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Nominations Invited for 2016 Election

Dear AAUP member,

The Association’s Nominating Committee seeks nominations for candidates for election to the AAUP’s governing Council in spring 2016. Nominations are due by Monday, December 14, 2015.

The Council is responsible for overseeing the affairs of the AAUP, including setting dues, overseeing finances, establishing standing committees, and promoting the exchange of ideas among the membership, the leadership, and the staff. The Council generally meets in person twice a year in Washington, DC; between meetings, it conducts business via frequent e-mail discussions and conference calls.

All members of the Association in good standing, with the exception of associate members, are eligible to be elected to Council positions and to nominate other eligible members. The committee seeks a diverse group of candidates with experience in the AAUP at the local, state, or national level.

Four officer positions are open for election to two-year terms:

1) president
2) first vice president
3) second vice president
4) secretary-treasurer

Fourteen Council positions are open for election:

  • Four at-large Council positions
  • One Council position in each of these geographical districts:
  • District I (Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah)
  • District II (Alaska, Idaho, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming)
  • District III (Michigan)
  • District IV (Arkansas, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia)
  • District V (Alabama, Canada, Florida, Foreign, Georgia, Guam, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Virgin Islands, West Virginia)
  • District VI (Ohio)
  • District VII (New Jersey)
  • District VIII (New York)
  • District IX (Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont)
  • District X (Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island)
If you wish to nominate yourself as a candidate for an office or Council position OR to nominate another eligible member, you must submit the following information to the Nominating Committee by December 14:

1. The position for which the individual is being nominated.
2. The name, institution, and e-mail address of the individual being nominated.
3. The name, institution, and e-mail address of the individual making the nomination (if not self nominating).

In addition, endorsements by letter and/or e-mail message from at least six AAUP members (one of whom may be the nominee) must also be presented to the Nominating Committee by December 14. Endorsements must cite the specific position for which the individual is being endorsed and the name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address of the endorser. [NOTE: Nominees to a district Council position must be endorsed by at least six eligible members employed in that district.] To ensure that all six required endorsements arrive by the December 14 deadline, we encourage potential candidates (or those acting on their behalf) to collect and submit them together in one letter or e-mail message.

The nominations process is set forth in the AAUP Constitution, available at this link: http://www.aaup.org/about/organization/aaup-constitution.

The Nominating Committee will submit its final report to the Council by December 21. All proposed nominees who meet the eligibility requirements will have their names included on the ballot for the spring 2016 election.

Please send nominations by e-mail message to nominations@aaup.org or by surface mail to:

AAUP Nominating Committee
1133 Nineteenth St. NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036

Charlie Baker
Chair, AAUP Nominations Committee