Step-by-step guidance on forming a new division or forum.
Guidelines for Establishing a Division
Guidelines for Establishing a Forum
What Division and Forum activities are geared toward students?
Student oriented activities vary by entity, but some examples include: sponsoring networking events bringing students and professionals together; sponsoring contests and awards for students; and providing seminars and webinars targeting students. Some entities have produced curricular or reference materials of particular value to students and YP’s.
With many student members added to our Division/Forum, what are the best ways to communicate with them?
It's best to try to get feedback on what your membership (including students) wants and to then use that.
Can I send a separate email to just student members of our Division/Forum?
Yes, you can email student members separately.
What are the typical Division/Forum activities that I can get more involved with?
Most Divisions and Forums have programming as a key area of involvement, so you might volunteer to organize or moderate a meeting session. Many are in need of judges for paper or poster competitions, or need to send representatives to Institute-wide events for roles like competition judging (like the Student Poster Competition at the National Student Conference, held at the start of the Annual Meeting).
Is there a way to know some other D/F activities that we can collaborate with?
Other than co-sponsorship, coordinating activities comes down to contacting the relevant chairs of the Division/Forum of interest and engaging in discussions from there.