Division 15 seeks nominations (including self-nominations) for leadership roles within our organization.  Nominations will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee in preparation for a Division-wide vote in the spring.  Positions on this year’s ballot include:

  • Vice President (4-year term for entry role in the Presidential line; 2018-2022)
  • Treasurer–Elect (3-year term with graduated roles in the Treasurer line, 2018-2021)
  • Member-at-Large (3-year term; 2018-2021)
  • Member-at-Large (3-year term, 2018-2021)

The Vice President role is the initial role in our expanded Presidential line to four years.  This expansion is designed to better pace the workload of the President’s role.  Due to time commitments, we suggest that academic nominees be at the level of tenured Associate Professor or Professor rather than Assistant Professor.

The three-year Treasurer line includes one year for the Treasurer, one year for the Treasurer-Elect, and one year for the Past Treasurer. The duties of the Treasurer-Elect include: processes reimbursements and payments; manages travel expenses; deposits checks; keeps running balance updated; processes awards and grant payments; consults with Treasurer and Past Treasurer to prepare for the next two years work and to support this year’s work as needed. Additional requests may be issued by the President and Exec. Committee as needed.

Members-at-Large serve three-year terms within Division 15’s Executive Committee. These individuals are responsible for weighing important decisions facing our organization, and for supporting the work of a subset of committees to which they are assigned. Members-at-Large are encouraged to attend up to three meetings of the Executive Committee each year (APA, AERA, and a Fall Retreat), for which their travel and accommodations are mostly to completely reimbursed for the three trips per year.

Also, please remember that only those Division 15 members who are also members of APA are eligible to run for office and to vote in this election. If you would like to be involved in this process, be sure to renew your APA and Division 15 membership as soon as possible.

Please send nominations or self-nominations to Past President Bonnie J.F. Meyer (bjm8@psu.edu).  The final slate of officers needs to be to APA by the end of January 2018. As such, the Division 15 Nominations Committee would appreciate these nominations soon.  Further information on Division 15 elections may be found under Article V of the Division’s By-Laws.