AASCU Spouses/Partners Call for Nominations Form

AASCU Spouses/Partners are invited to submit peer and/or self nominations of individuals for consideration to serve on the AASCU Spouse/Partner Planning Committee or the Nominations Committee.

Leadership Committees: Structure and Role

Spouse/Partner Planning Committee
The Spouse/Partner Planning Committee oversees the planning and implementation of AASCU’s programs and resources for the spouses/partners of member presidents and chancellors. The Committee consists of 11 spouses who serve staggered two-year terms, with 5 rotating off the group each year. The Spouse Program Liaison (Mickey Howard, spouse of the AASCU President), the Planning and Outreach Coordinator (Judy Ingle), and by courtesy, the spouse/partner of the Board Chair will serve as ex officio members of the Planning Committee.

The structure of the AASCU Spouse/Partner Program envisions a member-driven selection process in which Committee members are chosen by the spouses/partners themselves, with the assistance of a small Nominations Committee of presidential spouses/partners. The Nominations Committee mechanism is intended to provide a selection process that is open and transparent and encourages all spouses/partners to participate, without the potential awkwardness of a direct “popularity contest” election.

Provide leadership and oversight for all programs and activities serving AASCU’s Spouse/Partner network. Consults with Spouse/Partner Program Coordinator on content and format of meeting sessions and helps in session facilitation as needed.

Helps to engage spouses/partners in AASCU activities and to reach out to spouses of new members Meeting Pattern

Meets in-person twice a year (at Summer Council and Annual Meeting) and monthly meetings via teleconference as necessary.

11 members serve 2 year terms; half rotate annually
3 ex-officio members
• Planning Coordinator (ongoing term)
• Liaison (ongoing term)
• Spouse/Partner of Chair of the AASCU Board – if applicable (one year term)

Nominations Committee
The Nominations Committee consists of seven (7) members chosen from among spouses/partners who have been active in the Spouse/Partner Program and thus likely to know a broad cross-section of the membership. Committee members will serve staggered two-year terms, with three (3) to four (4) rotating off each year.

The Nominations Committee is responsible for developing an annual slate of candidates for the
following positions:

• Five (5) new Planning Committee members to replace those with expiring terms.
•A new Chair-Elect of the Planning Committee, to be chosen from among the five new members and will become Chair of the Committee during their second year of service.
• Three to four (3-4) new members of the Nominations Committee.
•A new Chair from the Nominations Committee members continuing on the Committee.

Develops the slate of candidates recommended for new positions on the Spouse/Partner Planning Committee and Nominations Committee each year, based on recommendations solicited from the full membership.

Meeting Pattern
Meets twice a year (in person at Summer Council and Annual Meeting) to fulfill duties; and as needed (via teleconference) if vacancies occur.

For additional information, please contact:

Danita Young
Meetings Program Manager
(202) 478-4677

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