Academies Committee


The Academies Committee plans and implements the academies.


The committee has no expressed or implied power or authority.


  • The board shall appoint the chair and members of the committee.
  • The president shall appoint one director as the board liaison. The board liaison is a non-voting member of the committee.
  • The operations director shall serve as staff to the committee.
  • The committee may include non-director persons whose experience may assist the committee in the performance of its duties.

Current members

  • Gail Martineau, chair
  • Jackie Vetrano, board liaison
  • Sara Clark, operations director
  • Matt Herzberger, Leadership Academy program co-chair
  • Joel Vertin, Leadership Academy program co-chair
  • Natalie Brown Allen, sponsorship coordinator
  • Rebecka Hall, marketing coordinator

2023 goals

  • Yield total registration of at least 20 and no more than 35 attendees
  • Yield profit to the Association of at least 10% of net income from each Academy
  • Yield at least $5,000 from sponsors
  • Keep prices for live Academies affordable (no more than $400 per attendee)
  • Develop reusable content that is owned by the Association
  • Develop and implement learning goals for each Academy and each associated credential.
  • Develop uniform, well-branded content delivery formatting


  • Develops each academy’s curriculum to meet community needs.
  • Coordinates presenters and moderators, from invitation to post-event followup.
  • Coordinates with Safety, Diversity and Inclusion Committee to ensure that the Academies, presenters and materials are inclusive and representative of the higher education community.
  • Promotes and markets each academy in coordination with the association’s Marketing and Communications Committee.
  • Manages registrations and supports attendees.
  • Evaluates progress and issues credentials to qualified attendees.
  • Plans and implements academy alumni events, such as the reception at the Annual Conference, in coordination with the Association’s operations director.
  • Evaluates and selects location for all Academy-related functions in coordination with the Association’s operations director.
  • Coordinates with venues and vendors on academy needs, as needed, in coordination with the Association’s operations director.
  • Develops and maintains academy website content and code.
  • Facilitates overall and session evaluations and synthesizes feedback for future planning.
  • Solicits and supports sponsors in coordination with the association’s sponsorship committee.
  • Manages the budget of the academies to achieve a 10% net profit.


  • Meets no fewer than 10 times per year, at the call of the chair of the committee/subcommittee.
  • Maintains minutes of all meetings.
  • Manages email inboxes for the events.
  • Reviews this charter annually and recommends changes to the board of directors.
  • Follows association policies and procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains documentation about committee roles and procedures, including how this committee collaborates with others.
  • Communicates and collaborates with other committees and board of directors to accomplish association goals.
  • Provides quarterly updates to the board of directors.
  • Works within the overall events model.
  • Recommends annual goals to the board for approval and submits an assessment after each event.