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NCTE Nominating Committee

Responsibilities & Activities

NCTE Nominating Committee members will prepare a slate of candidates for Vice President, Representatives-at-Large, Trustees of the Research Foundation, and the new NCTE Nominating Committee.

Time Commitment:  Nominating committee members will typically have a few online conferences or phone calls prior to the Annual Convention, and will meet face to face on Saturday and Sunday mornings at the NCTE Annual Convention. For several weeks after the Convention, email and/or phone time may be required to confirm candidate availability and background information.

  • Initiate suggestions for nominations, individually and as a group.
  • Serves one year, taking office September 1, the year elected.
  • Will attend the Annual Convention.  Meetings of the committee take place Saturday and Sunday mornings (one or two other meetings may be scheduled during the Convention); nominations are solicited at the Annual Business Meeting on Friday.
  • Will receive a per diem if members must meet outside the regular convention schedule and/or travel to another city to meet.
  • The candidate receiving the largest number of votes automatically becomes chair.
  • Autonomous, but are advised by both the Directors and the Executive Committee and receive recommendations from groups and affiliates.
  • Work with standard NCTE policies on multiple roles, involvement of people of color, and related matters.
  • As appropriate, confirm the Section that each candidate will be representing, and confirm that s/he is a resident in the designated state/region.

All Nominating Committees:

  • advise the following year’s Nominating Committee, upon request, of various aspects of the nominating process.
  • agree not to stand for election to Conferences, Sections, or Nominating Committees during their year on the Nominating Committee.
  • will be ineligible for self-nomination.
  • are sent a comprehensive set of guidelines for their work outlined in the Procedures and Responsibilities memo sent in August.
  • candidates agree not to campaign during the election process.

List of Current and Past NCTE Nominating Committee Members

NOTE:  See the NCTE Policy on Multiple Roles of Council Leaders for information on potential conflicts of running for this office if a candidate holds another major Council office.

Note to potential candidates:  The initial deadline for receipt of written confirmation agreeing to be a candidate and return of biographical statement and photo is January 10 of each year.  If confirmation is received by this date candidate names will be included in the announcement to the NCTE membership in the March Council Chronicle and on the NCTE Web site.  If confirmation has not been received by this date, the position will be publicly listed as "to be announced."

January 31 is the final deadline for submission of the final slate for the ballot.  All candidates must have submitted written confirmation by this date.

Candidates agree not to campaign during the election process.


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