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Call for ICA Officer Nominations

Posted By Katie Wolfe, Friday, February 1, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The International Communication Association’s annual call for ICA Officer Nominations is now open. Nomination submissions will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee for consideration for inclusion in the September 2019 ICA Elections.


Please take this opportunity to help guide ICA’s future by submitting qualified nominees for consideration.


DEADLINE FOR NOMINEE SUBMISSION: Thursday, 28 February 2019 at 16:00 UTC


ELIGIBILITY: Any ICA member may nominate themselves or any other ICA member for office. Only Active Members shall be eligible for nomination, election, or appointment to office in the Association.


ICA OFFICER POSITIONS: Members may nominate candidates to be reviewed by the Nominating Committee for president, board member-at-large, and student board member.


PRESIDENT: The member selected as president makes a 5 1/2-year commitment to the Executive Committee (six months as president-elect select; one year as president-elect/conference program chair; one year as ICA President; three years as past president). The final year on the Executive Committee, the past president serves as General Secretary and chair of the Regional Conferences Committee.  The President-Elect Select selected in the 2019 election will begin service on the Executive Committee immediately upon announcement of the results.


BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Board members-at-large serve one three-year term; there are three BMAL at any given time. The purpose of member-at-large positions is to grow the Board of Directors representation from underrepresented regions. Board member-at-large positions are no longer tied to specific area openings, and anyone can be considered, but the nominating committee will typically identify one region for the two candidates selected. The BMAL selected in the 2019 election will begin service at the end of the 2020 Annual ICA Conference in Australia. View the Board Member-at-Large job description.


STUDENT BOARD MEMBER: Student board members serve in pairs, with one nominated each year for overlapping two-year terms. The Student Board Member selected in the 2019 election will begin service at the end of the 2020 Annual ICA Conference in Australia. View the Student Board Member description.


NOMINATION PROCESS: Members wishing to submit nominations for office to stand in ICA's September 2019 elections must do so by 16:00 UTC on 28 February 2019, the deadline for receipt of all nominations.  Names are then forwarded to the Nominating Committee, who will review all materials and qualifications and determine a short list of two candidates for each position. Nominations must be submitted through the form on the ICA Officer Nomination page linked to below; all fields are required including details about the candidate's qualifications, record of service to ICA, and the attachment of the candidate’s Curriculum Vitae.


ELECTIONS: Online balloting for ICA  elections is open annually from 1 September through 15 October. Results are typically announced on ICA social media channels and published in the November newsletter.


TO SUBMIT A NOMINATION:

  1. Log into your ICA account;

  2. Go to the ICA Officer Nomination page;

  3. Complete the form at the bottom of the page; all fields are required.

QUESTIONS: Questions on the nominating process may be directed to Laura Sawyer, Executive Director, or to Peter Vorderer (U of Mannheim), 2019 Nominating Committee Chair.


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