CIHE Nominations 2019

The ASHE CIHE Nominations Committee invites nominations, including self-nominations, for the positions of:

  • Vice Chair
  • ​Members At Large (2)

For all these positions we seek individuals who will provide outstanding leadership to an association committed to advancing excellent research and scholarship across the multiple and varied domains of higher education and contributing to the national discourse by linking higher education research and scholarship to policy and practice.

We ask that in submitting nominations you consider the vast diversity of ideas and perspectives, backgrounds and values, communities and commitments that our association represents, seeking leadership attentive to all.


Responsibilities & Terms:

For information on position responsibilities, please see the CIHE Bylaws. In addition, all ASHE volunteers are required to sign the ASHE Conflict of Interest Policy.
  • Vice ​Chair (Vice Chair: November 2019-November 2020; Chair: November 2020-November 2022; Past Chair: November 2022-November 2023)
  • From the CIHE Bylaws:
    • The term of the office for the Vice Chair shall be one year, followed by two years as Chair, and a fourth year as Past Chair. 
    • Section 2.5 DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
      • A. CHAIR: The duties of the Chair of the Council on International Higher Education are defined by these procedures and include the following:
        • Appoint and oversee the CIHE Award Committee.
        • Appoint a Program Chair for the CIHE Annual Forum in years when a Vice Chair does not sit on the Executive Committee.
        • Report annually to the ASHE Board of Directors the activities and significant news of the Council on International Higher Education.
        • Replace Members-at-Large in accordance with Section 2.4 above.
        • Make all appointments to Council committees as described in this document.
        • Chair meetings of the Executive Committee of the Council.
        • Call and conduct the annual business meeting of the Council.
        • Be responsible for activities that will further the objectives and aims of the Council on International Higher Education.
      • B. VICE CHAIR: The duties of the Vice Chair of the Council on International Higher Education are defined by these procedures and include the following:

        • Serve as Program Chair of the annual International Forum. Working in collaboration with a team of Members-at-Large, the Vice Chair will coordinate the development and dissemination of the Forum's Call for Proposals, the review of proposals received, and the development of the International Forum Program.
        • The Vice Chair may appoint a Program Co-Chair from the Council membership.
        • At the close of the International Forum, the Vice Chair will assume the duties and title of Chair.
        • The Vice Chair will work closely with the Chair to oversee activities that will further the objectives and aims of the Council on International Higher Education.
        • The Vice Chair shall chair meetings of the Executive Committee of the Council in the event of an absence of the Chair.
      • ​C. PAST CHAIR
        • The duties of the Past Chair of the Council on International Higher Education are defined by these procedures and include the following
        • At the close of the International Forum, the Chair will assume the duties and title of Past Chair
        • The Past Chair will serve as consultant to the Council on business matters and the development of the International Forum program
        • The Past Chair will work closely with the Chair to oversee activities that will further the objectives and aims of the Council on International Higher Education.
  • Members at Large (2) (November 2019-November 2021)
  • From the CIHE Bylaws: 
    • E. MEMBERS-AT-LARGE: The duties of the 3 Members-at-Large of the Council on International Higher Education are defined by these procedures and include the following:
      • Serve as an advisory group to the Chair.
      • Support the Program Chair with coordinating the International Forum program.

To submit a nomination:

  • Nomination Letter: We ask that nominators prepare a letter summarizing the qualifications of the individual for the role, including the individual's prior intellectual and professional contributions to the field of higher education, to ASHE, and to other professional organizations. Thoughts about what the individual is positioned to contribute to ASHE through the term of service also will be greatly valued.
  • CV: Please include the nominee's CV.
  • Agreement to Serve: We would like each nominator to speak with each nominee and make sure that, if nominated and elected, the candidate would be willing to serve.

To submit a self-nomination:

  • Nomination Letter: We ask that self-nominators prepare a letter summarizing your qualifications for the role, including your prior intellectual and professional contributions to the field of higher education, to ASHE, and to other professional organizations. Thoughts about what you are positioned to contribute to ASHE through the term of service also will be greatly valued.
  • CV: Please include your CV.

Timeline & Process:

Nominations must be received no later than Friday, May 3, 2019,12:00pm (noon) Pacific Time.

From the CIHE Bylaws:

Section 2.2 NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

a. All officers of the Council shall be elected by electronic ballot of the voting members of the Council. These ballots will be distributed and collected prior to the first day of the annual International Forum, and results of the elections will be announced at the Council's business meeting, which is held at the close of the International Forum.

b. The Election Committee appointed by the Chair shall propose nominations (for at least two names for each office) and ascertain the availability of nominees for the office of Vice Chair, Communications Coordinator and Executive Committee Members at Large. As much as possible, the nominees shall represent different countries and continents as well as diverse ethnic backgrounds and genders.

  • The names of potential candidates will be solicited from the membership at large at least thirty (30) days prior to voting.

  • The elections committee will approach qualified candidates to inquire as to their willingness to stand for nomination.

  • Potential nominees will submit a 250 word statement describing their qualifications for nomination as well as potential contributions to CIHE as a member of the Executive Committee.

  • The Elections Committee will review candidate statements and will select those whom it considers best qualified for the available positions.

  • Election for Vice Chair will occur every other year during the Chair’s first year in term. The elected Vice Chair will assume the position at the start of the sitting Chair’s second year in term and will replace the outgoing Past Chair.

c. The Election Committee should whenever possible submit to the Chair at least twice the number of the names of nominees for each position to be filled -- Vice Chair, Communications Coordinator, Members at Large, and Graduate Student Liaison -- accompanied by evidence of the nominees' consent to run.

d. The Chair shall approve the nominees and prepare and send an electronic ballot to the membership of CIHE. The person receiving the largest number of votes shall be elected to office. In the event that two At-Large Members are subject to voting in the same election, then the top two vote recipients shall be elected to office. The Election Committee shall review the procedures and certify the results to the Chair immediately, and to the members at the following annual meeting and on the Council's web page. In case of a tie, the election shall be settled by lot. The Election Committee will establish the procedure.

Section 2.3 SCHEDULE FOR NOMINATIONS AND ELECTIONS

a. The Election Committee shall be appointed within two months after the Chair assumes office.

b. At least 30 days shall elapse between the electronic delivery of election ballots to members and the deadline for voting. The Chair shall arrange for announcing the election on the CIHE listserv and set the deadline for voting, which shall be prior to the ASHE Annual Meeting.

c. The Chair may choose to conduct the elections process in a reasonably fair manner different from that described in 2.3a and 2.3b, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.


Questions?:

If you have any questions, please contact ASHE Executive Director Jason Guilbeau at jason.guilbeau@unlv.edu.


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