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NAGAP Communities

NAGAP Communities

What is a NAGAP Community?

A NAGAP Community is an informal network of Graduate Enrollment Management
professionals who share a common interest or affinity and wish to share knowledge or engage
in community building. NAGAP Community affiliation is a member benefit afforded to active
NAGAP members.

A NAGAP Community is not…

A NAGAP Community is not a chapter. It does not operate as an independent legal entity. It
does not require bylaws or elections. It does not have bank accounts.

NAGAP Communities

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Who can establish NAGAP Communities?

Any active NAGAP Member can establish a NAGAP Community.

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What is required to establish a NAGAP Community?

To establish a NAGAP Community, an active NAGAP member must submit the following to
info@nagap.org:
• Mission statement articulating the purpose of the group and how the group furthers
and promotes the NAGAP mission
• Signatures (or electronic equivalent) of at least 15 active NAGAP members interested in
community membership. You can fill out the form here

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What is required for a NAGAP Community to remain active and in good standing?

A primary leader and co-leader who are active NAGAP members
• Remaining true to the stated mission of the community or updating the mission
statement to reflect the evolution of the community
• At least 15 active NAGAP members interested in community membership

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What happens if a NAGAP Community goes inactive?

If a NAGAP Community is unable to meet the minimum requirements to remain active and in
good standing, it simply goes inactive. It can be reactivated by submitting the documentation
required to establish a NAGAP Community.

NAGAP Communities

Policies for NAGAP Communities

Establishing a NAGAP Community
To establish a NAGAP Community, an active NAGAP member must submit the following to
info@nagap.org:
a) NAGAP Community application completed and signed by a primary leader and co-leader
who agrees to assume leadership in the absence of the primary leader
b) Mission statement articulating the purpose of the group and how the group furthers
and promotes the NAGAP mission
c) Signatures (or electronic equivalent) of at least 15 active NAGAP members interested in
community membership


Approval of NAGAP Community Applications
NAGAP staff will forward the application to the Membership Committee Chair or designee.
They will review the application to confirm that the primary leader; co-leader; and at least 15
interested parties are all active NAGAP members. They will confirm that the application is
complete and the mission statement provided furthers and promotes the NAGAP mission.
Once it is confirmed that the proposed community meets the stated criteria, the Membership
Committee Chair or designee will inform the Executive Director to initiate the creation of a
channel on The Exchange and add the Community to the list on the NAGAP website. The
Membership Committee Chair will then notify the primary leader that the community was
approved and submit a post on the Open Forum of The Exchange to announce the
establishment of the new community and invite other members to join if they share that
interest or affinity.
The Membership Committee Chair would document the establishment of the new community
in their quarterly board report and maintain a list of active NAGAP communities.


Delay or Denial of NAGAP Community Applications
If it is determined that a proposed NAGAP Community does not meet the stated criteria, the
Membership Committee Chair or designee may either communicate directly with the primary
leader to remediate the application, delay consideration of the application until additional
information is supplied, or deny the application with explanation of the cause.


NAGAP Community Compliance
To be considered a NAGAP Community in good standing, the community must maintain:
a) A primary leader and co-leader who are active NAGAP members
b) Remaining true to the stated mission of the community or updating the mission
statement to reflect the evolution of the community
c) At least 15 active NAGAP members interested in community membership


NAGAP Community Non-compliance
In the event that a NAGAP Community is no longer compliant, the Membership Committee
Chair or designee will notify the leader and co-leader of the group’s noncompliance and provide
a 60-day deadline for remediation. If the leader and co-leader are unreachable, the
Membership Committee may notify the remaining members to see if a new leader and coleader can be identified. If the NAGAP Community remains non-compliant after the deadline, it
becomes inactive.


Auditing for Community Compliance
The Membership Committee Chair or designee will audit communities for compliance at least
once annually.


Inactive NAGAP Community
When a NAGAP Community becomes inactive, the Membership Committee Chair will notify the
Executive Director to remove the community from the website and mute (?) the channel on The
Exchange. Should the community wish to return to active status in the future, they would
follow the procedure for establishing a NAGAP Community.

 

 

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