursue opportunities with other entity groups (e.g., Standing Committees, Commissions, State/International organizations) to promote the SCMM and the work happening within the group
·         Assist the Vice Chair for Interest Clusters & Awards in the marketing of the SCMM awards nominate process.
·         Work closely with other Coordinators and Vice Chairs to help support work happening throughout the SCMM leadership team to promote opportunities for engagement for our members
·         Assist with the creation, implementation, and maintenance of a database of volunteer opportunities associated with the SCMM to get members connected and engaged with the SCMM.
·         Help the Vice Chair for Interest Clusters and Awards as well as the chairs of the Interest Clusters with any specific projects or tasks, as needed.
·         Participate in bi-weekly &/or monthly check in’s

Monday, March 31, 2014

30 People in 30 Years Part 2

In his blog post last week, Daniel Tillapaugh, Ph.D. (@dtillapaugh) wrote about the great progress that the Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities has made over the past decade. We, the Standing Committee want to take this opportunity to recognize 30 individuals who have been nominated by their peers and colleagues for making a significant impact on our experience, organization, and the student affairs community. Below are a compilation of comments made out these great advocates and educators.

7) Chase Catalano - is deeply committed to advancing social justice around issues of gender and has been a leader in our field. Chase was the inaugural Scholar in Residence for the SCMM a number of years ago.  In assuming this role, Chase expanded the Standing Committee's conversations about gender beyond the body.  Through this, Chase was able to talk about masculinity about not being something attached to one's body, but as a discourse that shaped the lives and experiences of individuals who identified as men regardless of their bodies.  Chase's work with the SCMM, and dedication to the group afterward, has been a nice turn for the group, and I am happy to see his influence still showing up in what the group does now.  

8) Tracy Davis - Tracy is a past chair of the SCMM and has been a regular reason people discuss what brought them to the group.  Tracy also played a major role in the creation of the SCMM. Dr. Davis has been involved with ACPA SCMM for over 20 years, including service as Chair.  His scholarship regarding college male-identified students and their development is foundational to our field, even more so than luminaries such as Kimmel, Messner, and Brod since his focus has always connected to the scholarship and practice of Student Affairs.  His dissertation was about date-rape prevention from a critical gendered lens.  His groundbreaking article (Davis, T. (2002). Voices of gender role conflict: The social construction of college men's identity. Journal of College Student Development, 43 (4), 508-521.) has been instrumental in stimulating research about male students from a gendered framework.  Tracy's impact on the SCMM is immeasurable.  He has always remained a true ambassador to the SCMM by sheperding folks to the group and encouraging involvement.  The SCMM would certainly not be what it is today without his devotion and leadership.

9) Vern Klobassa - Vern has been a long-time member of the SCM/SCMM leadership team serving in three different Vice Chair roles (Vice Chair for Marketing & Communications, Vice Chair for Convention Programs, Vice Chair for Special Projects).  He has been a long-time advocate for the SCM and SCMM, and he has been a wonderful source of "organizational history" over the past few years.  His dedication to the SCM & SCMM has been extremely rewarding for all of us within the organization.

10) Frank Harris - Frank's scholarship, speaking, and practical work around men's development has been central to promoting the understanding of men and masculinities on campus. Dr. Harris has written several books/articles centered around college men and masculinities. He has served as a leader and mentor for rising scholars and practitioners alike. He has truly helped to propel our field forward in new and exciting ways! 

11) Harry Cannon - Harry Canon is one of the founders of the Standing Committee for Men.  He - along with Murray Scher - and other colleagues built a pro-feminist space for men working in higher education which was an important and somewhat controversial contribution to ACPA.  He provided a consciousness-raising space for men to engage in these important dialogues.  His impact on the standing committee has served as a truly transformative experience.

12) Murray Scher - Murray Scher is often cited along with Harry Canon as one of the founders of the Standing Committee on Men.  Collaboratively with their colleagues, they created the organization that is now the SCMM in an attempt to provide a pro-feminist space for men to engage with one another.  Their work - from a psychological background addressing men's issues - was important as a foundation for our current vision and work.  Dr. Scher's contributions 30 years ago were valuable to our current existence.

We will have more posts coming to recognize more great scholars and professionals over the coming weeks as we usher in our 30th year!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Reflecting on Our Past, Visioning Our Future: Celebrating 30 Years of Men & Masculinities Work in ACPA


Daniel Tillapaugh, Ph.D. @dtillapaugh
University of Maine
Chair, Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities

            In 2004, Harry Cannon, one of the founders of the then-Standing Committee for Men, wrote a lovely retrospective article of the SCM’s first 20 years.  The article – a brilliant history lesson on the founding of the SCM within ACPA’s organizational structure and other key aspects of the tensions between the feminist men’s movement with those within the men’s rights movement – provides a helpful reminder about the power of place.  Cannon (2004) writes:
The Standing Committee for Men has been ‘built into’ the institution that is ACPA.  The
            committee members not only find strength in each other, but have – over two decades –
            continued to make a difference in the lives of men on their home campuses. (p. 2)
A decade later, these sentiments still ring true.
              Over the past ten years, five chairs have led this organization and its work along with many dedicated and engaged directorate and leadership team members.  Matt Helm (2004-2006), Mike Strong (2006-2008), Paul Brown (2008-2010), Z Nicolazzo (2010-2012), and myself (2012-2016) have had the privilege of serving as chair of this organization, and even in a decade, the organization has continued to evolve.  The founders of the SCM were clearly supporting a pro-feminist perspective (Cannon, 2004), and that continues today.  Several years ago, the SCM’s leadership team reaffirmed the organization’s vision statement “to be a preeminent clearinghouse of information, knowledge, and professional development on issues related to men’s identity and development for all student affairs educators” (SCMM, n.d.).  We continue to aspire to this vision, and we are working proactively to reach this every day.
These past ten years have brought along new mile markers in our work to attain our vision statement.  In 2007, the inaugural Conference on College Men (CCM) was launched in collaboration with NASPA; the CCM has continued to be a biannual event with work already beginning for the next CCM in 2015.  In 2010, we saw the establishment of our Scholar-in-Residence program, which has provided opportunities for the dissemination of research and scholarship on college men and masculinities work by emerging scholars.  Throughout that time, we have been honored to have Chase Catalano (2010-2011), Dr. Brian D. Reed (2011-2013), and Dr. Brian McGowan (2013-2014) serve in this role, each with their research that provides an intersectional perspective of gender and other social identities.  Over the past few years, we have maintained a wonderful partnership with our colleagues in the NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community through three joint publications.  In 2012, we saw our name change officially from the Standing Committee for Men to the Standing Committee on Men and Masculinities with wide support of our members and the ACPA Governing Board, and the publication of an excellent publication on men and masculinities issues from a group of graduate students and new professionals.  2013 brought about increased opportunities for leadership involvement within the SCMM through Coordinator positions, one year appointed leadership roles.  Additionally, we launched our SCMM blog, which has continued to serve a vital role in the dissemination of knowledge for our members.  Personally, I was proud as both Chair and my role as a professor in the Higher Education program at the University of Maine to have the graduate students enrolled in my College Men & Masculinities course this Fall publish thoughtful and insightful blog posts here on the SCMM blog. 
This year brings a great deal of celebrating our past, present, and future.  We hope that you’ll continue to check out this space over the coming months to read the terrific insights of scholars and practitioners as well as some recognition of our 30 years of history.  Our social and awards ceremony at ACPA on Monday, March 31 from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown – Boston will serve as a formal time to have our members come together and honor this momentous occasion.  However, our celebrations will happen outside of convention as well.  We have plans for a new webinar series that will be free to our members which will be launched this Spring, and we have established a partnership with ACPA’s quarterly online publication, Developments, which will publish a series of articles relating to issues of intersectionality and college men and masculinities.  We look forward to all of these opportunities to connect with you around these important issues within our community.
What comes next?  We have so much potential for our collective work in this next decade ahead.  The Standing Committee on Men and Masculinities is lucky to have a membership that is passionate about the work that we do and who supports our collective work.  Whether it’s connecting with us via Facebook or Twitter, in open meetings at convention, or other avenues, we welcome your involvement, input, and insights.  As we look forward to our 40th anniversary in 2024, I hope that our collective work continues to be informed by excellent research and scholarship, outstanding practices that aim to help support our college men, and partnerships that can move our field forward.  Thank you for your engagement, involvement, and support.  I look forward to connecting with many of you who will be in attendance at Indy ’14. 

References
Cannon, H. (2004).  Back when…  Men on campus: Standing Committee on Men Newsletter. 
            Washington, D.C.: ACPA.
Standing Committee on Men & Masculinities (n.d.).  Vision Statement.  Retrieved from
            http://www.myacpa.org/scmm