Committee Descriptions

Awards/Recognition - Responsible for soliciting nominations, reviewing qualifications, recommending to the Executive Board (when applicable), and selecting award recipients.

College Awareness & Preparation (CAP) - Responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating activities associated with Financial Aid Awareness Month in Illinois.

Conference Facilities - Responsible for securing equipment for interest sessions, planning menus, preparing signs and advertisements, and making other arrangements necessary for the annual conference.

Conference Program - Responsible for developing the conference program and subsequent securing of presenters, session leaders, moderators, keynote speakers, etc.

Distance Learning - Responsible for reviewing regulations, policies and practices as they impact Distance Learning students, and making subsequent recommendations to ISAC and the Executive Board.

Diversity Issues - Responsible for reviewing regulations, policies and practices as they impact low income/disadvantaged students and families, and making subsequent recommendations to the Executive Board.

Electronic Communications Committee - Responsible for keeping the membership informed of future events, various committee activities, and other issues important to the membership, via the ILASFAA WEB site and the ILASFAA e-mail listing.

Event Registration Committee - Responsible for developing and accepting conference registrations, and preparing and distributing conference materials.

Governance - Responsible for advising the President and Executive Board on abiding by the ILASFAA Articles of Incorporation By-Laws, Policies and Procedures Handbook, and to develop long-term recommendations related to ILASFAA's mission, structure, operation, and service to members.

Graduate and Professional Issues - Responsible for keeping the membership informed of various issues effecting the administration of aid to Graduate and Professional students.

ILASFAA/ISAC Formula - Responsible for reviewing and advising ISAC staff of issues pertinent to MAP funding requests, MAP start-up formula, and the subsequent MAP recompute formula.

ILASFAA/ISAC Operations and Rules - Responsible for reviewing and advising ISAC staff of issues pertinent to the operational, delivery aspects and rules of all ISAC programs and services.

ILASFAA Support - Responsible for obtaining financial and material support for the annual conference, training events, directory advertising, and other related activities.

Legislative Issues - Responsible for reviewing and studying federal and state legislative and regulatory concerns and determining appropriate action for recommendations to the Executive Board.

Membership - Responsible for increasing membership and the database of current members.

Nominations/Elections - Responsible for soliciting reviewing, and balloting of candidates for the annual elections held during the conference.

Research - Responsible for conducting research and compiling data as directed by the Executive Board.

Training/Professional Development - Responsible for providing training and professional development activities to the membership. Duties include planning, subcommittee work, coordinating events, developing agenda and training materials, as well as presenting material to the selected audience.

Veterans Advisory - Responsible for educating and informing the membership about issues related to student veterans.



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