Learning Through Research

2018 CUR Governance Elections

Councilor Elections

 
The Council on Undergraduate Research needs interested members to nominate themselves or others to serve as CUR Councilors. Councilors are involved in the development of CUR at the divisional and organizational levels. They design and coordinate programs, including workshops, meetings and information resources. This is a unique opportunity to meet and work with other people who share your commitment to undergraduate research and to help CUR increase its influence.
 
Each nominee must complete the form by November 6, 2017. Nominees must be current members at the time they submit their nomination. To nominate another individual, please share this information with them, as they are required to confirm their membership, update their membership profile, and complete the nomination form themselves.
 
Ballots are available from January 2-31, 2018.  Ballot are sent by email and are also available here.
 
Should you have any questions, please contact your Nominations Committee Representative (contact information at the below link) or Robin Howard at robin@cur.org

Nominations Committee: https://www.cur.org/governance/committees/nominations_committee/ (link from the Governance Page of the CUR website)
 

Officer Elections

 

The CUR Nominations Committee will put forth a ballot for President-Elect, General Representative, and Treasurer by March 1, 2018.  All members of the General Council, which include elected Councilors and Emeritus Presidents in good standing, are eligible to vote and are asked to do so by April 1, 2018.

This year's call for nominations is now open through January 5, 2018.  Any CUR member may submit a nomination or self-nomination online by visiting the nomination form.

Nominee biographical information will be posted here once available.

Link to Officer Ballot will be active in March 2018 - Note General Council access only.
 
Eligibility: Candidates for all positions must be members in good standing of CUR, and must remain so throughout their terms. In addition to attending the Annual Business Meeting each June, all officers are expected to attend Executive Board meetings just prior to the June business meeting and once in mid-winter, and to participate in multiple conference calls and other electronic communications throughout the year. The candidates may NOT be members of the Nominations Committee or the Nominations Vetting Committee.
 
Candidates for President-Elect should be CUR veterans with a firm understanding of, and experience with, the operation of the organization and the Council.  Candidates should be familiar with current Council business and should have completed at least one three-year term as a Councilor.  Candidates should have prior service as Division Chair, as an Officer on the Executive Board, or have had other leadership roles within CUR that have provided a broad perspective on the organization.  Candidates should be familiar with and prepared to provide leadership on CUR's strategic plan and strategic pillars.  Well-developed public speaking ability is ideal, given numerous public speaking obligations of the president. President-Elect candidates should have support from their home institution for the time and effort required for events, regular meetings, conference calls, and other issues as they arise throughout their term as CUR President.  The successful candidate will serve as President-Elect in 2018-2019, President in 2019-2020, and Immediate Past President in 2020-2021, with terms starting and ending at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting.

Application materials include

  1. Abbreviated c.v. - no more than 6 pages that highlights professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research;
  2. Please detail your experiences qualifying to serve as CUR President-elect;
  3. Please tell us about your vision and plans for CUR if you were elected.
 
Candidates for Treasurer must be experienced with reading and evaluating budgets (that will be prepared by the Executive Officer). Prior service on the CUR Finance Committee or similar committees for other organizations is preferred. The treasurer is expected to be an active member of the Executive Board including participating in the two on-site Executive Board meetings each year as well as for the electronic and phone conference calls and in-between committee work assignments.  The candidates also must be available throughout the year for conference calls with the Finance Committee and Executive Officer. The Treasurer will also chair the CUR Investment Committee.  The term for the new Treasurer starts at the conclusion of the 2018 Business Meeting and ends at the conclusion of the 2021 Business Meeting.
 

Application materials should include

  1. Abbreviated c.v. - no more than two pages that highlights professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research and relevant experience related to the work of the treasurer;
  2. Please detail your involvement with CUR.  Limit your summary to your involvement over the past 5 years and treasurer related experience from your entire time as a CUR member;
  3. Describe other relevant experience that has prepared you to serve as CUR's treasurer.
Candidates for General Representative must be current active members of CUR with a strong history of supporting and encouraging undergraduate research initiatives within their campus and/or the higher education community.  Candidates should be familiar with and support the goals of CUR's strategic plan and CUR's strategic pillars.  They should have support from their home institution/foundation/employer for the time and effort required to be an active member of the Executive Board including the two on-site Executive Board meetings each year as well as for the electronic and phone conference calls and in-between committee work assignments. The successful candidate will serve from 2018-2021, with terms starting and ending at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting in those respective years.
 

Application materials should include:

  1. Abbreviated c.v - no more than two pages that highlights professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research;
  2. Please detail your involvement with CUR over the past five years;
  3. Outside of CUR activities, what innovative student undergraduate research programming have you planned, worked on, or been a part of? What was your role and how would you bring that experience to the Executive Board?

     

 

Nominations Vetting Committee Election

 
In October 2017, members of the General Council voted to determine the individual that will serve a three-year term ending in June 2020.  Linda Blockus of the Undergraduate Research Programs division has been elected to serve in this capacity.
 
Given CUR's commitment to diversity, we encourage consideration of individual, disciplinary, and institutional diversity on the Nominations Vetting Committee in order to bring a broad perspective to review officer candidates. Current members of the Nominations Vetting Committee can be found on the CUR web site.
 
Click here to view the candidate statements.
 
Members of the current General Council - including elected councilors and emeritus presidents in good standing may vote now by accessing the online ballot. (voting closed October 17, 2017)