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RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

(chair appointed by the president – selected from the membership of the committee) (updated 11/2017)

1. Meeting
• Meet during annual conference
• Additional meetings may be held the day of the biannual meeting in November
• Special meetings may be called. Additional travel reimbursement must be pre-approved by the IBA president.
• Chair person is responsible for calling all meetings.

2. Committee Members
• Committee members are selected by each district to serve a staggered three-year term.
• Each committee member may serve a maximum of 2 consecutive three year-terms

3. Surveys
• A survey regarding the status of band programs in the state will be conducted each year
• The surveys will be conducted on a three-year rotation
o High School
o Middle School/Junior High
o Elementary/Beginning
• Results will be published in the summer issue of the IBA magazine
• The chairperson shall oversee the annual survey is completed and results prepared for publication

4. Research and Development
• Suggestions from membership will be encouraged and accepted on any topic related to bands in Iowa
o Curriculum
o Website Usage
o Other
• Chairperson will bring all submitted ideas to the committee for project selection
• Following adoption of a project, the chairperson shall see a project through to completion in a timely manner

5. Website Resources
• Create and maintain a resource page on the IBA website
o Website links
o Repertoire lists
o Best Teaching Practice & Techniques articles
• Articles of Special Interest and/or Recognition.

MENTORSHIP 
(chair appointed by the president – selected from the membership of the committee) (updated May 2019)

1. Oversee the implementation of the IBA Mentorship program that involves the identification of new band directors in each district and appointing experienced IBA
members to serve as mentors.
2. Gather information from the district chairpersons by September 1.
3. Stay in close contact with first year teachers and their mentors (telephone, letter, email) throughout the year.
4. Contact the college supervisors of first year teachers and inform them of the mentorship program.
5. Contact the IBA Student Affairs chair and College Affairs chair and inform them of the mentorship program and garner their assistance in informing college instrumental music education students of the mentorship program.
6. Attend all IBA business meetings and submit a report.
7. Schedule and prepare an agenda for at least 2 meetings of the IBA Mentorship committee (All-State Music Festival and IBA Conference are recommended). Committee members will be reimbursed mileage by the IBA. It is suggested that members use school vehicles when possible to avoid expenses.
8. Committee members are selected by each district to serve a three-year term (successive terms are acceptable).
9. Attend all IBA business meetings and submit a report.

Mentor Coordinator (pres. appointment)

Coordinates IBARD, Mentorship committees, works with IAAE Mentor Program.

Tasks:
1. To help identify first-year and new to Iowa band directors
2. To assign IBARD band directors to first year band directors if requested.

93rd Annual IBA Conference

May 14-16, 2020

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309