About the Committee
The role of the Nominating Committee is to assemble a slate of candidates capable of contributing to the leadership of the ASCB for the open seats in Council each year. Depending on the year, this may include President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and/or At-Large Councilor positions. The candidates will be identified from the ASCB membership through self-nominations or nominations, and the Nominating Committee will narrow the nominations to a reasonably-sized slate from which the membership will vote and elect new members to fill the open positions in Council. The goal of the Nominating Committee is to present a slate of candidates whose strong commitment to the importance of cell science, to improving education & training, and to improving on the Society’s progress in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, will guide the ASCB into the future. The selection criteria used by the Nominating Committee are designed to identify candidates with the abilities & experiences that indicate their significant connection to the ASCB, commitment to the goals of the ASCB as described in the mission and strategic plan, and the ability to identify novel approaches & activities that will broadly serve the collection of constituencies that make up the ASCB membership.
The Committee will ascertain the willingness of each nominee to serve if elected and ensures that the nominees reflect wide representation of the ASCB membership. The Committee aims to conduct business transparently, with member involvement, and considering inclusiveness in the nomination process. The Committee solicits nominations and self-nominations from the membership as well as identifies potential candidates.
- Term Length: November 1 – October 31, three-year term, staggered (initial 2021 term to vary).
- Average Time Commitment: Active from November through March, members will spend about ten hours on Nominating Committee duties.