RECOMMENDATIONS FOR 1998-99 (Adopted by the CASAE Annual General Meeting, Ottawa,
May 30, 1998)
A. MEMBERSHIP AND REGIONAL REPRESENTATION
The membership of CASAE-ACÉÉA has reached levels above 300 in the early 90's but has
dropped to numbers below 100 regular members in recent years. Although our 1997-98
year was encouraging, we must continue to make special efforts to increase our membership. For their annual fees, members must receive a reasonable return in materials
and services. We can strengthen our membership by retaining past members and by reaching
out to new members working in the adult education field, both within the academic
world and in the NGO, labour and other communities. Members require correspondence from
the executive and regional representatives, news from the other regions, regular
issues of the Journal and the newsletter, and information regarding the annual conference
and other research related activities occurring across the country.
The following were adopted:
1. that each of the 5 regional representatives plan one event during the 98-99 year
in their region. This event could be a workshop or mini-conference that includes
the work of CASAE-ACÉÉA members.
2. that each of the 5 regional representatives with the support of the executive,
distribute membership flyers to appropriate individuals, departments and organizations
in their region during the annual campaign months of September and October.
3. that each of the 5 regional representatives create an e-mail list of all members
in their region and correspond with them on a regular basis regarding CASAE-ACÉÉA
4. that CASAE-ACÉÉA make a commitment to increase its membership roster to 160 members
by the 1999 conference.
B. CONFERENCE 1999
CASAE-ACÉÉA has held annual conferences since its inception in the early 1980's. These
conferences provide a forum for all adult educators across the country to meet and
share their more recent research activities. It also provides an opportunity for
students and recent graduates to describe their research for the broader adult education
community. Members in good standing receive information regarding the Call for
Papers, registration and accommodation through a conference planning committee.
This committee is established annually and has been based in the city or region of the conference.
As the Congress will be meeting in Sherbrooke in 1999, it would seem appropriate
for CASAE-ACÉÉA to meet with this group. We can continue to develop partnerships
with other associations and increase our awareness and support of adult education research
activities in Québec.
The following were adopted:
5. that the 1999 conference of CASAE-ACÉÉA be held in conjunction with the Congress
of Social Sciences and Humanities in Sherbrooke, Québec.
6. that a Conference Planning Committee of the Executive be established by September,
7. that this committee undertake to send a notice to all members in good standing
that includes the following: (1) the Call for Papers, (2) the time line for submitting
papers and receiving acknowledgement of these papers, (3) the dates of the conference, and (4) location of the conference. These items are to be sent by October, 1998;
8. that the Chair of the 1999 Conference Planning Committee be a member of the 1998-99
C. JOURNAL AND THE NEWSLETTER
The journal represents our association's major contribution to scholarly publications
in the country. The journal has 2 issues per year, one in the Fall and one in the
Spring. In the past, it has been difficult to maintain a consistent level of production in part due to the number of submissions to the Journal Editorial Board. All members
of CASAE-ACÉÉA bear some responsibility for the quality and quantity of research
that is submitted and eventually published. We all must encourage our colleagues
and students to make submissions.
The Publications Committee was established to support the work of the Journal. This
year this committee will reevaluate its mandate and consider more items for review
and action. The Newsletter provides an informal means of sharing research activities
across the country as well as providing up-dates to members on special projects or
conferences occurring in the regions.
The following were adopted:
9. that the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal be a member of the 98-99 Executive
10. that the Publication Committee submit 2 reports to the Executive during the 98-99
fiscal year (December 1, 1998 and April 1, 1999). These reports would include the
recommendations to enhance the quality and quantity of submissions to the Journal
Editorial Board; and
other publication initiatives that could be supported by CASAE-ACÉÉA
11. that the Editor of the Newsletter be a member of the 1998-99 Executive
12. that the Editor of the Newsletter, in conjunction with the Newsletter Producer,
create 2 issues of the newsletter to be mailed to members in good standing in November
1998 and March 1999.
D. INTERNET COMMUNICATION
The development of the internet as a means of communicating both through email and
website postings, has supported the basic administrative work of CASAE-ACÉÉA. The
four main objectives of CASAE-ACÉÉA can be further developed by applying information
technologies to our research and collaborative needs. Members are encouraged to utilize
existing technological resources and develop skills to maximize the functions available.
It is hoped that our website will include more research activities of our members, postings of our newsletters and portions of our journal issues and in general, facilitate
our ability to communicate among members in different parts of Canada.
The following was adopted:
13. that CASAE-ACÉÉA continue to develop its internet presence and encourage its
members to utilize internet capabilities through the posting of research results,
creating electronic conferences, and sharing information.
In the past the executive has changed its composition and location every two years.
Members of earlier executives were exclusively from the same region, and in most
cases, the same city as the President. In later years some executives have included
members from different regions. Through conference calls, listservs and regular email
correspondence, broader based representation on the executive is possible, if those
involved commit to using these electronic resources consistently.
For this 1998-99 term, the President and some of the executive will be in Toronto,
while some members will reside in other areas of the country. This executive is
committed (1) to meet each month during the academic year through a conference call
medium and (2) to respond effectively to requests and queries from the membership.
To accomplish the above, the following were adopted:
14. that the Executive of CASAE-ACÉÉA for 1998-99 be made up of the following positions,
as appointed by the President: President, Treasurer, Membership Chair, Editor of
the Newsletter, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal, Internet Coordinator and a Counselor.
15. that the Executive of CASAE-ACÉÉA for 1998-99 make a commitment to meet once
every month during the academic year and to respond to email requests within a 7
As CASAE-ACÉÉA enters its 18th year of supporting research activities in the field
of Adult Education in Canada, it is time to recommit ourselves to ensuring a strong
and effective research association that (1) supports the communication of research
activities among its members, (2) produces a scholarly and timely journal for our field
of study, (3) encourages the participation among adult educators in its annual conference
and (4) uses creatively electronic media to foster broader participation among its