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Dear EDC colleagues,
It is election time for the EDC Executive, and five (5) positions are involved:
- Vice-Chair Communications (Tommy Mayberry, our current interim, is willing to stand for this position)
- Vice-Chair Professional Development
- Vice-Chair Conferences
- Vice-Chair Awards & Recognition
For each, the term of office is two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, beginning at the EDC General Meeting held in June. Regular executive meetings are online.
The Nominations Committee would like to begin the process with an open call for nominations of individuals. Any member of the EDC 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 EDC;
- Verify that person’s willingness to stand;
- Ensure that the person is able to attend the EDC Annual General Meeting (at the annual EDC conference, usually in late February) and the EDC General Meeting (at the STLHE conference 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.
We also note that there is a growing recognition of the financial and other challenges for EDC members to attend both the STLHE and EDC conference each year. Possible ways to alleviate financial burden include the use of technology and a modest annual travel stipend.
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 pm EDT on Monday, April 19, 2021 (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 By-Laws of the EDC revised June 9, 2020 (https://edc.stlhe.ca/your-edc/bylaws_elections/):
7.3.3.Vice-Chair (Communications) whose term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, and who shall be responsible for facilitating communication and coordinating a clearinghouse for information concerning educational development
7.3.4.Vice-Chair (Professional Development) whose term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, and who shall be responsible for coordinating professional development opportunities, and organizing regular meetings
7.3.5.Vice-Chair (Conferences) whose term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, and who shall be responsible for coordinating the annual conference process in collaboration with the conference host, the Vice-Chair (Professional Development), and the EDC Executive
7.3.6.Vice Chair (Awards and Recognition) whose term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, and who shall be responsible for coordinating the EDC Awards, the EDC grant program, the EDC Accreditation program and the EDC bursaries
7.3.7.Secretary whose term of office shall be two years, with a maximum of two consecutive terms, and whose duties will be to record the minutes of meetings and to maintain other records of the Caucus, including the EDC membership list, as directed by the Executive
For more information about the executive positions of the EDC caucus, visit the website at: https://edc.stlhe.ca/your-edc/executive-coordinators-2/
Thank you for your interest and contributions to EDC. We look forward to hearing from you by Monday, April 19, 2021.
The EDC Nominations Committee