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We need your voice. Serving as a member of the executive board gives you an opportunity to be directly involved in shaping the future of undergraduate research. Share your voice for driving forward CUR's mission and vision statements. Becoming an executive board member allows you to advocate for issues involving undergraduate research at a different level. You will also be able to use your knowledge and experience to help advance undergraduate research in ways that improve students' lives and makes a difference in the community as a whole. 

Positions available for nominations within the Executive Board
All nominations will close at 11:59 PM on November 15, 2021
President-Elect   |   General Representative (1)    |   Council Representative (3)
 

The Open Call for President-Elect
The Executive Board seeks nominees for President-Elect to serve on the CUR Executive Board. This nominee should be very familiar with current Council business and CUR's strategic plan, and be prepared to provide leadership on these initiatives. 

What is Expected of the President-Elect?
The Executive Board meets through virtual and in-person meetings.  The Executive Board has fiduciary responsibility for CUR and sets and implements strategic directions to advance the organization.  The President-Elect is a member of the CUR Executive Committee, which meets regularly with CUR's Executive Officer to guide and oversee implementation of CUR's Strategic Plan and business activities.  The President-Elect is expected to attend in-person Board meetings. The cost for travel and nominal registration fee are the responsibility of the attendee. To help secure administrative support, CUR will send a copy of your election letter to administrators you designate. (Note: The 2022 Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually with no cost. Future meetings to be decided.) 

What are the Requirements for President-Elect?
Candidates for President-Elect should be very familiar with current Council business and must have completed at least one three-year term as a Councilor. Candidates must 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 be prepared to provide leadership on CUR's strategic plan and goal areas. Prior service on other nonprofit boards is a plus. Well-developed public speaking ability is helpful, given the numerous public speaking obligations of the President. President-Elect candidates should have support from their home institutions for the time and effort required for regular meetings and events, and other issues as they arise throughout their term as CUR President. 

The successful candidate will serve as President-Elect in 2022-2023, President in 2023-2024, and Immediate Past President in 2024-2025, with terms starting July 1 of those years. Candidates may NOT be members of the Nominations Committee or the Nominations Vetting Committee. All nominees must be CUR members at the time of their nomination and, if elected, must remain members throughout their term.

What is the Process for President-Elect?

  1. President-Elect nomination submissions are a self-nomination. All nominees will need a current CUR membership to apply. The membership requirement is satisfied through either a paid individual membership or as an activated member through their institutional membership. If you would like to recommend someone else to be considered, please refer them to this page or send their contact information to Silvia Ronco, chair of the Nominations Vetting Committee (NVC). 
  2. Nominees submit their nomination information via the online form below. You may save your submission and come back at any time. Partial submissions will not be reviewed. Please be sure to submit your nomination by 11:59 PM ET, November 15, 2021. The following application materials are needed: 
    1. ‚ÄčAn abbreviated no more than 6 pages that highlight professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research. 
    2. A description of your leadership experience both within CUR and extramural and how they qualify you to serve as CUR President-Elect (1-2 pages). 
    3. A description of your vision and plans for implementation of CUR's strategic plan if you were elected. 
  3. The NVC will vet all nominees and submit recommendations for candidates to appear on the ballot to the Nominations Committee. Nominees will be notified of their status as candidates at this time. Accepted nominations will appear on a ballot that will be sent to the General Council. All candidates will be notified of their election status in late March 2022. 
     

NOMINATIONS FOR President-Elect 

The Open Call for General Representative
The Executive Board continues to seek nominations of candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences for the position of General Representative to the Executive Board. Especially encouraged are candidates from organizations that directly support CUR's strategic plan and initiatives at the national level. 

What is Expected of the General Representative?
The Executive Board meets regularly throughout the year through in-person and virtual meetings. The Executive Board has fiduciary responsibility for CUR and sets and implements strategic directions to advance the organization. General Representatives are expected to attend the two-day annual business meeting each June as well as the Executive Board meeting that precedes this.  The cost for travel and the nominal registration fee is the responsibility of the attendee. To help secure administrative support, CUR will send a copy of your election letter to the administrators you designate. (Note: The 2022 Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually at no cost. Future meetings to be decided.)

What are the Requirements for General Representative?
The Board seeks individuals who will bring fresh perspectives on how to advance CUR's mission and strategic planning goals, including leadership for undergraduate research; diversity, equity, and inclusion; collaboration and community; advocacy and partnerships; sustainability and accountability. Candidates need not be members of CUR at the time of nomination but must have experience in public or private entities with missions aligned with that of CUR and become members if elected.

What is the Process for General Representative?

  1. Nomination submission is not a self-nomination. Nominations should be addressed to the chair of the Nominations Vetting Committee (NVC), Silvia Ronco, and to Austen Gage, by November 15, 2021. Please include the following in your email: 
    1. Nominee's first and last name
    2. Nominee's contact information
    3. A brief statement of the nominee's qualifications for the CUR Executive Board
  2. Please do not contact the nominee before the NVC review. The NVC will review the nomination and facilitate contact with the nominee as appropriate. 
  3. Elections for this candidate will occur in April 2022 and the Executive Board will be the sole voters. Election results will be released in late April 2022.

     

EMAIL NOMINATIONS FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE 

The Open Call for Council Representative
The Executive Board continues to seek nominations of candidates from the following seven divisions of CUR: Arts & Humanities, At-Large, Education, Geosciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, or Social Sciences. 

What is Expected of the Council Representative?
The Executive Board meets regularly throughout the year through in-person and virtual meetings. The Executive Board has fiduciary responsibility for CUR and sets and implements strategic directions to advance the organization.  Council Representatives are expected to attend the two-day annual business meeting each June as well as the Executive Board meeting that precedes this.  The cost for travel and the nominal registration fee is the responsibility of the attendee. To help secure administrative support, CUR will send a copy of your election letter to the administrators you designate. (Note: The 2022 Annual Business Meeting will be held virtually at no cost. Future meetings to be decided.)

What are the Requirements for Council Representative?
Candidates for Council Representative must be current councilors and familiar with CUR's strategic plan. Nominees must be from one of the following divisions: Arts & Humanities, At-Large, Education, Geosciences, Mathematics & Computer Sciences, Physics & Astronomy, or Social Sciences. All other divisions are currently represented as Council Representatives on the executive board. In addition to experience with CUR, prior leadership experience is a plus (note: this can be in such areas as leadership on campus through governance; fundraising - including grant-writing and management; and service in other professional societies and/or nonprofit organizations. Council Representatives must remain Divisional Councilors throughout their Executive Board term. The candidates may NOT be members of the Nominations Committee or the Nominations Vetting Committee. All nominees will need a current membership to apply. The membership requirement is satisfied through either a paid individual membership or as an activated member through their institutional membership. Nominee member profiles should be completed and updated prior to nomination. 

What is the Process for Council Representative?

  1. Council Representative nomination submissions are a self-nomination/nomination via a colleague. All nominees will need a current CUR membership to apply. The membership requirement is satisfied through either a paid individual membership or as an activated member through their institutional membership. Nominees must also have declared their primary division within their CUR profile and have all contact information up to date. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Austen Gage
  2. Nominees submit their nomination information via the online form below. You may save your submission and come back at any time. Partial submissions will not be reviewed. Please be sure to submit your nomination by 11:59 PM ET, November 15, 2021. The following application materials are needed: 
    1. ‚ÄčAn abbreviated 2-page CV that highlights professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research. 
    2. A description of your leadership experience both within CUR and extramural (1 page). 
    3. A description of how you will represent CUR-wide interests and advance CUR's strategic plan (1 page). 
  3. The NVC will vet all nominees and submit recommendations for candidates to appear on the ballot to the Nominations Committee. Nominees will be notified of their status as candidates at this time. Accepted nominations will appear on a ballot that will be sent to the General Council. All candidates will be notified of their election status in late March 2022. 

     

NOMINATIONS FOR Council REPRESENTATIVE