Government Relations Committee Update
GRC is putting out a climate survey to all INACAC members. The purpose of this survey is to gather information in order to better serve INACAC constituents moving forward. This survey should only take 5-10 minutes to complete. It will serve as the basis for our strategic advocacy plan, communication methods, and event planning for this coming year. The survey will be live until 11:59 PM EST on November 1.
Advocacy Webinar Series
GRC is launching an Advocacy Webinar Series (AWS) this year in the hopes of generating constituent engagement through advocacy training and knowledge. If participants attend all sessions via Zoom (or review a recording if they are unable to attend) and participate in a form of advocacy they will receive a certificate during our virtual conference in February.
Advocacy Webinar Series Schedule:
· October 22th at 12 PM EST
Theme: Overview of State Legislative System
· November 19th at 12 PM EST
Theme: Values & Missions on a National (NACAC) & State (INACAC) Level
· December 17th at 12 PM EST
Theme: Ways to Advocate
· January 28th at 12 PM EST
Theme: Understanding Proposed Bills
News & Advocacy
Below are new and relevant state and federal policy we believe affects our membership. If you know of additional policy and would like to help us raise awareness, we encourage you to reach out to our Committee Chair, Kate Coffman. As a non-profit organization, the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling does not take a formal stance on many of the issues below, but rather, informs and encourages our membership to advocate on their own behalf.
1) The State Board of Education will be meeting on Dec 12th to make final recommendations on the graduation pathways. To learn more about this meeting and graduation pathways please view https://www.in.gov/sboe/
Contact Your Representative
We encourage you to write an original message but can use talking points form the advocacy section on our website. Make sure to include your return address, email, and phone number so they know you are in their district. Unless you have permission to do so, you are writing as a private citizen, not on behalf of your school or employer. You may reference being a member of the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling organization.