The following represent the current standing committees in AARC. If you are interested in joining one of these committees please contact the chair of that committee listed below. New members are always welcome.
Promotes training and best practices in counseling assessment in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Jillian Blueford.
Bylaws and Ethics
Oversees the adherence and revision of the by-laws, as well as ethical concerns and considerations related to the practice of counseling, assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and research. The current chair for this committee is Cassie Storlie.
Organizes and plans the national assessment conference for AARC. The committee chair for the 2023 national assessment conference is Laura Smith. The committee co-chairs for the 2024 national assessment conference are Matt Nice and Rachel Jacoby.
Nominations and Elections Committee
Oversees the nomination and election of AARC members to leadership positions including placements on the Executive Council. The committee is composed of the previous three AARC past-Presidents and the current Chair is Madeline Clark.
Past-Presidents Advisory Council
Consortium of Association past-presidents that provides informed perspectives about present activities and initiatives to the current Executive Council. The current chair of this council is Donna Gibson.
Public Policy and Advocacy Committee
Supports efforts to advocate for public policies and legislation that advance the ethical use of assessment, research, and evaluation by counselors. The current co-chairs for this committee are Danielle Pester and Andrew Wood.
Promotes training and best practices in counseling research in accordance with the AARC mission. The current chair of the committee is Nathanial Ivers.
Specialty Standards and Statements
Collaborates with ACA divisions to provide, advise, and facilitate the formation of standards and statements related to the interests, mission, and purpose of AARC. The current chair for this committee is Clark Ausloos.
Supported Scholarship Programs
Responsible for providing oversight of the submission and selection of the sponsored research grants. The current co-chairs for this committee are Jamie Stickl and Dodie Limberg.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice
Responsible for providing oversight of issues of diversity related to the purpose of AARC as indicated in the AARC by-laws. The current chair for this committee is Jyotsana Sharma.
What Our Members Are Saying
As a member of AARC for over 10 years, I have had the opportunity to network and collaborate with emerging and seasoned scholars who are interested in advancing the world of research, program evaluation, assessment, and diagnosis to benefit counselors and their clients. I believe I am a stronger researcher and evaluator due to my membership and the benefits it affords. AARC is a great way to get involved in this profession, no matter your degree of "expertise" in assessment and research!”Danica G. Hays, PhD, LPC, NCC
Individual Service Appointments
Emerging Leader Program Co-chairs
Coordinates developmental and mentoring experiences for graduate students and new professionals who are interested in professional development and growth through AARC. The current co-chairs are Charmayne Adams and Kelly Emelianchik-Key.
Supportive liaison for issues involving use of assessment and testing practices in counseling and education. The current representative is Lori Ellison.
Social Media Co-chairs
Promotes the web-based footprint of member activities that are consistent with the interests, mission, and purpose of AARC. The current co-chairs for this committee is Lindsay Lundeen.
Manages and updates information on the AARC website. The current web manager is Alex Fields.