Michael Shires, Pepperdine University
From the Chairman of the Committee of Institutional Representatives
September 13, 2013 12:52 PM
The APPAM Fall Research Conference is right around the corner and there are a few things we need to do in preparation for our Institutional Reps meeting on November 8. Please read through the items below and let me know if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you soon.
RSVP to the Institutional Reps Meeting: In order get an accurate count of those who will be in attendance at the Institutional Reps meeting, please RSVP to Tara Sheehan by October 18. The meeting will be held November 8, 8:00 am at the Washington Marriott, West End Ballroom D. Breakfast will be served at the meeting. We will send out an agenda and meeting materials as we get closer to November.
As you know, the APPAM bylaws were changed earlier this year and the election process for institutional reps is different than it was in past elections. We will elect one of our institutional reps to serve on the Policy Council for a 4 year term beginning in January. If you are interested in being a candidate in the election, or know someone who should be considered to serve as an institutional rep on the Policy Council, please contact Tara Sheehan by October 18. At this point, you only need to indicate your interest to be considered as a candidate – personal statements and CV’s will be collected later. You will be asked to come to the institutional reps meeting and briefly address your fellow institutional reps. We’ll ask for additional nominations from the floor and assuming there is more than one interested candidate, we’ll hold a vote by email in late November/early December. The winner of the election would start their 4 year term in early January.
Part of the changes in the APPAM bylaws included the creation of two seats for student members on the APPAM Policy Council. The student members will be appointed by APPAM President Paul Decker and myself for a two year term; one student will be appointed each year. If you have/had a student in one of your programs that you would like to nominate for this position, please send a letter of recommendation for the student and their CV to Tara Sheehan by October 18. Please note the student needs to be a member of APPAM and will be a full voting member of the Policy Council upon appointment.
Again, I look forward to catching up with many of you at our meeting in November.
Chair, APPAM Committee of Institutional Representatives