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 3-5 rotating off the group each year, based on appointment date. 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 may 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:

For the Planning Committee:
• Three to five (3-5) new members to replace those with expiring terms.
•A new Chair-Elect, to be chosen from among the new members and will become Chair of the Committee.

For the Nominations Committee:
• Three to four (3-4) new members to replace those with expiring terms.
•A new Chair-Elect, to be chosen from among the new members and will become Chair of 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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