20. Sheri Stice of the Certification Committee reported that the NIAAA completed its first full year of electronic testing and that there was a passing rate of 97.3%. 300 people took the CAA Exam this year; 35 completed it at the National Conference. 200 people participated in the highly successful Talkin’ and Tradin’ program and had access to discussion about six topics. Ed Lockwood has been working on the alternative CMAA route, and piloting has taken place.
21. Scott Drabczyk of the Hall of Fame Committee reported that the group has examined candidates for the 2018 class. The committee has two recommendations: a. POP Manual revision to include an extenuating circumstances clause – people who “cannot retire” b. Display or traveling Hall of Fame available at state conferences (Digital board or static board) 22. Annette Scogin of the Resolutions Committee reported that the group has been screening resolutions passed by the original committee and looking to adopt some of them in whole or in an adapted form. The group would like to conduct a survey of three questions to get information from membership about current resolution topics.
23. Todd Gilkey of the Endowment Committee reported that the golf tournament (136 participants) and the Fun Run (45 participants) were successful events. The group also made money by selling Endowment pins.
24. Jim Watkins of the Professional Development group reported that 1512 people sat for Leadership Training Courses at the National Conference. 48 classes were offered by a total of 125 instructors. 75 people assisted as facilitators. Jim reported that the A/V staff at the Phoenix Convention Center were exemplary. He also noted that instructors need to have access to a number of tools (remote clickers, dry erase markers, post-it notes, extra batteries) to assist them in their teaching. Jim also offered an update of the following Professional Development activities: a. Potential of three new courses in development b. Tentative course review plans have been discussed. i. February: 608, 625, 790 ii. July: 624, 709, 724 c. A request to have Holly Farnese and Amy Molina return to Indianapolis to complete work on 700 and 701 d. Looking at having courses written by athletic administrators – looking for Mike and Phil to reach out to Brad Rumble on this issue and have group come in to work on it
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