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Trustees of the Research Foundation - Previous Revision

Responsibilities & Activities

Research Foundation Trustees serve three-year terms.

The Executive Committee suggests that the following criteria be considered in selecting candidates for Trustee:

  • broad knowledge of research in English studies and language arts
  • ability, energy, imagination, wisdom
  • interest in English instruction at every educational level; depth of experience in at least one level, including research
  • less involvement in other major NCTE activities (Executive Committee members are constitutionally ineligible)
  • administrative and financial acumen (fundraising, investments, etc.)
  • diversity of interest, reflecting the diversity of the Council
  • willingness to devote time to the Research Foundation
  • ability to work with others in group situations

Responsibilities & Activities

  • Serves three years.
  • Takes office at close of Annual Convention in year of election.
  • Must attend annual meeting of the Trustees in the spring, plus the Annual Convention meeting.  Trustees are reimbursed for travel and meal expenses for the spring meeting.
  • Reviews and rates grant research proposals received from the field.
  • Develops and conducts research sessions at Annual Convention.
  • Generates recommendations to encourage and foster research.
  • In general, uses acumen to administer the resources of the Foundation.
  • Persons receiving grant funds from the Research Foundation aren't eligible to run for a Trustee position until the funding is completed.
  • If elected to the NCTE Executive Committee while serving on the Research Foundation, must resign Trusteeship.
  • Candidates agree not to campaign during the election process.

List of Current and Past Research Foundation Trustees

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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