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Communicating Membership Matters: A Report on the Status of Affiliate Membership and Communication in the United States. Why am I here? Credits: A timeline of a people and events. I want to thank you!. 1989. My girlfriend who became my wife Ball State University Tony Santino Mike Evans

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Communicating Membership Matters:A Report on the Status of Affiliate Membership and Communication in the United States


Why am i here credits a timeline of a people and events i want to thank you
Why am I here? Credits: A timeline of a people and events. I want to thank you!

1989

  • My girlfriend who became my wife

  • Ball State University

  • Tony Santino

  • Mike Evans

  • E/TEI

  • Dr. Richard Seymour

  • Charlotte North Carolina – ITEA Conference

  • ITEA

  • TECA

  • Driver Middle School

  • Tech Directions

  • Dr. Jim Kirkwood

  • IDoE

  • Gary Wynn

  • Katie de la Paz, Lari Price, CJ James

  • Ken Starkman

  • Andy Stephenson

  • All other people and events along the way!

2009


Presentation overview
Presentation overview

  • What I did

  • What I asked

  • What I learned

  • What I recommend

  • Listen to your comments and suggestions


Benefits itea value proposition http www iteaconnect org membership iteavalueproposition pdf
Benefits: ITEA value propositionhttp://www.iteaconnect.org/Membership/ITEAValueProposition.pdf

  • The Technology Teacher

  • InsideTIDE

  • Listservs

  • TIGS: Technology Interest Groups

  • Members Only on the Web

  • Educators Insurance Programs

  • Grant and Scholarship Opportunities

  • Conference

  • Publication Purchases

    Professional members receive benefits for only $.22 cents per day!


Introduction
Introduction

  • Research into both membership and communication is a fluid study by nature.

  • This research was conducted in collaboration with ITEA to learn the status of affiliate and ITEA membership and communication abilities.


What was done
What was done…

  • Lari Price, ITEA’s Member Services Coordinator, shared a list of current and past ITEA affiliates in the United States and a roster of ITEA members (May of 2008).

  • A method to collect and compare data by region and state was established.

  • Zoomerang questionnaires were sent to ITEA affiliate representatives. Response rate was 48%.

  • 100% response rate achieved through email, networking, phone calls to affiliates presidents, membership chairpersons, state supervisors.


Questions i focused on
Questions I focused on…

Membership-Related Questions

  • What is the current official name of your state association?

  • Current number of “regular” and other such as “life, professional, student, etc.”

    Communication-Related Questions

  • Web abilities

  • Postal abilities

  • Email abilities

  • Electronic networking abilities

  • Publications


Of the 46
of the 46...

  • 35 affiliate websites had membership forms/information.

  • 32 affiliates shared information about their state conference.

  • 26 affiliates had information on how to honor a colleague/awards.

  • 10 affiliates had ITEA membership information online.

  • 5 affiliates formally share that they are an ITEA affiliate.


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • There are between 3,933 to 4,271 additional/potential teachers in the respective state/regional affiliates who could also become ITEA members. Why are they not?

  • ALL affiliate members should also be ITEA members.

  • Benefits and services could grow from 10% to nearly 23% of the total population of technology educators in the United States.


Recommendations1
Recommendations

  • The role and responsibility of affiliates to ITEA must be clearly defined.

  • Affiliates must share information about ITEA membership & affiliation.

  • Affiliates need to be more active in helping grow membership.

  • The role and responsibility of ITEA to the affiliates needs to be more clearly defined.

  • Mutual services that benefit (and help) both affiliates and ITEA need to be explored in order to attract, sustain, and support membership.


Your thoughts
Your thoughts?

Benefits and services could grow from 10% to nearly 23% of the total population of technology educators in the United States…



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