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					State Organizations:
    an overview

 State Organization
 Leader Orientation

  October 16-17, 2010
WELCOME TO SOLO
     2010
                   SOLO Objectives
         • To provide State Organization leaders with:
• a greater understanding of the purpose, structure and functions of
ACT’s State Organizations
• an introduction to the resources that support the work of State
Organizations
• an overview of the ACT Organization and its programs and services
• an opportunity to interact with members of ACT’s National Office staff
• an opportunity to network and discuss issues with leaders in other State
Organizations
Well, here’s another fine mess
   you’ve gotten me into!
People Can Be Divided Into Three
Groups




 Those who make things
  happen
Great spirits
have always
encountered violent
opposition from
mediocre minds.




       Albert Einstein
People Can Be Divided Into Three
Groups
               Those who
               watch
               things happen
People Can Be
Divided Into Three
Groups




Those who
 wonder
 what happened
      Hacken’s Law

The belief that understanding
alone will stir an organization
to action is one of mankind’s
      greatest illusions
     ACT’s Mission


Helping people achieve
education and workplace
       success
The State Organization


 A community of educators
  Helping people achieve
  education and workplace
          success
    ACT Values Statement
      Excellence in all aspects of our work
Mutual respect, fairness, and visionary leadership
          Diversity in people and ideas
       Individual growth and development
  Courteous, responsive, ethical relations with
             clients and colleagues
   Conscientious citizenship and constructive
            engagement in civic life
      Partnerships with other organizations
1959
First Headquarters
       1960
Changes since 1959

Dramatic growth in assessments
 and related programs
Changes since 1959

Dramatic growth in assessments
 and related programs
Dramatic growth in educational
 constituencies and client groups
Dramatic growth internationally
 ACT Education Solutions:    Sydney
 ACT Business Solutions:     Madrid
 International Leadership:   Iowa City
2002 - New Corporate Structure

• Revised governance structure consisted of a
  14-member Board of Directors
Board of Directors
                     Mark D. Musick, Chairman of the
                     Board, President Emeritus, Southern
                     Regional Education Board and Chair of
                     Excellence, East Tennessee State University
                     and James H. Quillen Chair of Excellence,
                     East Tennessee State University
                     Dixie L. Axley, Vice President,
                     Learning and Development (Retired), State
                     Farm Insurance Companies
                     James E. Bostic, Jr.,
                     Managing Director, HEP and Associates and
                     Partner, Coleman Lew & Associates
                     Sarita E. Brown, President,
                     Excelencia in Education
                     Carl A. Cohn, Clinical Professor of
                     Urban School Leadership, Claremont
                     Graduate University
                     D. Robert Graham, Former
                     U.S. Senator, State of Florida
                     Karen A. Holbrook, Vice
                     President for Research and Innovation,
                     University of South Florida, Tampa
                     Roberts T. Jones, President,
                     Education and Workforce Policy, LLC
                     Charles B. Reed, Chancellor,
                     The California State University
                     Richard W. Riley, Former
                     Secretary of Education and Senior Partner,
                     Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
                     J. Theodore Sanders,
                     Chancellor, Ellis University
                     Belle S. Wheelan, President,
                     Commission on Colleges, Southern
                     Association of Colleges and Schools
2002 - New Corporate Structure

• Revised governance structure consisted of a
  14-member Board of Directors
• Formed two divisions: Education and
  Workforce Development
ACT Governance and Advising Structure
                       BOARD OF
                       DIRECTORS


                   CHIEF EXECUTIVE
                       OFFICER


 PRESIDENT/COO                        PRESIDENT/COO
                 PRESIDENT/COO
   EDUCATION     INTERNATIONAL
                                       WORKFORCE
                                      DEVELOPMENT




                        STATE
                     ORGANIZATIONS




                    AD-HOC ADVISORY
                        GROUPS
What Had Not Changed….

State organizations
  Composition
    • Postsecondary - admissions
  Structure
    • Inconsistent across states
  Engagement
    • ‘One meeting a year’
  Continuity
    • One or two long-term leaders
2002 - New Corporate Structure

• Revised governance structure consisted of a
  14-member Board of Directors
• Formed two divisions: Education and
  Workforce Development
• State Organizations task force charged to
  develop recommendations that
  • Strengthened State Organizations
  • Recognized the historical importance of roles
    played by State Representatives
  • Enhanced their impact on ACT’s work
2004 – Task Force Recommendations

 • Develop common statement of purpose
 • Develop common organizational structure
 • Upgrade State Representative role
 • Implement an annual plan of work
 • Conduct leadership development
 • Minimize the number of already constituted
   states
 • Increase the number of State Organizations
 • Establish the Office of State Organizations
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
  Common Statement of Purpose


To support and promote informed
decision-making by:
1) individuals engaged in education and
career planning, preparation for further
education and work, and lifelong learning;
and
2) parties who are making or influencing
decisions by those individuals.
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
Implement a common organization model
Organization/Structure

INVOLVEMENT
                            State Organization
• Statewide institutional
representation

• Identifying and
soliciting members
from qualifying
institutions and
organizations
Organization/Structure

DIRECTION                  State Organization

• Size of the Council          Council
(generally 9-20 members)

• Institutional and
  Organizational
  representation
Organization/Structure


LEADERSHIP               State Organization

• Chair-elect                 Council
• Chair
• Past Chair
• Secretary
• State Representative
                           Executive
                           Committee
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
Implement a common organization model
Expand the role of the State Representative
Organization/Structure
State Representative expectations:
• Serve as a voting member of the Executive Committee and the
  Council;
• Represent and reflect the views and interest of members of the
  State Organization;
• Facilitate communications between ACT staff in the regional and
  national office and the educational institutions, agencies, and
  organizations that comprise the State Organization;
• Report to the members on significant developments in ACT
  programs and services;
• Participate in the Annual Meeting of the ACT
  Corporation, State Council meetings and special meetings at the
  state, regional and national levels.
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
Implement a common organization model
Expand the role of the State Representative
Encourage the establishment of State
  Organizations in already constituted states
Already Constituted States


Alaska (University of Alaska)
Kentucky (Council on Postsecondary Education)
           November 2006
Nevada (Nevada System of Higher Education)
         September 2008
North Dakota (NDACRAO)
               May 2005
Oklahoma (State Regents for Higher Education)
West Virginia (WVACRAO)
               October 2005
Wyoming (University of Wyoming)
           April 2008
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
Implement a common organization model
Expand the role of the State Representative
Encourage the establishment of state
  organizations in already constituted states
Promote new state organizations (50 X 50)
 1992
 1980
 1970's
1960's
1959
1960
2003 – 2009




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                    03                  08
                                   08

                                    08

                              03

                         06




              ‘09
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
Implement a common organization model
Expand the role of the State Representative
Encourage the establishment of state
  organizations in already constituted states
Promote new state organizations (50 X 50)
Encourage statewide membership development
Organization/Structure
          Membership Development
              Council   St. Org.   Participation
              Members   Members     All Levels
EAST            247       1595         1842

MIDWEST         145       4641         4786

SOUTHWEST       59        1035         1094
WEST            220       1065         1285

 TOTALS      620/688 NA/8336 NA/9024
  ’07/’09

 2010 data entry - not complete
Organization/Structure

Develop a common purpose
Implement a common organization model
Expand the role of the State Representative
Encourage the establishment of state
  organizations in already constituted states
Promote new state organizations (50 X 50)
Encourage statewide membership development
Encourage leadership diversity
August 21, 1959
Organization/Structure
                   Council Diversity
            K-12        Four            Four         Two        Board/
                        Year            Year         Year      Agency/
                       Private         Public                   Assn.
Estimated     18           10            43               12     17
 % 2004*




       * From best available but incomplete information
Organization/Structure
                 Council Diversity

            K-12     Four     Four Year   Two    Board/
                     Year      Public     Year   Agency/
                    Private                       Assn.
Estimated   18        10         43       12       17
 % 2004*

 Total      26       11         28        15       20
% 2007
Organization/Structure
                    Council Diversity
              K-12     Four      Four    Two     Board/
                       Year      Year    Year   Agency/
                      Private   Public           Assn.
Estimated %    18       10        43      12      17
   2004*
   Total       26       11        28      15      20
  % 2007

 Total        30        12       21      17       19
% 2009

  2010 data entry - not complete
Organization/Structure
            Council Diversity
               Men     Women    Minority
                %        %         %
EAST           52%       48%      20%
MIDWEST        47%       53%      12%
SOUTHWEST      44%       56%      42%
WEST           44%       56%      9%

TOTAL          45%      55%      14%

 2010 data entry - not complete
Professional Development

State Organization Leader Orientation
  (SOLO)
Professional Development

State Organization Leader Orientation
  (SOLO)

State Organization Conferences
Conference Participation

             Number of     Number of
            Conferences   Participants

  2004-05       12        1700-1900
                           (Estimated)



  2008-09       25           5192


  2009-10       28           5010
Professional Development

State Organization Leader Orientation
  (SOLO)

State Organization Conferences

Stimulus Funding
Stimulus Funding

• Conference Stimulus
  • $4000 for first year State Organization
    Conferences
  • $2000 for second year of State Organization
    Conferences
  • Conference expected to break even in third year
• Strategic Initiatives Stimulus
  • One time grants of up to $5000 for projects
  • Must derive from State Organization
    strategic planning process
  Planning

Develop strategies that…

  • Serve member institution needs
  • Respond to pressing state educational issues
  • Align state interests and ACT interests
  • Foster the effective use of ACT programs and
    services
  • Foster, when appropriate, the advancement of
    ACT programs
Leadership Survey – Spring 2010

Items of agreement:
   • Communication among Executive
     Committee and Council members is timely
     and effective
   • The Leader Reader is useful
   • The Council is representative of
     educational constituencies
   • Responsibilities are clear
   • Council meetings are productive
Leadership Survey – Spring 2010

Items of agreement:
   • Council is actively seeking to expand
     membership in the Organization
   • Communication with staff is timely and
     effective
   • Staff liaison is responsive
   • Council routinely provided with updates
     on ACT programs
   • Individuals have a working knowledge of
     ACT programs
Leadership Survey – Spring 2010

AREAS TO ADDRESS:
  • Utility of the State Organization website
  • Greater emphasis on strategic planning
  • Increase depth of understanding of ACT
   programs and services
  • Build membership
        Agenda for full
engagement –            2011
         and beyond
 • Grow membership
 • Expand leader
   understanding of ACT
   programs and services
 • Build State Organization
   Advisory Network
 • Enhance the
   communication matrix
State Organizations:
    an overview

 State Organization
 Leader Orientation

  October 16-17, 2010

				
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