Call for nominations for CASWE executive

Now is a great time to get involved in CASWE. Anyone interested in running for a position on the executive, please email Lisa Starr at lisa.starr2@mcgill.ca with the following information:

  1. Name:
  2. Rank:
  3. Institutional Affiliation:
  4. A brief description (200 words or less) of how as a member of the executive, you will contribute to the success and vibrancy of CASWE.

Note that you must be a member in good standing in order to submit your name for consideration. Elections will be held at the annual AGM during the CSSE conference at the University of Ottawa in May. Descriptions of each of the executive positions are as follows:

  • President: The President will work directly with the officers of the association to maintain and advance the mandate of CASWE/ACÉFÉ within the association and with other associations. The President will serve of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education / Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation(CSSE/SCÉÉ) Board of Directors and attend all meetings of the Society. The President in consultation with the Executive Committee will prepare and submit two annual reports to the CSSE/SCÉÉ Board of Directors. The President will chair the Standing Committees for the Conference proceedings and Awards.
  • Past President: The Past President will aid the current Executive Committee in any way possible. The Past President will chair the standing committee responsible for the organization of the CASWE/ACÉFÉ institute. The Past President (chair) along with the Director of Programming, Director of Communication, one Graduate student Representative and one Member at Large will organize the CASWE/ACÉFÉ Institute in keeping with the theme of the overall conference. 
  • President-elect: The President-elect will aid the current Executive Committee in any way possible. The President-elect will chair the Standing Committees for Awards. The President elect (chair), President, one Graduate Student Representative and one Member at Large Representative will be responsible for managing nominations as well as the selection of award winners for the Graduate Student awards, Carol Crealock Memorial Award (alternating years) and Achievement Awards. Awards will be presented at the Annual General Meeting.
  • Director of Programming (formerly Program Chair): The Director of Programming (formerly the Program Chair) will serve for two years; one in which she/he/they will organize the program and one in which she/he/they will advise the new Program Chair. This requires a program chair to be elected each year. The Director of programming will submit a yearly Programming Report for dissemination at the annual AGM. In the eventuality that the CASWE/ACÉFÉ membership agrees to sponsor a CASWE/ACÉFÉ institute, a third program chair will be elected
  • Director of Communication: The Director of Communication will set and administer the strategy for all communications, website, and social media messages and collateral to consistently articulate CASWE/ACÉFÉ’s mission. The Director of Communication will submit a yearly Communication Report for dissemination at the annual AGM.
  • Director of Finance (formerly Treasurer): The Director of Finance (formerly the Treasurer) will oversee the financial administration of CASWE/ACÉFÉ, review procedures and financial reporting, advise the executive committee on the financial outlook for the association, keep up-to-date records as well as, where possible, an audit trail for all transactions, make sure the board understands its financial obligations and liaise with the executive director of CSSE/SCÉÉ.
  • Director of Membership (formerly Membership Chair): The Director of Membership is charged with making an annual report at the AGM about the number and composition of all CASWE/ACÉFÉ members, including SIGs.The Director of Membership is responsible for managing the CASWE/ACÉFÉ Ambassadors program.
  • CASWE Ambassadors will serve as important liaisons between CASWE/ACÉFÉ members at their home institution and the CASWE/ACÉFÉ Executive, ensuring that diverse needs, interests, and voices are heard and represented. Your duties as a CASWE/ACÉFÉ Ambassador will include: disseminating CASWE/ACÉFÉ updates and information to professors, students, and staff at your institution; increasing CASWE/ACÉFÉ’s visibility at your institution; helping to attract new members; assisting the Executive in building an accurate profile of our membership; and raising issues or suggestions that will aid in the ongoing revitalization and expansion of our association. As a CASWE/ACÉFÉ Ambassador, you may experience the following benefits: involvement in mentoring relationships, an opportunity to have your research profiled in a future CASWE/ACÉFÉ newsletter, a chance to network with scholars who share similar commitments, and an opportunity to enhance your CV and demonstrate your commitment to service.
  • Member(s) at Large: Members at Large may assist the president and other members of the executive on any matter or participate in sub committees created by the CASWE/ACÉFÉ executive or membership. Members at large are encouraged to assist in regular CASWE/ACÉFÉ activities including review of conference submissions and nomination for CASWE/ACÉFÉ awards. The Members at Large will serve on one of the following sub-committees: Conference proceedings, Conference Institute, Awards.
  • Graduate Student Representative(s): The Graduate Student Representative(s) is charged with coordinating and liaising with other graduate students and making recommendations to the CASWE/ACÉFÉ membership about how graduate members can be included and supported by CASWE/ACÉFÉ activities. He/she /they should report at the AGM annually. The Graduate Student Representative(s) will serve on one of the following sub-committees: Conference proceedings, Conference Institute, Awards.
  • SIG representative(s): SIG representatives are charged with reporting on the annual activities of their organization at the CASWE/ACÉFÉ AGM.
  • Canadian Journal of Education (CJE) Advisor Board Member: The Canadian Journal of Education Advisor will work with the CJE editorial board and will be responsible for setting the direction and creating opportunities for feminist scholars to publish their work in CSSE/SCÉÉ’s primary journal. The advisor will take a leadership role in promoting feminist scholarship, advocating for special editions, facilitating referee selection, and dealing with publication issues and concerns. The advisor will serve a two-year term.
  • Equity Issues Standing Committee (EISC) Representative: The EISC representative is appointed by the Equity and Diversity Committee for the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities and reports to the CASWE/ACÉFÉ membership at annual AGM. The role of the EISC Representative is to work with the CFHSS vice president EI and the equity issues steering committee (EISC). The committee monitors the status of equity and diversified groups in the federation’s member associations and universities, and advocates/educates for equity and diversity issues.
  • New Scholars Advisory Board Representative: The New Scholars Advisory Board Representative will work with other association representatives in setting the direction and creating opportunities for emerging feminist scholars. The advisor will serve a two-year term.

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