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Teaching Section News

18 September 2015

1) The Teaching section conference program offers several opportunities for professional learning and exchange.

(a) “Preparing 21st Century Nonprofit Leaders: Challenges and Opportunities for Nonprofit Programs,” featuring Dr. Lester Salamon, on Wednesday, November 18, from 7:00-9:00 pm.

This preconference session brings together key stakeholders with a vested interest in educating the next generation of nonprofit leaders, including academics and educators, nonprofit practitioners, and members of accreditation bodies. Participants will discuss key knowledge, skills, and abilities that must be emphasized in nonprofit curriculums in order to create a cadre 21st century nonprofit leaders. Confirmed participants include Dr. Lester M. Salamon of Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies, and Dr. Kathleen Hale of Auburn University.

The discussion will include debate about the role of nonprofit education given the opportunities and challenges in the sector, such as the shifting philanthropic landscape, increased competition for resources, globalization, increased emphasis on accountability and performance measurement, and the need for innovation. Participants will discuss the human resource needs of nonprofit organizations, and what curricular developments nonprofit programs may need to make in order to best prepare our students to be 21st century nonprofit leaders.

(b) VRADS & Teaching section jointly sponsored pre-conference discussion session on "Teaching ethics for NPOs” on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 2:00-5:30 PM.
The themes and presenters of the session are as follows.

I. Teaching Board Ethics for NPOs. Presenter: Christopher Corbett (Retired NY State Government Regulator, Albany, NY). Discussant---Prof. David Horton Smith (Sociology Dept., Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
II. Teaching Personnel Ethics (paid and volunteer staff) for NPOs. Presenter: Dr. Edward Queen (Director, Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA). Discussant: Sharon Jones-Ryan (Consultant, Management & Organizational Ethics, Salvation Army Ethics Centre, Winnipeg, Canada)
III. Teaching Fundraising Ethics for NPOs. Presenter: Prof. Dorothy Norris-Tirrell (College of Health and Public Affairs, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL). Discussant: Dr. Marty Sulek (Lecturer, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN).

(c) Two colloquia highlighting the use of case studies
At the upcoming 2015 ARNOVA Conference, the Teaching Section will be hosting two colloquia highlighting the use of case studies. At this time we are seeking individuals to present their experience utilizing case studies and to share effective case studies with other members. We hope to add these case studies to a new database of teaching resources that ARNOVA will be hosting in the future.
If you are interested in presenting your experience and or your case studies, please contact Mary Ann Feldheim, Ph..D. at for more information.

2) ANSER AND ARNOVA to create a joint repository of teaching materials.
Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) and the Teaching Section of ARNOVA are discussing a possibility to create a shared repository of teaching materials such as cases, syllabi, videos, etc. available for members of both communities. ARNOVA Teaching Section has already developed a repository of materials available for Teaching Section members online via the ARNOVA website (group pages).

3) Teaching Section Executive Committee: Call for Nominations
The Teaching Section announces a call for nominations for 2 positions on its Executive Committee, including Chair-Elect, and Professional Development Officer. Deadline for Submission is October 9, 2015. Nominations, including self-nominations, may be made by current Teaching Section members. Nominations are considered accepted when a nominee notifies the Nominating Committee that she or he accepts the nomination and submits a short bio in support. An accepted nomination indicates the nominee's commitment to be an active Teaching Section member for the respective term of office. Newly elected officers begin their terms of office at the Annual Meeting. The duties and responsibilities of each position are listed below:

  • Chair-Elect (1 year term, followed by 1 year term as Chair): The Chair-Elect works with the Chair coordinating the activities of the Teaching Section and is directly responsible for assigned programs. The Chair-Elect assumes the Chair position upon completion of the Chair-Elect term of office. The Chair is responsible for overall coordination of Section activities and acts as a liaison to ARNOVA on all section matters.
  • Professional Development Officer is responsible for the organization of non-conference Teaching Section professional development activities. (2 year term) 

Interested candidates, including self-nominees, should send an expression of interest and a short biography by October 9, 2015 to Hee Soun Jang, Chair Nominating Committee at to be considered for the election.

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