Student Chapter

Officer’s Manual

African Views


Student Chapter

Officer’s Manual

Last amended 1/11/2011 Edited, Reviewed and Revised by Wale Idris Ajibade (Director of Strategy AV), 3/11 Reviewed and Revised by Kasandra Housley (Indiana State University), 3/30 Reviewed by Cherrelle Janecek (University Of Vienna) Reviewed by Nicole Johnson (Allegheny University), Reviewed by Alex Maxwell (Edinburgh University), Reviewed by Samantha Jagessar (Fordham University), Reviewed by Nikechi Madonna Agwu, PhD (President American Association of University Women)

Table of Contents


Introduction.. 4

What is an AV Student Chapter?. 4

Who can participate?. 4

What is the goal of the AV student chapter?. 4

AV Student Chapter Manual 4

Checklist of Things Student Chapters should do, and When. 4

Organization of Student Chapters. 5

What is a Student Chapter?. 5

Purpose of Student Chapters. 6

Bylaws of Student Chapters. 6

Relationship to AV Committees and Chapters. 6

Officers of Student Chapters. 7

Student Chapter Advisor. 7

Student Chapter Executive Director. 7

Student Chapter Executive Director-Elect. 8

Other Officers. 8

Finances of Student Chapters. 8

Purpose and aim(s) of the AV Student Chapter.. 9

Our Goals. 9

Mission Statement. 9

Programs and Activities of AV Student Chapters. 10

Information Exchange. 10

Communication. 10

Collaborative Framework. 11

Administration of Student Chapters. 11

Member Record System.. 11

Keeping the Chapter Director and Student Chapter Representative Informed. 12

APPENDIX A MODEL BYLAWS FOR AV STUDENT CHAPTERS. 12

ARTICLE I - Name. 12

ARTICLE II - Purpose. 13

ARTICLE III -Membership. 13

ARTICLE IV - Officers. 13

ARTICLE V - Dues and Finances. 14

ARTICLE VI - Committees. 15

ARTICLE VII - Dissolution. 16

ARTICLE VIII - Amendment. 16

STUDENT CHAPTER ANNUAL REPORT -ANDSTUDENT CHAPTER-OF-THE-YEAR CRITERIA AND CHECKLIST 17

PROCEDURES FOR FORMING AN AV STUDENT CHAPTER.. 19

SAMPLE PETITION FORMAT.. 20

Access and End Users’ requirement.. 23

Who benefits and how?. 25

Benefit to Communities and the society. 26

Governments. 27

Institutions. 27

Business and Commerce. 27

African Views Business. 28

Products and Services. 28

Working with us: 29

African Views system modules. 29

Architectural module. 30

Strategic Coordinators. 30

Researchers/ Analysts. 30

Graphic Designer. 30

Creative writers. 30

Engineering module: 30

Web developers. 31

Software Engineers/Software developer. 31

Editors/Writers. 31

Operational module. 31

Volunteers. 32

About the Founder.. 34


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