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Submit a Nomination for a Special Interest Group Coordinating Committee

The Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are accepting nominations for their 2022–2024 Coordinating Committee (CC) elected vacancies. CC members, with the exception of the appointed Editor and Professional Development Manager, are elected by a plurality vote of the affiliates in the respective SIG.

Nominate yourself or another qualified affiliate to be considered for an upcoming vacancy by March 29, 2021. 

Volunteer Responsibilities

The SIG CCs are responsible for leading the SIGs and their activities—such as overseeing the development of Perspectives content, coordinating SIG-developed continuing education opportunities, and contributing to policy and advocacy matters—and ensuring that they operate within established programmatic guidelines [PDF]. CC Members are expected to follow the roles and responsibilities specified by the Board of Special Interest Group Coordinators (BSIGC) and actively contribute to the success of the SIG. Below are some of the general expectations of a CC Member.

  • Serve at least a 3-year term. 
  • Serve in a leadership role and become familiar with ASHA and SIG volunteer leader resources.
  • Attend CC meetings.
  • Contribute as an active participant in committee meetings and conference calls.
  • Maintain regular communication with fellow CC members.
  • Advocate for the SIGs and the professions. 
  • Spend at least 5 hours a month on CC work.

See the Volunteer Leaders section of the SIG Volunteer Handbook [PDF], pages 21–27, for more information about CC member roles and responsibilities. 

NOTE: There may also be SIG-specific expectations or responsibilities; that information will be provided by the CCs via their respective online affiliate communities. 

Guidelines

  • The term nominated for is from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2024.
  • Both the nominator and the nominee must be members in good standing (i.e., current ASHA members with no current ethics violations) and current affiliates of the SIG for which the nomination is being submitted. 
    • ASHA Members (including those who joined SIGs as doctoral students) are eligible to submit nominations for the CC of all SIGs with which they are affiliated. However, individuals can only run for and serve on one SIG CC at any given time.
    • ASHA International Affiliates, ASHA Associates, and NSSLHA Students are not eligible to nominate, vote, or hold office.  

Nomination Process

Nomination Submissions

Names of potential candidates must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m., ET, Monday, March 29, 2021, to be eligible for consideration. 

  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged. 
  • If you are eligible to nominate for multiple SIG CCs, a separate nomination form must be submitted for each SIG.

TIP: Use the ASHA Community to search for colleagues within your SIG.

Nominee Notifications

Individuals nominated by the date above will be contacted and given until Friday, April 9, to accept their nominations. 

  • Nominees will be asked to provide information about their volunteer activities and service to the professions, as well a link to their ASHA Community profiles.
  • Nominees should make sure their profiles are complete and up-to-date with information they would like to share with colleagues (education, work history, photo, etc.).

Reminder: You can determine what information is visible to others by changing the privacy settings on your ASHA Community Profile.

Committee Review and Slate Selection

The respective SIG CC will review all valid nominations (see guidelines above) to determine the slate of candidates for the election.

Reminders

Please send questions regarding SIG Coordinating Committee nominations to SIGs@asha.org.

Deadline: Nominations must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m., ET, Monday, March 29, 2021. 

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