IWCA Executive Board Elections: October 11-18

Aug 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Archives

This space is normally reserved for Letters from the President, but IWCA Secretary Kerri Jordan has an announcement that will sit in this space for a few months:

The IWCA board is now accepting nominations for the following board member positions. These are board positions with voting privileges; two-year terms will begin in November of 2012 following NCTE. Positions include:

  • Seven at-large representatives
  • One graduate student representative
  • One community college representative
  • One secondary school representative

All nominees must be IWCA members and be willing to serve as described below. Nominees for the graduate, community college, and secondary school positions must belong to the constituency they’ll represent. Board members must:

  • Attend  online board meetings throughout the academic year.
  • Serve on one or more committees; committee assignments determined in consultation with executive officers.
  • Represent their constituency to the IWCA executive board and report back to their constituency on a regular basis.
  • Where budgets permit, represent the IWCA at our three main professional gatherings–NCTE, CCCC, and IWCA conferences.

Self-nominations and nominations of others should include the nominee’s e-mail address and telephone number and the position for which they will run. Send nominations by September 27, 2012, to IWCA Secretary Kerri Jordan at Please include “IWCA Nomination” in the subject line.

I will confirm receipt of all nominations and contact nominees via the email address provided. At that time, I will ask them to submit a personal statement of no more than 100 words that offers a brief overview of the their experience and outlines their plans for serving their constituents and the IWCA if elected. Please do not send personal statements at this time.

Voting will take place electronically from October 11 through October 18. The elected candidates will be notified by November 1, and they will be announced November 10 and at NCTE. Although the new Board members’ terms begin concurrently with the NCTE conference, attendance at that conference is not mandatory.

We were pleased by the number of nominees for our last election and hope to surpass that number this year. If you have any questions, please contact me via email.

-Kerri Jordan
IWCA Secretary

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