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2014 - 2015 GSC Cabinet Nominations - EXTENDED!

Posted By Michelle Cowin Gibbs, Bowling Green State University, Saturday, September 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Graduate Student Caucus

GSC OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE

EXTENDED!

Self-Nomination Deadline: October 17, 2014@ 9 PM EDT

Voting: October 20-24, 2014 @ 9PM EDT

 

Service to the profession is an important component of any career.  The ASTR Graduate Student Caucus is pleased to announce several opportunities for service in the 2014-2015 GSC Cabinet:  

 

GSC Cabinet Positions

 

The GSC Cabinet consists of the following positions, elected by the GSC membership:

  1. GSC President, Representative to the Executive Committee (filled for 2014-2015 in the ASTR General Election)
  2. GSC Vice President, Representative to the Committee on Conferences
  3. GSC Vice President, Representative to the Annual Conference Committee
  4. GSC Secretary, Representative to the Fundraising Committee
  5. GSC Representative to the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

 

1) President & GSC Representative to the Executive Committee (Kellen Hoxworth for 2014-2015-- elected in the ASTR General Election)

SCOPE & DUTIES

Oversees holistic organization of the GSC as directed by its membership at large;  

Works closely with the GSC Cabinet and ASTR President;

Advocates for graduate student opportunities to actively participate in ASTR;

Guides GSC initiatives and delegates responsibilities for timely completion; and

Participates in the ASTR Executive Committee meetings in March and November.

 

TERM:  One year as GSC President (November 2014-November 2015)

*To run for President of the GSC the candidate must have previously served on  
the GSC Cabinet.

 

2) GSC Vice-President and Representative to the Committee on Conferences

SCOPE & DUTIES

Assists the GSC President in oversight of GSC operations & initiatives;  

Represents the GSC general membership to the ASTR Committee on Conferences;

Acts as liaison between ASTR Annual Conference Committee, the GSC cabinet and GSC general membership;

 

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively; 

In the following year’s election, automatically becomes nominee for the position of GSC

President in the absence of other nominations.

 

TERM: One year (November 2014-November 2015)

 

3) GSC Vice-President and Representative to the Annual Conference Committee  

SCOPE & DUTIES

Assists the GSC President in oversight of GSC operations & initiatives; 

Represents the GSC general membership to the ASTR Annual Conference Committee;

Acts as liaison between ASTR Annual Conference Committee, the GSC cabinet and

GSC general membership;

 

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively;

In the following year’s election, automatically becomes nominee for the position of GSC President in the absence of other nominations. 

TERM:  One year (November 2014-November  2015)


4) GSC Secretary / Historian and GSC Representative to the ASTR Fundraising Committee

SCOPE & DUTIES

Takes minutes at GSC meetings and distributes minutes and notes to GSC membership;

Partners with the ASTR Secretary to document and archive the work of the GSC;

Represents the GSC general membership constituency to the ASTR Fundraising Committee as needed;

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively;

Acts as liaison between Mentorship Committee, the GSC cabinet and GSC general membership.

 

 

TERM: One year  (November 2014-November 2015)

 

5) GSC Representative to the ASTR Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education

SCOPE & DUTIES

Represents the GSC general membership on the Committee on New Paradigms in Graduate Education;

Helps to oversee the operations of the GSC collectively;

Acts as liaison between this committee, the GSC cabinet and GSC general membership.

 

TERM: One year (November 2014-November 2015)


 

 

The Nomination/Election Process

If you are interested in any of the above elected positions, please nominate yourself by sending a 250-word (max) bio and (optional) recent photograph to graduatestudentcaucus@astr.org.  In your bio, please include:

• Institution

• Research Interests

• Service Experience

• Vision for the Position and the GSC

 

You must email your nomination no later than 9:00p.m. EDT on Friday, October 17, 2014; please put “ASTR GSC Nomination” in the subject line of your message. If you do not receive a response within 48 hours acknowledging your nomination contact Michelle Cowin-Mensah (mmensah@bgsu.edu) or Amanda Boyle (a777b898@ku.edu).  A link to the voting website will be announced to Graduate Student Members of ASTR on October 20, 2014. Voting will be completed the following week. Results will be announced following the voting period.

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