Call for ACR Officer Nominations:

The ACR Officer Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for three ACR Board positions. 

 

Please note that both the nomination and the voting procedures have been revised in the updated ACR by-laws, approved this year.

 

Nominations: Members of the Association entitled to vote may nominate themselves (self-nomination) or may nominate any other member by the date specified in the call for nominations. Self-nominations are encouraged. Those who came second in previous elections are encouraged to self-nominate for this election. 

 

Please note that, consistent with the revised by-laws of ACR, up to ten nominees may run for each position. Those nominated will be solicited for their agreement to stand for election by the nominating committee. Nominees who are not self-nominated must confirm their willingness to stand for election. If more than ten nominations are received, the first ten nominees received will stand for election.

 

Nominees must be current ACR members. A nominator may nominate an ACR member for more than one Board position; however, no nominee will be slated for more than one position.

 

Nominations should include the nominee’s name, place of employment, open position(s), and a brief letter explaining why the nominee is qualified for the position; for self-nominations, include this in the cover letter. Examples of information that could be included to indicate qualification for the position include involvement with ACR /ACR conferences over the past 5 years (e.g., presentations, attendance, reviewing, program committee) and other leadership positions in the field.

 

Voting Process: ACR is moving to an approval voting from this year’s elections. Approval voting enables members of the association to vote for all candidates they approve for a position – that is, they can endorse one, a few, all, or none of the candidates for a position. All valid ballots submitted within the time limit prescribed on the ballot shall be counted by the Executive Director. The persons receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected to the offices for which they were nominated. In case of a tie, the winner will be determined by a runoff election between the tied candidates. The chair of the Nominating Committee shall monitor the votes.


There are three (3) positions open for nominations in the 2021 election: 

 

2022 PRESIDENT-ELECT: 

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities 

The President-elect of the Association shall perform the duties prescribed and approved by the Board of Directors, all of the duties of the President in his/her absence, and in the event a vacancy occurs in the position of President, shall automatically assume such position. The President-elect shall also appoint the chair(s) of the North American Conference for the year of his/her presidency. 

 

The President-Elect serves a three-year term on the Board, assuming the duties of President-Elect on January 1, 2022, President on January 1, 2023, and Past-President on January 1, 2024. 

 

2022 INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR:

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities 

The International Director is responsible for representing the membership outside of the USA and Canada on the Board. This position participates in and votes on all matters put to the ACR Board of Directors and attends the annual Board of Directors meeting held at the annual conference. Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations. Additional duties include facilitating ACR’s Travel Stipend for PhD students to attend ACR Conference. The International Director shall be elected for a three-year term on the Board of Directors and shall assume the duties on January 1, 2022. 

 

2022 AT-LARGE DIRECTOR: 

Position’s Duties and Responsibilities 

The At-Large Director participates in and votes on all matters put to the ACR Board of Directors and attends the annual Board of Directors meeting held at annual conference. Responsibilities include voting, budgets, recommendations to the Board, and evaluating grants and donations. The At-Large Director shall be elected for a two-year term on the Board of Directors and shall assume the duties on January 1, 2022. 


Please email your nominations to the Chair of the Committee, Eileen Fischer, efischer@yorku.ca and cc to acr@acrwebsite.org by August 15, 2021. 

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