Important – Changes to NADP Membership & Affiliation

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Dear Members and Affiliates,

As outlined at our last AGM, over the past year the NADP Operations Manager and Directors have been reviewing our membership structure and fees. Now that we have completed our office reorganisation and the move from paper to digital format, we are in a position to implement our conclusions.

Structure

We found some inconsistencies in the way the membership criteria are described and applied and we also recognise that we need to respond to the unprecedented changes in the sector.

Many universities and colleges have responded to these sector changes by introducing a variety of new roles charged with responsibility for the development of inclusive practice. Some are located within disability services, some in education development areas but all would benefit from membership of NADP. However, they may currently be excluded by the narrow definitions of our membership criteria and Mission Statement.

Action: We have agreed to widen our Mission Statement to cover inclusivity practitioners and to reflect this in our membership criteria.

We have also decided to change our ‘institutional membership’ category so that it provides clarity for those organisations requesting membership who do not have degree-awarding powers.

Action: We have agreed to re-define the Full Membership category to include not-for-profit organisations and charities who fit our criteria for membership. This category will now be termed: Full Membership – Educational and not-for-profit organisations.

We are always very grateful for the invaluable support of our affiliates who agree with our mission statement and work with us to promote our aims. However, many of the people working within such organisations are currently working with students studying at many of our member institutions. These workers and many of our current Institutional Members would benefit from them being able to access our revamped Accreditation Scheme and demonstrate their quality of provision, but they are currently excluded from doing so. This category will continue to consist of businesses and commercial enterprises which operate on a for-profit basis.

Action: We have agreed to rename this category ‘NADP Associates’ and allow their employees, who otherwise fit our criteria for individual membership, to access the NADP Accreditation Scheme. However, as non-members, they continue to be unable to vote on internal affairs or hold elected office within NADP.

Fees

Our membership fees have remained static for several years and as outlined at the last AGM, we have now agreed some increases to start with the new financial year on 1st April 2017. Full details are listed below.

To note

We also want to let you know that we are planning further discussion of other potential membership and associate benefits which we hope to talk to you about at Annual Conference in June. Furthermore, now that all those previously registered with the Accreditation Scheme have completed the process, we are also hopeful of describing the changes to the Scheme, and plans for its re-introduction.

We hope this is clear and that you are pleased with the changes we have made. Please don’t hesitate to contact the NADP Office on admin@nadp-uk.org with any comments or questions. These will be fully discussed by the Directors and the Operations team at our strategic planning event at the end of April.

All changes will start to be implemented from Monday 20th February 2018 for new members and associates. However, current members and affiliates will not see an immediate change. We will be in further contact with those organisations directly affected by these changes as and when their membership/affiliation comes up for renewal.

Best regards

Lynn

Lynn Wilson AMNADP
Operations Manager, National Association of Disability Practitioners Ltd.


Full Details of Changes to NADP Mission Statement and Membership Structure/fees

These changes are also available on appropriate sections of the NADP website

Mission Statement

NADP is committed to improving the professional development and status of disability and inclusivity practitioners in further and higher education.

NADP aims to promote excellence in the quality and consistency of support services provided for disabled students and disabled staff.

Section 1: Full Membership – Individual

Includes retired members and international members
Includes self-employed, freelance and those who run a small business

Full individual membership is open to all specialist staff who support disabled students and staff and/or work towards inclusivity in tertiary education. Retired members consist of those members who have previously worked with this sector and who wish to stay in contact and support the association. This membership is non-transferable.

Benefits

• One vote
• Eligible to stand for any elected office within NADP
• One access to the JISCMail support network
• One access to the subscribers’ area of the website
• Ability to access the NADP Accreditation Scheme (when available)
• Accredited members have the opportunity to be listed on the NADP website
• Reduced rate of entry to NADP events and conferences
Membership fees:
• Full individual membership for UK and EU £90
• Retired membership £50
• International membership £50

Section 2: Full Membership – Educational and not-for-profit organisations

Includes colleges, universities, not-for-profit educational companies and education charities provided they fit the definition for membership.

Full educational membership covers a set number of named individuals employed by the member organisation. Each named place is open to all specialist staff who support disabled students and staff and/or work towards inclusivity in tertiary education.

Benefits

• One vote per named individual on the membership
• All named individuals are eligible to stand for any elected office within NADP
• One access per named individual to the JISCMail support network
• One access for the Head of Disability Service in each HEI to the JISCMail Heads of Service support network
• One access per named individual to the subscribers’ area of the website
• All named individuals may access the NADP Accreditation Scheme (when available)
• All named individuals are entitled to a reduced rate of entry to NADP events and conferences
• The member organisation can vary the designated individuals as required.
• Ability to access the NADP Service Accreditation Scheme (when available)
• All member universities will be listed on the NADP website

Membership fees:

• Up to two named members £150 per annum
• Up to five named members £290
• Up to ten named members £500
• Up to fifteen named members £650
• Up to twenty named members £750
• Over twenty named members £750 plus £10 per member

Section 3: Association with NADP

Association is open to businesses and commercial enterprises who support NADP’s mission statement; who deliver goods or services to those in the tertiary sector; and who operate on a for-profit basis.

Association with NADP covers a set number of named individuals employed by the associated organisation.

Benefits

• One access per named individual to the JISCMail support network
• One access per named individual to the subscribers’ area of the website
• All named individuals may access the NADP Accreditation Scheme if they are working directly with disabled students or disabled staff at the tertiary level (when available)
• All named individuals are entitled to a reduced rate of entry to NADP events and conferences
• Reduced rate for sponsorship opportunities such as exhibitors stalls at conference
• The associate organisation can vary the designated individuals as required.

Notes:
• Associates are not considered members of NADP
• Associates do not have the ability to vote
• Associates are not eligible to stand for any elected office within NADP although they may be invited to advise the Board of Directors on specific items of interest

Associate Fees:

• Individual £140
• Up to two named associates £250
• Up to five named associates £500
• Up to ten named associates £750
• Up to fifteen named associates £1000
• Please contact the NADP office for more information concerning Associate fees for larger number of employees