NAAE Committee Information

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Interested in serving on a NAAE Committee?

Each committe is comprised of three members from each of NAAE's six regions. To find out whether there is an opening for you to serve on a NAAE committee, contact that committee's staff contact (see list below).

To be considered for a committee position (member, chair or secretary), please fill out our online application form and attach a signed Committee Memorandum of Understanding.

Please note that if you are re-applying for a new 3-year term on a committee where you already serve, you must submit a new application. Likewise, if you are applying for a leadership position on a committee where you already serve, you must submit a new application. If you are simply continuing your term on a committee, you do not need to re-submit.

Newly elected committee members will be announced at each committee's first meeting in 2017, so watch NAAE communication channels for the dates and times of the meetings.  

About NAAE Committees

There are seven NAAE committees.  Each of the seven committees has 18 members, three members from each of the six NAAE regions.  The committee chairs and committee secretaries are elected by members of the respective committees from among the 18 members of the respective committees.

Every year at the winter virtual meeting, each committee will select one new committee member per region to serve a 3-year term. That term will begin at the conclusion of the winter committee meeting and end at the winter committee meeting three years later. Committee chairs and secretaries will also be elected during the winter committee meeting, and will serve from that meeting until the winter meeting one year later.

There will be at least two virtual committee meetings per year. Virtual committee meetings will be conducted by webinar and/or conference call. Conducting committee meetings virtually will allow members to participate on committees without having to commit to traveling for face-to-face meetings. Additional virtual committee meetings may be called at the discretion of the committee leaders and members. Committees will also meet at regional NAAE meetings and at the annual NAAE convention. However, it is the intent of the new committee process that formal committee business be conducted during the virtual meetings. This is to support the feeling that committee members should not be required to have the expense of attending face-to-face meetings. The 18 members of the full committees are encouraged, but not required, to attend their regional NAAE meetings and the annual NAAE convention. For a schedule of committee meetings and more details, read the NAAE Committee process document.

Quorum

In order to conduct business, at least 10 committee members OR at least 1 committee member from each region must be present.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Committee Member

  1. Participate in at least two virtual (web-based) committee meetings per year with the full committee consisting of three committee members per NAAE region. One virtual committee meeting will be held between the annual NAAE convention and February 15 and the second virtual committee meeting will be held between the summer NAAE board meeting and the NAAE convention. Official committee business will be conducted during these virtual (web-based) committee meetings. All NAAE members are welcome to participate in discussion during these virtual committee meetings; the three committee members per NAAE region will cast votes on committee business.

  2. Committee members are encouraged, but not required, to participate in the committee meetings during the NAAE convention. To the extent possible, official committee business will be conducted during the virtual (web-based) committee meetings.

  3. The term of service for a committee member will be three years beginning at the virtual committee meeting between the NAAE convention and Feburary 15.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Committee Chair

  1. The committee chair will participate in conference calls with the NAAE board of directors for board committee meetings and reports during the NAAE board of directors meetings in winter (usually February or March) and summer (usually July). The board consultant, staff consultant, or NAAE president-elect will contact the committee chair with specific information on these conference call meetings.

  2. Schedule, plan, and conduct at least two virtual (web-based) committee meetings per year with the full committee consisting of three committee members per NAAE region. The board and staff consultant will assist. One virtual committee meeting will be held between the annual NAAE convention and February 15 and the second virtual committee meeting will be held between the summer NAAE board meeting and the NAAE convention. Official committee business will be conducted during these virtual (web-based) committee meetings. All NAAE members are welcome to participate in discussion during these virtual committee meetings; the three committee members per NAAE region will cast votes on committee business.

  3. Plan and conduct a full committee meeting during the annual NAAE convention. Provide copies of the agenda and any supporting documents for committee members and additional NAAE members who may be in attendance. All NAAE members are welcome to participate in discussion during this committee meeting; if official votes on committee business need to be taken during this meeting, only the three official committee members per NAAE region will be allowed to cast votes.

  4. Present a full committee report during the business session at the annual NAAE convention.

  5. The term of service for a committee chair will be one year beginning at the virtual committee meeting between the NAAE convention and February15.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Committee Secretary

  1. The committee secretary will keep a record of full committee business and prepare committee reports from the virtual (web-based) committee meetings held during the year and the meeting during the NAAE convention.

  2. The term of service for a committee secretary will be one year beginning at the virtual committee meeting between the NAAE convention and February 15.

To learn more about serving on a NAAE committee,  read the NAAE Committee Process

Questions? Email or call Jay Jackman, NAAE Executive Director, 1-800-509-0204 or jjackman.naae@uky.edu.