The Executive Board elections are set at least six months before the end of term of officers and Executive Board members. Normally, elections are set to take place by mail or electronic ballot. All terms begin 72 hours following the Delegates Assembly at the WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute.
The Delegates Assembly is the policy making body of WLU. It meets at least once a year at a place designated by the Executive Board (usually the WLU Literacies for All Summer Institute), and consists of individual and TAWL group members. Each individual member present at the Delegates Assembly shall be entitled to one vote. Each TAWL group member (as evidenced by the membership roster of a current TAWL group) is entitled to one vote. Elected officers are also voting members. Voting members may pick up voting cards prior to the meeting. Voting eligibility is based on membership records as of July 1.
---WLU Constitution: Article IV
The Executive Board is responsible for making all on-going operational decisions for WLU and consists of Board Members and Officers who are elected each year.
Candidates successful in their bid for the presidency of WLU begin by serving a one-year term as President-Elect, then proceeding to President for a two-year term, and ending with the one-year term of Past President. This organizational formula allows for a gradual shift into the leadership position and ensures that a certain level of expertise is always available at the senior level. President Activities & Responsibilities
Executive Board Members
All other Executive Board members serve 3-year terms with two Executive Board members being elected each year. The Executive Board members are elected by mail or electronic ballot, but in order to respect the international nature of WLU, no more than five Executive Board members are from the same country whenever possible. The Executive Board members shall attend meetings of both the Executive Board and the Delegates Assembly as voting members. The immediate Past President shall serve as a nonvoting advisor to the Executive Board.
Board Member Responsibilities & Activities
---WLU Constitution: Article IV, Section 3
To nominate a candidate or if you are interested in being a candidate, complete the
Nomination Form and return to the WLU Nominating Committee by:
Deadline: January 15, 2014
Questions about the election process or receipt of ballots can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.