Sunday, January 25, 2015
Posted by: Matt Varga
Resolutions, What's the big deal?
If you attended the 2014 Conference, you heard me reading several different resolutions for membership approval. There were several newer members who asked me about the significance and role of SACSA Resolutions for our membership.
Let's start with a definition. We may think we know what it means, but we'll go to the source. Merriam-Webster (www.m-w.com) provides the following definition related to our organization;
: the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc. : the act of resolving something
: an answer or solution to something
Now, if you remember all the different resolutions read, they probably sounded more like celebrations of members instead of resolving a conflict, right? Well, they were! As I’m sure you could tell being involved with SACSA means we LOVE celebrating our members. The connections and relationships we make through our work on behalf of SACSA is unique. Resolutions are a way of identifying what the challenge was, and acknowledging the people and the work they did to rise to that challenge.
For SACSA, I would add the following as an additional definition;
: the act of identifying the challenge and celebrating the people that rose to that challenge
Interested in helping me on the Resolution Committee? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda C. Jameison, SACSA Resolutions Chair
AVP for Student Support and Engagement, Tri-County Technical College