TAGSA Elections

The TAGSA SIG invites nominations for the following Executive Positions for the period of 2018-2020:

Chair: Term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Responsible for providing overall leadership, administering the SIG and ensuring the by-laws are followed, liaising with the STLHE, raising the profile of educational developers working with teaching assistants and graduate students, presiding over meetings, providing regular reports to the STLHE and coordinating special educational development initiatives.

Vice-Chair: Term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Responsible for supporting the Chair, assists with regular reports to the STLHE, helps coordinate professional development opportunities and organize regular meetings.

Secretary (Treasurer): Term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Duties will be to record the minutes of meetings and to maintain membership records and other records of the SIG as directed by the Executive. Responsible for outreach and communication to members via the SIG website and listserv. If/when a SIG budget is established, responsible for managing and reporting on the financial accounts of the SIG and the safe keeping of all financial documents of the SIG.

Secrétaire français: Term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms. Responsible for transmitting all major communications in French, for recruiting francophone members and for outreach to francophone communities and institutions across Canada.

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS

Six (6) Regional Members-at-large, who represent regions of Canada (and international regions as necessary) and who act as liaisons between the Executive and the SIG general membership, and vice versa. Areas requiring
representation include the following:

1. Eastern MAL (Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador)
2. Québec MAL
3. Ontario MAL
4. Central MAL (Saskatchewan, Manitoba)
5. Western MAL (Alberta, BC)
6. Northern MAL (Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)

Two (2) Student Member-at-large, who represent the concerns of graduate students and teaching assistants, and who act as liaisons between the Executive and the SIG general membership.

Webmaster: Duties include the maintenance and updating of the TAGSA web page and all related matters.

TIME COMMITMENT:

The time commitment for each position is very flexible, and will vary depending on the time of year and the amount of work the SIG decides to generate for itself! Ideally, the SIG Executive will meet as follows:

* One face-to-face meeting annually at the STLHE Conference
* When possible, one face-to-face meeting at EDC Winter Conference
* Eight virtual (i.e. web conference) meetings per year

NOMINATION PROCESS:

You can either volunteer yourself or nominate a colleague for any of the positions. If you are nominating someone, please ensure the individual is a member of STLHE, is committed to the SIG’s goals and has agreed to stand for election to a specific position. Please also note ALL positions are open to all members-in-good-standing of TAGSA (i.e., your membership in STLHE has been paid and is up-to-date).

Please volunteer for a position or nominate a colleague by emailing the following information to Nominations Chair for TAGSA, Lianne Fisher (lfisher@brocku.ca):

* Name of nominee
* Institution
* Email address
* Position of interest and why you would like this position
* Short bio (100-150 words)
* Digital photo (minimum 300 dpi, head and shoulders shot)

The submissions can be written in your preferred language of either French or English. Candidates do not campaign and so the written expression of interest, its translation (which will be done by STLHE), and photo posted on the STLHE website are the only ballot information available to members.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS OF NOMINATIONS: This call for nominations will close on Monday, April 30, 2018

For More Information,

Please visit the TAGSA webpage
https://tagsacanada.wordpress.com/

or contact Lianne Fisher at lfisher@brocku.ca