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Call For Nominations - Due April 15th

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
 
AECT President-Elect (2019-2020) & AECT Executive Secretary (2019-2022)
 
Current members of AECT are invited to submit a nomination* to the Nominations Committee for the two offices of President-Elect and Executive Secretary to stand for election in January 2019 and, if elected, to begin service beginning at the Fall 2020 AECT International Convention.
  
The member elected as President of AECT for a 1-year term. This is a three-year commitment with differing responsibilities each year: one year as President-elect (2019-20), one year as President (2020-21), and one year as Immediate Past President and liaison to the AECT Foundation (2021-22). 

The member elected as Executive Secretary will serve a three-year term (2019-2022).

From the AECT By-laws:
 
6.4. Eligibility. The Nominating Committee shall determine the eligibility of nominees and ascertain that all the nominees for any office are willing to stand for office.  Eligibility shall consist of membership in the Association.

6.5. Restrictions. Individuals selected to be on the ballot in the general association election for President-Elect and/or Executive Secretary may not simultaneously be candidates for election to the Board or a Division.

From Section II Governance of the Manual of AECT Policies & Other Helpful Information (April 2016): 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRESIDENT

Program Development and Implementation: The President has responsibility for planning short-term program development and ensuring with the Board, continuance of long-range plans. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: 1. Establish and facilitate the work of committees and task forces. 2. Work with the Executive Director in implementing suggested programs.

Management: The President has responsibility for management of governance meetings and of tasks specifically assigned to the President by the Board of Directors. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: 
 
1. Serve as the primary representative of the Board with regard to oversight of the National Headquarters Office, including selection, evaluation, and contract negotiations with the Executive Director. 
2. Draft the agenda for Board meetings with assistance from the Executive Director and Executive Committee. 
3. Chair governance meetings. 
4. Appoint committee members and chairpersons in coordination with the President-Elect. 
5. Solicit committee reports and budget requests.  
6. Serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of all AECT committees. 
7. Assign board members their liaison role for reporting purposes. 
8. Chair the Executive Committee. 
9. Prepare and present an annual report to the membership.

Internal-External Relations and Promotion: The President has major responsibility during his or her tenure for Association relations with Regions, Affiliates, and task forces. Specific responsibilities may be delegated to the President-Elect, Past President, and Executive Director as mutually agreeable. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: 
 
1. Speak at Regional, State Affiliate or International meetings. 
2. Advise Regions and Affiliates regarding their specific concerns.
3. Gather information from the field.

 
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY
 
The specific duties of the Executive Secretary shall be as prescribed by the Board of Directors. The Executive Secretary shall be elected for a term of three (3) years and shall hold office until their successors are elected and shall qualify. 
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*Nominations are to be submitted to Brad Hokanson (Chair of the Nominations Committee and immediate AECT Past-President) via email (brad@umn.edu) no later than April 15, 2018. Self-nominations will not be considered. To be considered, nominations must include:
 
• Name, email address, and contact phone number of the nominator.
• Name, email address, and contact phone number for the nominee.
• Statement from the nominator that the nominee has been contacted and has approved the submission of his or her name for consideration by the Nominating Committee.

Questions may also be addressed to Brad Hokanson at brad@umn.edu.
 
AECT is a professional organization that does not tolerate discriminatory treatment, in whole or part, based on a person's race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


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