Phase 4 of the name change process is almost done!
Process and timeline for the name change process.
The Name Change Committee is conducting the following four phase process:
Phase 1: Determine whether exploring a name change has the backing of the membership.
This phase was completed at the Annual Conference at Clemson in July, 2012.
Phase 2: Choose a new name democratically.
This phase will be carried out in Rounds during February and March of 2013.
Round 1 - Completed February 4–14, 2013. We solicited name ideas with rationales.
Round 2 - Completed February 18–March 1, 2013. Members received an e-mail with a link where they rated a compiled list of names from Round 1 with the accompanying rationales, and added comments if they wished. This resulted in a list of the 10 most popular suggested names.
Round 3 - Completed March 4–15, 2013. Members received an e-mail with a link where they:
1) rated the top ten names from Round 2 with their accompanying rationales; and
2) added comments, if they wished.
Round 4 - Completed March 19–29, 2013. Members received an e-mail with a link where they ranked the top three names (with their accompanying rationales) that were determined in Round 3, and they added comments if they wished. In order to assure the most favorable/least objectionable name was selected from the final three top rated names, the name change committee asked for a "ranking" rather than a "rating." Known as "Instant Runoff Voting," this ranking system assures a single name is selected that has the most support from survey participants.
Here are links to documents from the Name Change Task Force that were produced during Phase 2:
Ranking Tabulation from Phase 2, Round 4
Comments for adopting Graphic Communications Education Association
Comments for retaining International Graphic Arts Education Association
Comments from the "Final Comments" Section
Any member in good standing who wanted to participate in selecting a potential new name was required to have an e-mail address to receive the survey links, so they were reminded to update their IGAEA web site profile.
Phase 3: Vote on changing the organizational name to the choice detemined in Phase 2 or keeping our current name.
This voting occurred in June 2013, at the same time as the election of next year's officers.
The vote was to:
1) keep the existing IGAEA name or
2) adopt the top rated potential new name of: Graphic Communicatuions Education Association
With a supermajority of the votes cast, the IGAEA membership voted to adopt the new name of
the Graphic Communications Education Association.
Phase 4: Implementation
Implementation of the new name will be carried out in 2013 through 2014. This will include transitioning to our new identity with our name change to Graphic Communications Education Association, DBA (Doing Business As) paperwork, branding activities, a new logo, web site, etc. You can still reach us at igaea.org and also at GCEAonline.org. For now, both URLs will direct you to the same site.
Click the adjacent link to download a PDF of the details of the name change process.
The_IGAEA_Name_Change_Initiative.Version3a.pdf 66.01 Kb
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