To develop and recognize professional skills and facilitate networking and information sharing among ACE members who work in the editorial aspects of or graphic design of print or electronic publications.
This year's Award of Excellence winner for the Publishing and Graphic Design SIG is Robert Casler, Director of College Marketing, Communications, and Brand Management for the University of Arizona. Robert was nominated by Joanne Littlefield of Colorado State University and Susan McGinley at University of Arizona. His nomination was evaluated by the three SIG leaders and he was chosen as our award winner for this year.
Our goals were to consistently communicate with our SIG members and to include them in decisions affecting the SIG as much as possible. We wanted to offer an opportunity for continuing education. And we wanted to support the broader goals of ACE through participation in ACE activities.
What successes did you have in reaching those goals?We communicated with our members through an e-newsletter that went out about once a month. We offered a webinar, All Things Photography, and archived it on our ACE webpage. Through our newsletter we encouraged members to support ACE by participating in the 100 Years of ACE Pinterest site, joining the Professional Development Committee for ACE, participating in the ACE conference, and hosting webinars for others. We supported ACE by finding judges for C&A. We sought and incorporated membership feedback on a new C&A judging rubric, solicited names for the SIG Award of Excellence, and solicited ideas and volunteers for professional development webinars. We set up online (Qualtrics) voting for our new Vice Chair Elect. We planned for our ACE Conference session and for a dinner out for the SIG.
What barriers kept you from achieving the goals?With the help of all the officers, I think we accomplished our goals for the year.
What would you have done differently?Nothing.