February 20, 2017

Nominate an ASAS National Graduate Director


Nominations for the ASAS National Graduate Director are now open. Here is information about the position, if you are interested in serving as a graduate director, or know someone you wish to nominate.

Responsibilities: Plan, advertise and implement ASAS graduate and undergraduate student activities at the National Meeting, such as the Graduate Student Symposium, Lunch & Learn, Open Forum and Social; serve as a voting member on the national ASAS Board of Directors; attend board meetings in January and July each year (all travel and accommodations covered); serve on various national ASAS committees (Student Activities, Communications, Membership, National Awards, and Agri-King Outstanding Graduate Student Award); recruit and organize National ASAS Graduate Director elections; update the graduate student section of the ASAS website; communicate with members using monthly Facebook/blog postings and updates in the Taking Stock e-newsletter; contribute monthly to the Graduate BULLetin, oversee one of the sectional graduate director committees and facilitate communication; continuously adjust programming activities to meet the needs of a changing and diverse membership.

Time commitment: Varies during the year from 5 to 20 hours per month depending on proximity to the National Meeting. Term is from July 2017 to July 2019. Graduate Directors must be graduate students or post-docs during the duration of their term. While two years is a significant commitment, participation should not interfere with progress towards your degree.

Application process: If you are interested in serving as a graduate director, or know someone you wish to nominate, please send name of nominee and contact information to Amanda Jones, amanda.2.jones@uconn.edu by March 1, 2017.

A committee will then choose two candidates to be finalists. Finalists will be asked to submit a short biography and vision statement. Finalists will be notified of election results and the new Graduate Director will begin his/her term at the completion of national meetings in July.

Questions: Contact Amanda Jones, amanda.2.jones@uconn.edu