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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. 
 
Nominations are currently closed. Ballots for voting will open on January 27, 2023. 

Positions available for nominations within the Executive Board
President-Elect   |   General Representative  (2)    |   Council Representative  (3)
 

The 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?
CUR seeks nominees for President-Elect and chair of the CUR Executive Board. The Executive Board meets monthly through webinars and teleconferences, in-person twice annually, and engages regularly via virtual means between 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 Presidents' Group, which meets weekly with CUR's Executive Officer to guide and oversee implementation of CUR's Strategic Plan and business activities.

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 2023-2024, President in 2024-2025, and Immediate Past President in 2025-2026, with terms starting July 1 and ending June 30. 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 Austen Gage
  2. Nominees submit their nomination information via the online form below. Partial submissions will not be reviewed. Please be sure to submit your nomination by 11:59 PM ET, November 15, 2022. The nomination form will require the following materials:  
    1. ‚ÄčAn abbreviated CV that highlights professional accomplishments with respect to undergraduate research. (no more than 6 pages)
    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 (1 page). 
  3. The Nominations Vetting Committee will vet all nominees and submit recommendations for candidates to appear on the ballot to the Nominations Committee. Accepted nominations will appear on a ballot that will be voted on by the General Council. All candidates will be notified of their election status by May 1, 2023. Questions about your nomination status may be directed to Austen Gage.  
     

NOMINATIONS FOR President-Elect 
 

The 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. 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 Expected of the General Representative?
The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) invites nominations for the position of General Representative to the Executive Board. 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. 

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.  Desired expertise includes networking and collaboration with relevant agencies, institutions, or foundations; and cultivating relationships with partner organizations. The Executive Board continues to seek candidates from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Especially encouraged are candidates from organizations that directly support CUR's strategic plan and initiatives at the national level. 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. Please do not contact the nominee before the Nominations and Vetting Committee Review. The NVC will review nominations and facilitate contact with the nominee as appropriate. If you have any questions, please contact Austen Gage. Nominees may be submitted via the form below or via emails directed to Austen Gage. Please include the following in your email or have the following ready to place within the below form: 
    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. Nominees will be contacted by the NVC, and their interest in the position will be determined. Interested candidates will be asked to submit a nomination packet, which will be used for vetting purposes by the NVC.
  3. Accepted nominations will appear on a ballot that will be voted on by the CUR Executive Board. All candidates will be notified of their election status by May 1, 2023.
     

NOMINATIONS FOR GENERAL REPRESENTATIVE 
 

The  Call for Council Representative
The Executive Board continues to seek nominations of candidates from the following seven divisions of CUR: At-Large, Biology, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, or Social Sciences. 

What is Expected of the Council Representative?
CUR seeks nominees for Council Representative to serve on the Executive Board. The Executive Board meets monthly through webinars and teleconferences, in-person twice annually, and also engages regularly via virtual means between meetings. The Executive Board has fiduciary responsibility for CUR, and sets and implements strategic directions to advance the organization. 

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: At-Large, Biology, Education, Engineering, Geosciences, Health Sciences, 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. 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. Partial submissions will not be reviewed. Please be sure to submit your nomination by 11:59 PM ET, November 15, 2022. The nomination form will require the following: 
    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. Accepted nominations will appear on a ballot that will be sent to the General Council. All candidates will be notified of their election status by May 1, 2023. 

     

NOMINATIONS FOR Council REPRESENTATIVE 

 

Nominations are currently closed. Ballots for voting will open on January 27, 2023. 

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