Officer Nomination Deadline Set for 29 February

ElectionsMembers wishing to submit nominations for office to stand in ICA's fall 2012 elections must do so by 29 February 2012, the deadline for receipt of all nominations. Members may nominate candidates for president-elect select, a student board member, and two board members-at-large. The members-at-large elected this year will represent the regions of South & West Asia and East Asia, as dictated by the protocol ICA adopted in 2000 in order to promote worldwide representation on the Board.

The South & West Asia region, as defined by the UNESCO Statistical Yearbook, includes the Arab League, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen. East Asia includes China, Hong Kong, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, North Korea, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Board members, both student and at-large, serve 2-year terms on the board. The president serves for 1 year, but winning the ICA presidential election is a 5 1/2-year commitment to the Executive Committee: Winners serve 6 months as president-elect select; 1 year as president-elect and conference program chair; 1 year as ICA president; 2 years as past president; and 1 year as chair of the ICA Finance Committee.

Any ICA member may nominate any other ICA member for office. Nominations must include a letter of nomination and statement about the candidate's credentials and record of service to ICA. Nominees will be asked to provide a vita and list of references.

Bernadette M. Watson, U of Queensland, is the current chair of the ICA Nominating Committee. Other committee members include: Mike Allen, U of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Nico Carpentier, Vrije U Brussels; James M. Honeycutt, Louisiana State U; Lisa M. McLaughlin, Miami U - Ohio; Hiroshi Ota, Aichi Shukutoku U; and Bart van den Hooff, VU U Amsterdam. Questions on the nominating process may be directed to Bernadette Watson at  

All nominations must be emailed to Bernadette Watson at by 29 February 2012.

Online balloting in the fall 2012 ICA elections will begin on 15 September and continue until 1 October 2012.