main function of the Student Representative to the ASLA Board of Trustees is to
serve as liaison between landscape architecture students, ASLA student chapters
and the leadership of the Society - voicing the opinions and suggestions of
students to the Board and reporting back to students any Board actions that may
affect student concerns. The newly elected Student Representative will be
invited to participate in ASLA Advocacy Day, April 25 and the Mid-Year Board of
Trustees meeting April 26-27, after which he or she will take office as Student
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Student Representative is expected to:
- Report to the Board at the mid-year meeting and the annual meeting on any issues of concern or interest to students;
- Chair a meeting of student chapter presidents during LABASH;
- Serve as an administrator to the LA Students Facebook page (post and reply to messages);
- Establish and maintain contact with ASLA student chapters; and,
- Serve as an ex officio member of the ASLA Emerging Professionals Committee and Landscape Architecture Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee.
ASSISTANCE/SUPPORT PROVIDED TO STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
To aid the Student Representative in carrying out his/her duties, ASLA National provides administrative and financial support as follows:
- Round-trip coach transportation and housing to the 2013 and 2014 Mid-Year Board of Trustees meetings in Washington, DC;
- Round trip coach transportation to the 2013 Board of Trustees and Annual Meeting in Boston, MA; registration and room for the annual meeting; and
- Round trip coach transportation and housing to the 2014 LABASH conference (hosted by University of Wisconsin).
Administrative support includes website maintenance, and emails to ASLA student chapters and communities of interest.
ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS OF NOMINEES
Each ASLA student chapter is allowed to nominate ONE individual. While each chapter may determine its own procedures for selecting a nominee, any candidate for the position must meet the following qualifications:
- Nominees must be a Student member of ASLA and a member of their ASLA student chapter
- Nominees must have one full school year remaining, have demonstrated interest in ASLA, and should have a record of participation in ASLA-related activities.
- Nominees must be able to bring student issues into focus for the ASLA leadership. If elected they should expect to spend at least five hours per week working on ASLA-related matters.
- Nominees should have a proven record of experience in organization and leadership.