To provide a communication platform linking academic coaches, coaching supervisors, tutors, tutor coordinators, and administrators who are committed to the development of a successful learner.
Membership for individuals and students runs from the purchase date to the day prior the following calendar year. Membership is provided free of charge to everyone who registers for the conference with an active date of the first day of the conference to the day prior to the following conference. This policy excludes institutional memberships.
Institutional membership applications must be accompanied with a list of the institutions members and contact information. Unless it coincides with the annual conference dates, institutional memberships will run 1 year from the month the payment is received.
The Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession (ACTP) — formerly the Association for the Tutoring Profession (ATP) — began in April 2003 as an idea to offer a network for tutors and tutor trainers that was unencumbered by corporate intrigue and independent from corporate interests. It was an idea that there should be an organization that offered a clearinghouse of ideas about tutoring and tutor training. The decisions listed below are difficult to order in terms of chronology since they evolved over a period of months and through a number of conference calls and electronic messages. However, by February 14, 2004 all of the concepts coalesced into the concrete whole now called the ACTP.
The founders of the ACTP — then ATP — are Ms. Darlene Buck, Dr. Ken Gattis, Dr. Jennifer Hurd, Ms. Darlene Kohrman, Ms. Arlene Krellwitz, Dr. Stephanie Marsh, Ms. Teri Mates, Ms. Beth Nikopoulos, Ms. Jane Pole, Dr. Jack Truschel, Ms. Kathy Schrader, Mr. Jim Valkenburg, Ms. Lynell Williams, Ms. Wendy Wilson, and Mr. Mike Zenanko.
This founding group of individuals who had been actively engaged in national organizations for many years communicated their mutual desire to develop an association that would be governed by and guided by its members. To ensure open governance, it was determined that the constitution and by-laws relating to the governing structure of the ACTP should be public and published on the ACTP website. In addition, guidelines of the responsibilities for each governance position were developed and published on the website.
The founding group determined that elections would be held at each year’s conference. Nominees would then be able to speak before the membership, and the members would be better able to acquaint themselves with the candidates and their perspectives. It was also determined that elections would be conducted at the meeting and the results made public before the end of the conference.
The conference, itself, would be scheduled yearly, beginning in Spring, 2005, and would offer a range of workshops and presentations that would bring information to tutors, coaches, tutor/coach trainers and administrators. In addition, with an eye toward budgetary constraints, it was also decided that a series of on-line workshops would be offered to supplement the yearly conference and bring training to participants the year round. These electronic workshops would be available to tutors and tutor trainers at a relatively low cost that would be applicable to tutoring and would generate credit toward ACTP certification.
All of the founders believe that certifying tutors and tutor trainers will bring rich rewards to the tutoring profession and to each tutorial program, so it was decided that certification would be offered through the ACTP. Criteria for tutor certification were developed with the assistance of the Arkansas Tutorial Association. There are three levels of certification—Associate, Advanced and Master Tutor. In addition, there are two levels of Tutor Trainer Certification—Tutor Trainer and Master tutor Trainer.
Another aspect of the ACTP is the development of a network of Chapters and Affiliates. Each state tutorial association that joins the ACTP as an affiliate or chapter will gain access to a network where any conference or workshop offered by the ACTP or any other chapter or affiliate will become available at the regular membership price with full member rights. In addition, each member of the chapter or affiliate will have the ACTP newsletter available, and will be able to attend the ACTP conference at the ACTP member price. This will allow for a broader range of opportunities for professional development.
The ACTP is a work in progress. In 2008 the membership voted to approve the ATP Foundation. The Foundation is currently developing a constitution and bylaws. The future direction of the association will be determined by the membership. Additionally, in 2018, the membership approved a name change to include peer coaching and academic coaching into the organization. The organization, now called the Association for the Coaching and Tutoring Profession (ACTP) has forthcoming coaching initiatives such as certification and professional development.
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Article I: Name and Authority
The name of this organization shall be the Association for the Coaching & Tutoring Profession, hereinafter referred to as ACTP.
Notwithstanding any other provisions of these articles, ACTP is organized exclusively for one or more of the purposes as specified in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 2003, and shall not carry on any activities not permitted to be carried on by an organization exempt from Federal income tax under IRC 501(c)(3) or corresponding provisions of any subsequent tax laws.
No part of the net earnings of ACTP shall inure to the benefit of any member, trustee, director, officer of ACTP, any private individual (except that reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered to or for the organization) or corporation. No member, trustee, corporation, officer of ACTP or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any of the organization’s assets upon dissolution of ACTP.
No substantial part of the activities of ACTP shall be carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation (except as otherwise provided by IRC 501(a) or participating in, or intervening in (including the publication or distribution of statements), any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidates for public office.
In the event of dissolution, all of the remaining assets and property of ACTP shall, after payment of necessary expenses thereof, be distributed to the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) and earmarked for use for student scholarships.
In any taxable year in which ACTP is a private foundation, as described in IRC 509(a),ACTP shall distribute its income for said period at such time and manner as not to subject it to tax under IRC 4942, and ACTP shall not (a) engage in any act of self-dealing as defined in IC 4941(d), (b) retain any excess business holdings as defined in IRC 4943 (c), (c) make any investments in such a manner as to subject the organization to tax under IRC 4944, or (d) make any taxable expenditures as defined in IRC 4945(d) or corresponding provisions of any subsequent Federal tax laws.
Article II: Mission and Goals
Mission: to provide a communication platform linking tutors, tutor coordinators, and administrators who are committed to the development of the independent learner
Article III: Membership
Membership is open to those individuals who are actively involved in tutoring or in tutoring program administration, or those who are otherwise interested in the purposes of ACTP.
A Regular Member shall be any person who pays the regular membership fee. A Student Tutor Member shall be any student who pays the Student Tutor membership fees.
All members in good standing shall be eligible to vote, hold office subject to the rules for the election of executive officers, or serve as standing committee members.
Membership dues shall be paid annually.
Article IV: Meetings
The annual meeting of the membership of ACTP shall be held each year at the annual conference.
Other meetings of the membership may be called by the President. Meetings shall be called by the President at the written request of three or more Executive Board members or at the written request of fifty Regular Members of ACTP.
Notification of all meetings other than the annual meeting shall be made in writing to all members at least one month prior to the meeting.
All members of ACTP have the right to attend all membership meetings, annual or special. They may also attend other than general meetings but only as non-voting observers.
Article V: Governance Structure
The general affairs and business of ACTP shall be conducted by the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall be responsible for interpreting and implementing policy actions adopted at the annual conference. The Executive Board shall also be responsible for generating policies deemed necessary between annual meetings, provided that such interim policies shall not abrogate the Constitution and By-laws of ACTP either in intent or by letter.
Article VI: Executive Board
Elected officers shall consist of President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Board shall be composed of the elected officers and Standing Committee Chairs. All members of the Executive Board are voting members.
The terms for all officers shall be one year. The President-Elect, beginning in 2012, shall be elected for a one-year term and serve successive one-year terms as President and Past President. The one-year term of the office of Secretary will begin in 2011 and every year thereafter. The one-year term of the office of Treasurer will begin in 2012 and every year thereafter. The office of the President-Elect will be eliminated and duties will be combined with the President-Elect position beginning in 2012.
Officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the Regular Members who respond by ballot.
Meetings of the Executive Board shall be designated regular or special. Regular meetings, shall be held not less often than twice each year, at a time and place designated by the President. Ad hoc meetings may be called by the President and shall be called at the written request of any three officers or chairpersons or combination thereof. All minutes shall be available to all members in good standing.
A majority of the members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.
By majority vote, the Executive Board may empower the President-Elect to take over the duties of the office of President in the event of a vacancy in the office of President. By a two-thirds majority, the Executive Board may appoint an Interim President to fill the position until the next regularly scheduled election, such action to supersede the President-Elect’s assumption of duties.
To honor those who support ACTP through hard work and leadership, Past-Presidents of the Association shall receive the title “Emeritus Member” and will receive Lifetime Membership to ACTP.
Article VII: Rules of Order
Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all meetings of ACTP, except where to do so would be inconsistent with the ACTP Constitution and By-laws.
In addition to ACTP meetings, business may be conducted by the Executive Board via email in order to facilitate responsive administration of the organization. Resolutions, amendments to the By-Laws, and amendments to the Constitution can be proposed by Executive Board members and voted on via email as long as such procedures are consistent with the ACTP Constitution and By-Laws. The By-Laws will contain provisions to ensure that these email legislative procedures are consistent with the spirit of Roberts Rules of Order.
Article VIII: Initiative, Referendum, and Recall
Any officer of ACTP may be recalled by means of a petition setting forth the recalled officer. Such petition shall be signed by one-sixth of the Regular Members of ACTP in attendance at the annual conference.
Any action or initiative, referendum or recall shall require a motion and a majority vote of the Regular Members or two-thirds of those Regular Members attending the annual conference.
Article IX: Amendments
Amendments to the Constitution or the By-laws may originate in the Constitution and By-laws Committee or be initiated by an individual Regular Member.
Any Regular Member may propose an amendment to the Constitution or the By-laws by sending the proposal to the Constitution and By-laws Committee.
The Constitution & By-Laws Committee will draft proposed amendments from any ACTP member in good standing in a format that can be voted on by the Executive Board. This format will include a brief description of the proposed change(s) and the proposed text of any affected sections of the Constitution and/or By-Laws.
Amendments to the Constitution, if approved by a 2/3 majority of Executive Board members, shall be forwarded to the Elections Committee for inclusion on a ballot.
Amendments to the Bylaws shall be adopted if approved by a 2/3 majority of Executive Board members. Changes to the Bylaws do not require membership ratification.
Amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws shall be adopted if brought before the membership at the annual conference and approved by two thirds of the Regular Members in attendance and voting.
Amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws shall be adopted if brought before the membership via electronic ballot and approved by two thirds of the Regular Members