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STLHE Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

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The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) invites nominations for the following position on its Board of Directors.

Chair of the Standing Committee for Student Advocacy
The general responsibilities of the Chair and the Standing Committee, are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to represent the voices of students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions by endeavouring to ensure support for them, and their involvement with the Society. The Chair brings to the Board the ideas and concerns of students regarding their learning experiences in higher education, and works with the Board to ensure that students comprise an active group within the pursuits and decisions of the STLHE.

The Board of Directors and your role
The STLHE Board of Directors is often described as a “working board.” This means its members not only lead the organization but develop capacity amongst STLHE members by coordinating working teams to accomplish the tasks of each Standing Committee. Possessing an internal sense of commitment and developing a consistent allocation of time to your portfolio will be critical to moving the important work of the Society forward.
 
If you are willing to take on this kind of exciting challenge, we strongly recommend you contact the current Chair to get an idea of the position. A complete listing of the Board of Directors and their contact information is available on the STLHE website.
 
Term of Office: The term of office is three years, beginning in June 2017 and ending in June 2020.
 
Position Requirements:

  • You are an STLHE member-in-good-standing.
  • Your work experience is aligned with the vision and goals of STLHE.
  • You are willing to lead and be part of a team.
  • Your oral communication skills in both languages are encouraged and, if lacking, we will support the development of language skills as necessary.
  • You are a current student in good standing at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the duration of the term (if the Chair, Standing Committee for Student Advocacy, completes their studies during their term, they are expected to step down).

Meetings: Typically, there are two scheduled face-to-face meetings of the Board of Directors each year; one at the STLHE Annual Conference (usually in June) and the second at the EDC Annual Conference (usually in February). Between these meetings, the Board’s business is primarily conducted by monthly videoconference and email. For more information, read the Society’s bylaws and the Society’s Policies.
 
Nomination Process: If you are interested in this position or know of a good candidate, please consider making a nomination. Self-nominations will be accepted.

  • Submit a photo and a brief 250-word expression of interest indicating your relevant experience, skills and motivation for the position. Your expression of interest can be written in your preferred language of either French or English, and the Society will prepare the translation into the other language.
  • Send your package by email to the Chair of the Nominations Committee.

Please note that candidates do not campaign and the written expression of interest, its translation, and photo are the only ballot information available to members.

Deadline and Confirmation: The deadline for nominations is 10 April 2017. The Chair of the STLHE Nominations Committee will contact the candidate by email to acknowledge and confirm the receipt of their nomination to the Board of Directors.
 
Questions? Any questions can be directed to Rob Cassidy. This is a very exciting time in the Society’s history and you will join a very passionate and talented group of people. Please help us improve student learning and the status of teaching in Canada.
 
Nominating Committee (alphabetical order):

  • Rob Cassidy, Concordia University
  • Sunita Chowrira, University of British Columbia
  • Alp Oran, University of Ottawa

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