Nominating Committee Operating Guidelines
The Nominating Committee has the responsibility to put forward to the membership a slate of candidates with the experience, skills, and competencies needed on the board of directors as well as the nominating committee to achieve a balanced, diverse, and high-functioning board.
Consideration should be given to age, gender, ethnicity, experience, discipline, employment setting, training, geographic location, and other criteria as appropriate to achieve balance on the board, given those who will continue to serve and any gaps that may result as members rotate off the board.
Every candidate should be well qualified to serve the Society if elected. The committee will take care to be well-informed of all nominees' qualifications and backgrounds. The committee will ensure that all nominees are judged equally, including those who may be colleagues, collaborators, friends, or relatives; those who have solicited nominations, personal letters, or telephone calls from their own friends and colleagues; and those who are not as well-known to committee members.
Process and Timeline
During the month of April, the call for nominations opens and members may nominate themselves or others as candidates for the Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. When the call closes in May, the committee reviews all nominations and builds a ballot based on the qualifications above. The election takes place in July and the candidates and membership are informed of the results in August.