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STLHE Call for Nominations for the Board of Directors

Attention: Your nominations requested please by 13 May 2019 (4:30 P.M. Eastern)

It is election time for the STLHE Board of Directors and three (3) positions are involved:

  1. Secretary
  2. Chair of the Standing Committee for Partnerships
  3. Chair of the Standing Committee for Bilingualism Advocacy

For each, the term of office is three years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms.

The Nominations Committee would like to begin the process with an open call for nominations of individuals. Any member of the STLHE may also self-nominate. To nominate a candidate, we ask that you do the following:

  • Check that the person is a member-in-good-standing of the STLHE;
  • Verify that person’s willingness to stand;
  • Ensure that the person is able to attend the STLHE Annual General Meeting in person (at the annual STLHE conference, usually in June); and
  • Confirm with the individual that she/he is aware that the time and expenses associated with these meetings is the responsibility of the incumbent and that, if they think it important, they should seek institutional support for this work from their direct supervisor.

Once you have confirmed that the person is willing and able to make this commitment, please email the Nominations Committee with your nomination before 4:30 P.M. Eastern by Monday, 13 May 2019 (contact information below). Each candidate will then be asked to submit a photograph, short biography, and statement indicating their interest in the position (maximum 250 words) in the language(s) of his/her choice.

Position descriptions from


The Secretary (Article 7.5 – Secretary) is a Director and Officer of the Society and is responsible for governance, including Bylaws and Policies, of the Society: is the custodian of all non-financial books, papers, records, documents and other instruments of the Society, including those required for compliance with the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act; is the custodian of the seal of the Society, and performs other duties as required by the Board.

For meetings of the Board, Executive and Nominations Committees, Annual General Meeting and Special meetings of members, the Secretary consults with the President on the meeting agenda, distributes the agenda and supporting documents to the members, attends these meetings, advises on appropriate process and procedure during the meeting, and prepares minutes for distribution to attending members. For Board meetings the Secretary prepares an Executive Summary of the meeting for the members of the Society.

The Secretary is responsible for insuring the STLHE Membership Centre’s list of members is current and accurate and coordinates the use of the list for announcements by the Executive and Nominations Committee, Board, and Affiliated Groups including notices of meeting, posting of open positions within the Society or any of its Affiliated Groups, publication of the STLHE email blasts, and any other notifications to members as required by the Board. The Secretary is responsible for keeping the STLHE Website current and accurate through consultation with the Board, Chairs of Standing Committees and Affiliated Groups of the Society. (Policy 4.4 – Secretary)

Chair of the Standing Committee for Partnerships

The general responsibilities of the Chair (who is a Director on the STLHE Board) and the Standing Committee are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to consult with the President, Vice-President and Board to maintain, and when appropriate, develop new partnerships with external organizations that are mutually beneficial to both organizations by setting long short and long term goals for each partnership. These partnerships are formed by negotiating letters of agreement (LOA) for partnerships not involving financial considerations and memoranda of understanding (MOU) for partnerships with financial considerations and payments to the Society. The Chair is typically the first contact for these groups. The Chair is also responsible for the implementation of “Policy 7 – Sponsorships, Affiliations, and Partnerships” which involves updating, subject to approval from the Board, the criteria, conditions and benefits of being a Society Sponsor. Within the Society the Chair is responsible for the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) of the Society. (Policy 2.2)

Chair of the Standing Committee for Bilingualism Advocacy

The general responsibilities of the Chair (who is a Director on the STLHE Board) and the Standing Committee are, along with any other duties authorized by the Board, to promote and facilitate the participation of Francophone Post-Secondary Educators from across Canada in the activities of the Society through a network of Francophone Colleagues. The Chair is the Society’s ambassador at learning events/activities in Francophone venues across Canada and, where possible, overseas quality in existing bilingual communications of the Society and spearheads projects that would further the Society’s Francophone presence. The Chair and members of the Standing Committee are responsible for raising the profile of the Francophone members within the Society and the bilingual profile of the Society to the Canadian Post-secondary community.(Policy 2.4)

For more information about STLHE By-laws, policies, and governance, visit the website at:

Thank you for your interest and contributions to STLHE. We look forward to hearing from you by Monday, 13 May 2019.

The STLHE Nominations Committee:
Tim Loblaw (
Andrea Webb (
Mandy Frake-Mistak (

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