National Assembly Councils
Each of the three national assemblies — Academic, College Scholarship Service, Guidance and Admissions — is led by a governing council of representatives from member institutions. The assembly councils manage the affairs of the assemblies and advise the Board of Trustees and the president of the College Board on matters of concern to the assemblies.
You can view the members of the councils by following the links on the right.
National Assembly Council Elections
Later this year the national nominating committees will select candidates for positions on the Guidance and Admission Assembly Council and the College Scholarship Service Assembly Council. The committees are in search of experienced professionals from both secondary and higher education. Please think about colleagues from College Board member institutions who are knowledgeable about College Board programs and services and who would be able to represent other members in the councils' deliberations. Individuals who have been active volunteers in College Board regional activities might be particularly well qualified for nomination.
To help you determine whether one of these roles may be right for you, we have produced a frequently asked questions document. If you have further questions, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-713-8272.
Please use the Candidate Nomination Form, available on the right of this page, to submit a candidate for consideration by the appropriate nominating committee. You will also need to submit the candidate's resume and a brief (400–500 word) statement about why you believe this individual should be nominated for a position.
Academic Advisory Committees
The Academic Assembly Council is advised by Academic Advisory Committees whose members are leaders in their disciplinary fields of study. They represent the full range of secondary schools and higher education institutions and the diversity of student populations served by College Board programs and services.
The seven Academic Advisory Committees have drafted frameworks that aim to elaborate the philosophy, guiding principles and standards for creating the instructional materials, assessments and professional development products we envision for the College Board's middle and high school development initiative.
The Role of Design Frameworks
- Frameworks provide a common language for describing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be taught and measured in these instructional activities.
- Frameworks guide instructional design teams as they identify the complimentary sets of prior knowledge, skills and abilities underlying successful performance in these courses — the habits of mind that, in turn, provide the basis for creating content and performance standards.
- Frameworks deepen our insights into what to teach and what we want students to learn by identifying and clarifying the particular variables underlying successful learning and achievement.
- Frameworks provide a principled approach for creating derivatives of the product line and connecting these products and services to other College Board programs. This is a culmination of increasingly enhanced understanding with respect to how course content aligns with standards of learning, the ability to design instructional activities and materials, development and scoring assessments and the preparation of educators.
- Frameworks permit consensus-making around the content and performance standards that are at the heart of curricula. This is accomplished by taking the mystery out of what is taught, what is tested, and what teachers need to know and be able to do to promote student learning.
The Academic Advisory Committees also provide guidance to the College Board's Office of Academic Initiatives. Find out about each discipline and the members of the committees: