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Open Call for Nominations for President-Elect & Executive Secretary

Call for Nominations

AECT PRESIDENT-ELECT & EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

 

Current members of AECT are invited to submit a nomination to the Nominations Committee for the offices of:

  •     President-Elect
  •     Executive Secretary

to stand for election in January 2022.

For President-Elect, if elected, will serve as President-Elect Designate immediately and President-Elect of AECT for a 1-year term beginning at the October 2022 Convention in Las Vegas. This is a three-year commitment with differing responsibilities each year: one year as President-Elect (2022-23), one year as President (2023-24), and one year as Immediate Past President and liaison to the AECT Foundation (2024-25). See a full description of responsibilities for each position at the bottom of this message.

For Executive Secretary, if elected, will serve as Executive Secretary of AECT for a 3-year term beginning at the October 2022 convention in Las Vegas and continuing through October 2025. See a full description of responsibilities at the bottom of this message.

For either position, eligibility for nomination is stated from the AECT By-laws as:

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.

 

Nominations are to be submitted to Michael M. Grant (Chair of the Nominations Committee)
via
the form at https://forms.gle/1o1QRSCrJeCRrW6X6
no later than February 21, 2021. Self-nominations are encouraged.

 

To be considered, nominations must include:

     •  Name, email address, and contact phone number of the nominator (if not self-nominated).
     •  Name, email address, and contact phone number for the nominee.
     •  Confirmation 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 Michael M. Grant at michaelmgrant@sc.edu .

Share in your professional networks with http://bit.ly/aect-noms-2021 

 

 

From Section II Governance of the Manual of AECT Policies & Other Helpful Information (April 2016)

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT DESIGNATE

While not yet a voting member of the Board of Directors, the President-Elect Designate assumes a number of responsibilities upon her or his election. Specifically, the President-Elect Designate: (1) Recommends members for the National Nominating Committee to the President. (2) Represents the Association as requested by the President and the organization. (3). Attends, when time permits, executive committee and board meetings.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT

Program Development and Implementation: The President-Elect has responsibility for preparing for the program development role he or she will assume when President. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: (1) Participates in convention program planning. (2) Facilitates program planning and implementation activities of the President, committees, and staff as mutually agreeable. (3) Serves as a clearing-house for positive and negative suggestions from the field and discusses their implications for program with the President, Board and Executive Director.

 

Management: The President-Elect has responsibility for implementing Board policies specifically assigned to the President-Elect. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: (1) Serves on the Executive Committee. (2) Serves as ex-officio member of the Leadership Development Committee and attends any leadership development conference held under the Leadership Development Committee's sponsorship.

 

Internal-External Relations and Promotion: The President-Elect has responsibility for supporting the President in monitoring appropriate Association relations with Regions, Affiliates, Divisions, and other organizations as mutually agreeable. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: (1) Represents the Association at state and regional meetings as requested by the President and the organization. (2) Represents the Association with other organizations at the request of the President.

 

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 PAST-PRESIDENT

Program Development and Implementation: Following his or her tenure as President, the Past President has responsibility for sharing perceptions of Association program development with the Board of Directors and the staff. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: (1) During tenure as Past-President, serve in an advisory role to the President, President-Elect, and Executive Director. (2) At termination of tenure as Immediate Past-President, prepare a “think piece” reflecting on AECT, its problems, potentials, directions, and so forth.

 

Management: The Past-President has responsibility, through the President, for implementing specifically assigned policies. Selected examples of the activities related to this responsibility include: (1) Chair the National Nominating Committee meeting. (2) Circulate candidacy forms for positions as AECT officer and Executive Secretary to the Board of Directors and, in cooperation with the Executive Director, prepare the ballot for the election. (3) Coordinate new board member orientation at the AECT Summer Conference. (4) Serves on the Executive Committee.

 

Internal-External Relations and Promotion: The Past-President has responsibility for supporting the President in maintaining appropriate association with Regions, Affiliates, and Divisions, as mutually agreed upon by the President and President-Elect. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: (1) Attend Regional or State Affiliate meetings at the request of the President. (2) Represent the Association as a liaison to the Board of Trustees of the ECT Foundation.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

During the three-year tenure of office, the Executive Secretary monitors the financial affairs of the Association, serves as a liaison between the AECT staff and the Board of Directors regarding financial matters, and records and collects official minutes and records of all meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The Executive Secretary should be involved in the decision-making processes of the Association with regard to program development and internal-external relations, but primarily serves in the role of records management.

 

Specific duties of the Executive Secretary should include the following items, and any other related activities requested by the Board: (1) Serves on the Executive Committee. (2) Records the official minutes of all Board of Directors and Executive Committee meetings and disseminate them to the Board of Directors and the Executive Director. (3) Serves as the advisor of record to the Board of Directors regarding prior official actions taken by the Board. (4) Acts as counselor/advisor to the newly elected Executive Secretary for the balance of the fiscal year after the newly elected officer assumes the office.

 

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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