Sources of Resolutions
Most resolutions originate with Association committees, boards, councils, special interest divisions, National Office staff, or other ad hoc committees or working groups. Resolutions may also originate with individual members of the Association. Resolutions are directed to the National Office, attention Board of Directors (BOD) Manager.
Members have the option of submitting resolutions for BOD consideration via the ASHA Web site. Members are asked to include contact information, an abstract, the RESOLVED statement(s), and the Rationale. Resolutions submitted via the Web site will be delivered to the Association Governance Operations Team (AGOT) staff. Based on the content of the resolution, AGOT will forward the resolution to the National Office staff member/unit who has the most information related to the resolution for development of the budget section, if needed.
Resolutions are submitted to an internal review team comprised of representatives from editorial services, budget, information services, planning, and the appropriate chief staff officer. After adjustments resulting from the review process have been made, the resolution is submitted to the BOD for consideration.
Action on Resolutions
Resolutions for Board of Directors (BOD) consideration are posted on the BOD's Collaboration Site. At the time of posting, a discussion period is defined and a voting period is identified. Following posting of a resolution, an e-mail message is sent to the BOD alerting Board members of the item for discussion.
In the event a Board member wishes to have face-to-face discussion of an issue, the member may move to have the resolution in question held for the next meeting of the BOD. Following an affirmative vote of the motion to hold a resolution for discussion, the resolution will be placed on the agenda for the next BOD meeting.
When voting has concluded, an e-mail message is sent to the BOD notifying the members of the result of the vote. Resolutions that have been acted upon by the BOD will be published in Minutes for the calendar year. These Minutes are posted on the ASHA Web site for member information.