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The Open Call for Division Councilors
CUR seeks motivated and energetic members to serve as Councilors. Councilors are a crucial link between the organization and its members, helping to set policy; design and coordinate programs, workshops, and meetings; and create information resources. The Council seeks nominees who fully represent the undergraduate research community, so attention is paid to diversity with respect to institutional type, area of specialization, identity, and geographic location. The Nominations Committee members will be glad to answer any questions you may have about CUR and the responsibilities of Councilors. CUR encourages you to reach out to your division's chair to ask any questions about the activities and involvement in your division.
What is Expected of a Councilor?
Councilors are expected to attend the two-day annual business meeting each June. 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.)
Typically, Councilors will be asked to represent their division on a task force or committee. Councilors often have opportunities to serve as institute facilitators and coordinators or to serve in other leadership capacities across the organization. Many members of the Executive Board are elected by and from the Councilors. The standard term is three years; thus each division has a maximum of 24 Councilors. When a division has less than 16 returning councilors, it has the opportunity to fill open seats, which results in shorter one- or two-year terms.
What is the Process?
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