The ASDA Council on Professional Issues is appointed for a year-long term by the Board of Trustees. The council serves the association as a resource on matters affecting the dental student experience, including but not limited to: community engagement, public health initiatives, interprofessional education, diversity and inclusion, ethics, transition into practice and facilitating collaboration with other professional organizations.

The council comprises one chair and two council associates:

  • The council chair supervises and directs the activities of the council and facilitates council meetings. 
  • Council associates serve as members of a council and participate in all council activities.

Council on Professional Issues Chair

Term Length: Annual Session 2019 - Annual Session 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by the established deadline.
  5. Experience serving on the Council on Professional Issues is strongly preferred.
Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings (Click here for exact dates):

  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council 2019
  • National Leadership Conference 2019
  • ASDA Annual Session 2020 (Date TBD)
Responsibilities

Ethics oversight

  • Serves as a resource for issues pertaining to ethics and monitors the ethical issues in dental school.
  • Reviews ASDA’s Code of Ethics and suggests changes to the House of Delegates as necessary.
Community outreach strategy

  • Works closely with staff to establish annual community outreach objectives.
  • Oversees the National Outreach Initiative.  
Professional issues oversight

  • Reviews and updates all professional issues content on the ASDA website as necessary.
Council management

  • Supervises the activities of the Council on Professional Issues.
  • Approves all council meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Mentors council associates.
  • Assists with orientation and transition of new council members.

Council on Professional Issues Associate

Term Length: Annual Session 2019 - Annual Session 2020

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Must be an active predoctoral member at the time of application and throughout the term of office.
  2. Must be able to attend all required meetings listed below and conference calls when necessary.
  3. Will complete projects or resolutions assigned by the House of Delegates or Board of Trustees.
  4. Must be able to complete assignments and responsibilities by established deadlines.
Meetings

Must attend and actively participate in the following meetings (Click here for exact dates):

  • Spring Council Meeting 2019
  • Fall Council Meeting 2019
Responsibilities

Ethics oversight

  • Serves as a resource for issues pertaining to ethics and monitors the ethical issues in dental school.
  • Reviews ASDA’s Code of Ethics and suggests changes to the House of Delegates as necessary.
Community outreach strategy

  • Works closely with staff to establish annual community outreach objectives.
  • Oversees the National Outreach Initiative.  
Professional issues oversight

  • Reviews and updates all professional issues content on the ASDA website as necessary.