Disability Knowledge Community - Elections Nominations Committee Information

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September 12, 2017

We are is soliciting nominations of members to serve as the next Chair, or Co-chairs, for NASPA’s Disability Knowledge Community. The KC Chair is elected for a three-year term: one year (March, 2018-March 2019) as KC Chair-/Co-chair-elect and two years (March 2019-March 2021) as KC Chair/Co-chairs. Please view the full National KC Chair/Co-Chair Position Description

Any NASPA member may nominate another member for the role of Chair-Elect or Co-Chair-Elect.  Self-nominations are also accepted.  Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of (1) regional and/or national visibility in the Knowledge Community, (2) participation in the Knowledge Community at the regional or national level, and (3) other contributions to the profession that relate to the mission of the Knowledge Community.

If you wish to nominate someone, or you are interested in serving in this position, please submit your nomination by email to Eileen Berger at eileen_berger@gse.harvard.edu, Scott McAward at smcaward@sa.utah.edu, and Linda Sullivan at sullivan@dcemail.harvard.edu no later than October 20, 2017.  A nomination must include the following:

  • Nominee(s) name, NASPA Member ID, title, institution, mobile phone number, and email address.
  •  A digital photograph (A standard “professional” headshot is most appropriate.  If a color photograph is submitted, it will appear on the ballot in color; if a black and white photograph is submitted, it will appear on the ballot in black and-white.)
  • Current resume or C.V. devoid of personal information (e.g., home address, home phone number) and with any references removed.  The resume or C.V. must be submitted in PDF format.
  • Candidate statement (500-700 words, MS Word format) that clearly and concisely articulates the nominee’s philosophy, purpose, and/or goals.  The candidate statement may include paragraph breaks where needed.  If nominees are running as co-chairs, they should submit a single, joint candidate statement, which conforms to the 500-700 word requirement.
  • Candidate(s) must have a current NASPA membership. 

PLEASE NOTE:  These materials will NOT be edited by the NASPA Office, so it is essential that candidates carefully prepare and review their materials before submitting them.

The nominations committee will review nominees’ materials, and then submit a final list of candidates to the NASPA Office for the official ballot. The NASPA Office will prepare the official ballot for distribution to all Knowledge Community members.  Ballots will be mailed electronically to all KC members in January 2018, and elections will be open for 30 days.

If you have any questions, please contact; Eileen Berger (eileen_berger@gse.harvard.edu), Scott McAward (smcaward@sa.utah.edu), and Linda Sullivan (sullivan@dcemail.harvard.edu) with the KC nominating committee.  Thank you for your interest and participation.

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