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Angela McCutcheon, Director of ETD Graduate College Ohio University May 26, 2009.

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1 Angela McCutcheon, Director of ETD Graduate College Ohio University May 26, 2009

2 Conducted a statewide Ohio ETD survey of policies, procedures, and practices Association seeking to address Creating a Web site Association creation details Selecting Board Members

3 Surveyed in person or by phone Collected information to determine best practices results-for-conference results-for-conference Located those most interested in a statewide network (these individuals became our first Board Members) Survey results were immediately beneficial to all universities in Ohio and outside Ohio

4 Issues important to the ETD community Increase ETD knowledge of its members Provide information on how to increase productivity through the sharing of best- practices Provide networking and learning opportunities Advance the ETD professional role Establish standards Promote ETD open access, and more.

5 Networking Opportunities: Assist new ETD universities, share training materials, flyers and brochure. Assistance with problem solving, filing practices, and developing new procedures. Conferences: meets annually, discuss current ETD trends, and share best practices Awards: ETD Professional Awards: Leadership and Service ETD Student Awards: Innovation and Scholarship

6 Find willing person/university to host Works best if anyone can edit the site Central site for information regarding the association Maintain members, conference, board members, contact information, etc.

7 Take a look at other similar associations and sites Find a host university/person to handle funds Keep it simple Small board Limit committees Split activities up between members

8 Use individuals who are most interested in creating an association Split tasks among board members Find someone with conference planning experience if possible Take turns donating a lunch, a room, etc. to benefit association until it is well- established

9 Thank you for your participation!


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