Standing Committees 

 

Standing Committees 

Academic Relations Committee
  •  Provides liaison with academic institutions within the Chapter area.
  •  Expands awareness of career opportunities within the audit and control professions.
  •  Establishes opportunities to promote education to students through Chapter and campus programs and to brief appropriate classes of academic institutions on ISACA, CISA, CISM and IT Governance.
  •  Coordinates scholarship initiatives approved by the Board.
  •  Liaises with appropriate professors, and where appropriate take steps to establish an "Academic Advocate" program in local academic institutions.
 Advertising Committee
  •  Proposes advertising policy and procedures for advertising on the Chapter’s web site and publications.
  •  Accepts or rejects advertisements from vendors based on advertising policy and procedures.
  •  Coordinates with the Treasurer to ensure appropriate advertising fees are collected.
Arrangements Committee
  • Arranges for the facilities and services for the Chapter year.
Audit Committee
  •  Audits the Chapter accounts at the close of the fiscal year.
  •  Reports to the Board and subsequently to the members at the annual  general meeting.
  •  If the completion date of the audit will be after the annual general meeting, members are to be advised that they may request a copy of the audit letter, to be communicated to them upon completion.
  •  Members shall be appointed by the Chapter Board and should be selected in a manner so as not to have a conflict of interest (example: the Treasurer shall not be part of the audit committee).
 Awards Committee
  •  Reviews the qualifications and contributions made by the Chapter members, and makes recommendations to the Chapter board for appropriate awards.
  •  Makes arrangements for appropriate tokens of appreciation for the outgoing President, officers, directors and members who have made significant contributions to the success of the Chapter.
  •  Makes a record of all annual and special awards presented by the Chapter.
  •  Orders all awards with appropriate wording or designations as needed by the Chapter.
  •  Recognizes new CISA, CISM and other ISACA certifications.
 Bylaws Committee
  •  Reports to the Chapter Board and maintains the bylaws.
  •  Expedites the process of changing the bylaws in accordance with Article XI of the bylaws.
  •  Assures that all proposed changes conform to any local laws.
  •  Examines the consistency of the proposed change with other provisions of the bylaws and with those of the Association, and suggest wording for proposed changes.
 Certification Committee
  •  Includes the CISA, CISM and CISA Writing coordinators.
  •  Assists the chapter in promoting the CISA and CISM examinations and professional designations locally.
  •  Maintains resource material related to CISA, CISM and other Association certifications.
  •  Promotes CISA, CISM and other Association accreditations within the Chapter membership, including exam preparation sessions.
  •  Maintains exam participation rate to sustain the local area as an exam site.
  •  Reports exam results to the Chapter Board.
  •  Acts as a liaison between exam participants and the Association.
 Communications Committee
  •  Plans builds, operates and coordinates contracts with vendors for automated systems to support the Chapter and Association’s activities, including but not limited to the Chapter’s website.
  •  Maintains electronic email lists of members and guests.
  •  Forwards information on events and other pertinent information to email lists.
  •  Identifies disseminates Chapter and other information events by other means, such as web postings.
 Education Committee
  •  Recommend and oversees seminars and programs of professional education, except exam review courses.
  •  Encourages Chapter membership to participate in the review of the Association’s standards and guidelines.
  •  Provides liaison with the Association regarding IT governance issues and approaches to dissemination.
  •  Assists in the inclusion of IT governance presentations in the Chapter education sessions.
  •  Coordinates with outside organizations and vendors on awareness, presentations and conferences related to IT governance.
  •  Stays current and arranges training sessions and awareness on the offerings of the Association, such as COBIT.
 Employment Assistance Committee
  •  Provides free confidential assistance to members seeking employment.
 K. Executive Committee
  •  Provides consultation or advice to the President on Chapter matters.
  •  Performs special projects for the President (i.e., information gathering on issues the President intends to present to the Chapter Board.)
  •  Reviews the Chapter’s bylaws and procedures. Recommends changes to the Chapter’s members for their approval
  •  Forwards changed bylaws to the Association Membership Board.
  •  Reviews Chapter’s insurance needs and makes recommendations for any changes to the Chapter Board.
  •  Considers the overall the overall Long-range Plan of the Chapter as it applies to Chapter members’ needs.
  •  Recommends policies, programs and activities for meeting members’ needs to the Chapter Board.
  •  Reviews all proposed committee budget requests for the upcoming Chapter year.
  •  Reviews the Chapter budget prior to submission to the Chapter Board for approval.
 Finance Committee
  •  Prepares and revises the Chapter’s budget.
  •  Develops financial reporting package to the Board and Chapter members.
 Membership Committee
  •  Maintains accurate lists of membership and contact information.
  •  Disseminates membership lists as directed by the Chapter Board with due regard to security and privacy issues.
  •  Reports on membership data from the Association.
  •  Promotes and coordinates plans for maintaining and increasing Chapter membership.
  •  When requested by the Association receives and forwards applications for membership to the Association.
  •  Welcomes new members through emails, newsletter and other means.
  •  Responds to questions about membership and redirects other questions to appropriate officers or directors.
 Marketing Committee
  •  Conducts local general marketing and publicity of the Chapter, CISA, CISM, COBIT and the Association.
  •  Coordinates initiatives involving partnerships and alliances.
  •  Acquires any required marketing materials from ISACA International as authorized by the Board.
  •  Exercises general policy control and direction of any mail-out kits, publications, editorial or advertising which the Chapter may issue, authorize or sponsor under the direction of the Chapter Board.
Nominating Committee
  •  Ensures the continued advancement of the Chapter by nominating experienced members for all elected Officers and Directors as provided in the Chapter bylaws.
  •  Establishes and performs procedures for nominations and ballot elections of Officers and Directors in accordance with the Chapter bylaws.
 Program & Arrangements Committee
  •  Prepares, recommends and coordinates with the Education Committee to develop an interesting and informative Chapter year program which will contribute to the growth of member’ participation and meet their educational needs.                                 
  •  Arranges for a subject or topic for discussion before each regular meeting of the Chapter.
  •  Prepares, recommends and arranges for technical informative sessions for the Chapter.
  •  Obtains speakers for each session either from Chapter members or from other sources.
 Publications Committee
  •  Keeps members informed about the interests, activities, and special programs of the Association and Chapter.
  •  Assists members interested in publishing professional articles in the Chapter’s or Association’s publications.
  •  Publishes the Chapter’s newsletter.
  •  Develops documents and maintains publishing and advertising standards as approved by the Chapter Board.
 Research Committee
  •  Coordinates Chapter research activities.
  •  Coordinates Chapter research activities with the Association.
  •  Reports Chapter and Association research activities to the Board and members.
Social Committee
  •  Plans and coordinates the Chapter’s social networking activities.
 Standards Committee
  •  Maintains the Chapter’s standard operating procedures.