DAC Division Leader Update - Denver; Best Practices
It is very commendable to facilitate the sharing of best practices between divisions.
In a recent discussion with members of another Local Section there was a side discussion on the challenges of increasing / maintaining division membership. Among mentioned suggestions:
In registering for national meetings, members would be presented with a list of their division memberships and would choose one or two of their division memberships (four letter abbreviations) to have indicated on their name badge, e.g. right and left bottom edges. This would make it more obvious which ACS members are supporting the divisions in which they participate by being a member.
That division program chairs may which to consider the division membership status of presenters in accepting and scheduling presentations. For example, those who are not division members may find it more likely that they are scheduled for Thursday session. Not sure if MAPS could be changed to indicate the division membership status of presenters to make that an easier status to consider in presentation acceptance / scheduling?
That all ACS members should be required to be a member of at least one division. The cost of that first division would be included in base dues amount. Each member would simply need to choose what their primary division would be.
Not sure that these suggestions are original but pass them along consideration of others.
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