What's HAPSening...June 18, 2012 

June 18, 2012


What's Included
Letter from the HAPS President

As I finish my term as HAPS President, I'd like to thank the HAPS Board of Directors and Steering Committee members for their help and support in what has proven to be an interesting and sometimes challenging year:


Thanks to Past President Caryl Tickner for her wise counsel and for her efforts to mentor me; to Regional Directors Pat Bowne (Central), Jason LaPres (Southern) and Anne Geller (Western) for their patience, hard work and attention to detail; to Treasurer Elizabeth Becker for her painstaking attention to financial details; and to our Secretary, Lucia Tranel, for her careful efforts to document all board activities. A special thanks to outgoing Eastern Regional Director Amy Way-her years of service to HAPS are sincerely appreciated, and her opinions and advice always valuable.


Tom Lehman, Steering Committee Chair, and all of our committee chairs provide an essential service to HAPS-they are a connection to our membership; without them, we just couldn't carry out our day to day activities. Thanks from me and from the board for their service.


I'd also like to welcome new members to the leadership- Valerie O'Loughlin begins her term as President-elect and Javni Mody is replacing Amy Way as Eastern Regional Director. Both have served HAPS for a number of years and I look forward to working with them on the board. Dee Silverthorn, currently President-elect, takes over as President with the new year-and I know it's going to be a great one!


Finally, thanks to you, our members, for your support and encouragement. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your president. I look forward to many more years of service to HAPS.


Don Kelly
Don Kelly


 HAPS Executive Director Search

The search for a new HAPS Executive Director has begun. We have placed ads in strategic places and disseminated the ads electronically. The text of the ad is below. Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who think might be interested and qualified.
Consideration of applications will begin on August 1.

The Human Anatomy and Physiology Society (HAPS) invites applications for the position of full-time Executive Director. HAPS is an organization of 1700 educators dedicated to enhancing the quality of human anatomy and physiology education, encouraging innovation in teaching and promoting professional development. The Executive Director should have the energy, vision, and creativity to move the organization to thenext level through the implementation ofnew initiatives. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent leadership, management, organizational, and communication skills and must also have demonstrated grant writing and administrative experience. The Executive Director will implement a strategic plan that involves close communication with the HAPS Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and the HAPS Business Manager. In addition, the Executive Director will oversee and administer HAPS Institute (HAPS-I), a graduate-level, credit-based program for Anatomy and Physiology Faculty. The candidate should demonstrate strong technological and web competence. He or she will support the fundraising activities of the HAPS Foundation and foster relationships with partner organizations. An advanced degree is required (doctorate preferred), along with experience in higher education. Teaching in Anatomy and Physiology, biomedical, or biological sciences is a plus. Some travel expected but need not relocate. Anticipated start date is January 1, 2013. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and three letters of reference to Shanan Molnar, HAPS Business Manager at smolnar@asginfo.net .  Consideration of applications will begin on August 1 and will close when the position is filled.

HAPS in the NEWS


HAPS Members Featured in AAAS News Release


Two HAPS members, Juville Dario-Becker (Central Virginia Community College) and Brian Shmaefsky (Lone Star College) are featured BEN Scholars in a news release posted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). BEN is short for BiosciEdNet, the biology community's pathway into the National Science Digital Library. HAPS is a contributing partner to BEN through the APS Archive of Teaching Resources. Four other HAPS members join Dario-Becker and Shmaefsky in the third class of BEN Scholars: Xinnian Chen (University of Connecticut), Lynn Diener (Mount Mary College), Kelley Grorud (Edgewood College), and Laurel Roberts (University of Pittsburg). BEN Scholars learn how to use digital libraries with an emphasis on student-centered learning and assessment and are expected to share what they have learned with colleagues.


To read the news release and learn more about the BEN Scholars program, go to www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/0606ben_scholars.shtml. The American Physiological Society, which hosts the Archive, will issue a call for Archive Scholars in the fall. Information about those applications will be included in What's HAPSening when available.


To look at the Archive, go to www.apsarchive.org

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