TAGSA Elections

The TAGSA SIG invites nominations for the following Executive Positions:

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: Eastern Canada, Quebec, Ontario, Prairies and Northern Canada, Western Canada.

1. Eastern MAL‹Maritimes, Newfoundland
2. Québec MAL
3. Ontario MAL
4. Central MAL‹Saskatchewan, Manitoba
5. Western MAL‹Alberta, BC
6. Northern MAL‹Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut

Two 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 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 Erin Aspenlieder – easpenli@uoguelph.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)

**Deadline

This call for nominations will close on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. PST.

For More Information

Please visit the TAGSA webpage

Or contact Erin Aspenlieder at easpenli@uoguelph.ca