The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning — a growing international organization dedicated to the scholarship of teaching and learning – seeks conscientious and creative colleagues who would like to make contributions to our Society. ISSOTL’s Board of Directors establishes new directions for this organization while managing ongoing activities and services of the Society.
The Board of Directors includes the President, President-elect, Past President, Secretary, Treasurer, 8 Regional Representatives (2 each from Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the United States), and 2 Student Representatives.
The ISSOTL Leadership and Elections Committee welcomes nominations (including self-nominations) for the following Board of Director positions:
- President Elect
- Student Representative
- Vice President — United States
Officers of ISSOTL carry out responsibilities according to ISSOTL’s bylaws, participate monthly Board meetings (online each month except October, when the Board meets before the annual conference), serve on at least one ISSOTL committee, are active in each ISSOTL conference during their term of office, and help the Society increase and serve its membership.
Terms of office are three years for Vice Presidents, two years for Student Representatives, and one year for President Elect, who becomes President and Past President in subsequent years (for a total of three years of service). Those officers elected in spring 2018 will begin their terms on July 1, 2018.
Student Representatives have their conference registration fees waived during their term. All other Board members pay for conference registration. All Board members (including Student Representatives) are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and other costs associated with attending the Board meeting that occurs before the annual conference.
To suggest a nominee, please first verify that the individual is willing to stand for candidacy and they are an active member of ISSOTL. Self-nominations are also encouraged. Nominations are due February 26, 2018.
To submit the nomination to the Leadership and Elections Committee, please submit by February 26 the following information:
- name, institution, and title of suggested candidate
- contact information (address, e-mail address, phone number)
- position for which the person is suggested as a candidate
- brief rationale for the suggestion, including such factors as:
- individual scholarly work on teaching and learning;
- past experience in organizational leadership;
- recognition and respect within the scholarship of teaching and learning community;
- ability to work well with a team;
- range of contacts in higher/tertiary education, etc.
- resume of your suggested candidate in a Word document
- your name, institution, title, and contact information
Please submit this information to the Leadership and Elections Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Use the subject line “ISSOTL Election” and attach a resume/CV of the nominee.
The Committee appreciates your help in suggesting and encouraging excellent leaders for ISSOTL.
Please note: ISSOTL’s Bylaws state: “A person serving as President may run for election to the same position or a different Board position one year after the conclusion of his or her term as Past President. Regional Vice-presidents may be elected for two consecutive terms and then may run for another term one year after the conclusion of the second term.”