Elections to the Executive Committee

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At the 2019 AGM, elections will be conducted for the positions of Vice Chair (Chair-elect), Conference Chair (end of term of Pádraig Hogan), and two elected members (end of term of Christine Doddington and Andrew Davis).

Nominations are therefore invited for the positions of Vice Chair (Chair-elect), Conference Chair, and two Elected Members.

Vice Chair (Chair-elect)

The Vice Chair (Chair-elect) serves one year as Vice Chair before assuming the role of Chair. The role of Vice Chair is to shadow the Chair prior to assuming the role. The role of Chair is to oversee the general management of the society’s affairs. The Chair is elected for a three-year term and shall normally be ineligible for immediate re-election. Following the three-year term, the retiring chair takes up the role of Vice Chair for a further two-year term.

Conference chair

The role of Conference Chair is to oversee the programme for the Annual Conference. This role involves leading the Conference committee in coordinating the Call for Papers, the review of the papers, the programme itself, including inviting and coordinating keynote speakers, and ensuing general programme organisation. The Conference chair provides reports to the Executive committee and normally attends two Executive committee meetings and 3 Finance and General Purposes committees meetings per year. The Conference Programme Chair is elected for a minimum period of three years and shall be eligible for re-election after each three-year period of office.

Elected member

Elected members represent interests of the wider membership and contribute to a range of discussions and decisions concerning the management of the society’s business. Elected members of the Executive committee normally are required to attend two meetings per year. These meetings normally take place in late March (one day before the annual conference in Oxford) and mid-November (normally in London). Elected members are elected for a term of three years. Retiring members are not be eligible for re-election for two years.

All normal expenses incurred in fulfilling these roles are reimbursed.

Nominees should be proposed and seconded and should indicate their consent.

Members who wish to nominate someone to these positions should email the Secretary, David Lewin (david.lewin@strath.ac.uk) and the Society Administrators (pesgb@sasevents.co.uk), copying the seconder and the candidate. Nominations close at 5pm on 31st December 2018.

Following a decision at the 2017 AGM, proxy votes will be accepted at the AGM. In order to allow members who cannot attend the AGM an opportunity to get to know the candidates, we ask that candidates please prepare a short statement (500 words maximum) outlining the basis on which they stand. Statements must be sent to the Secretary, David Lewin (david.lewin@strath.ac.uk) and the Society Administrators (pesgb@sasevents.co.uk) by Monday 18th January 2019 so that they can be published on our website: www.philosophy-of-education.org. Candidates are also welcome to submit a photo if they wish.

The society depends greatly on its members to give up their time to serve on the Executive Committee and we warmly encourage all members to consider putting themselves forward.

David Lewin
Secretary
25th November 2018

Election Process

Elections to the Executive Committee are conducted yearly at the Annual General Meeting. Any member can stand for election (except the Chair and elected members who are not eligible for immediate re-election). Vacancies on the executive committee are notified by the Secretary in advance of the AGM.

To stand for election, members must be proposed (by a member of the society) and seconded (by another member of the society). Proposals for election candidates can be made by email to the Secretary, by email to the society administrator, or in person at the conference office during the Annual Conference. If sufficient nominations are received, elections are conducted at the Annual General Meeting.

The society depends greatly on its members to give up their time to serve on the Executive Committee and we warmly encourage all members to consider putting themselves forward. If you would like to find out more about the Executive Committee or how to become involved, please speak to any of the members of the Executive Committee.