Officer Duties

Duties of Elected Officers

Chair

  • Represents the Section to ASA Executive Office and Council.
  • Appoints and chairs annual Program Committee
  • Chairs annual Section Council and Business meetings
  • Submits annual report on the Section to ASA Executive Office
  • Appoints all committees

Chair-Elect

  • Serves on the Section Council
  • Assumes duties of the Chair in the latter’s absence or incapacity
  • Chairs the Distinguished Scholar Selection Committee

Past-Chair

  • Serves on the Section Council
  • Chairs the Committee on Nominations

Secretary-Treasurer

  • Serves on the Section Council
  • Prepares minutes of the Section’s annual Council and Business meeting
  • Oversees special elections (e.g., changes in By-laws)
  • Provides Council with copies of the By-laws and the ASA Manual on Sections
  • Authorizes expenditures of the Section’s funds (e.g., cash award to Student Paper Awardee) and provides annual budgetary report

Council Representatives (6)

  • Serve on the Section Council.
  • During their first year, they organize the Roundtable Sessions at the annual ASA meeting.
  • During their second year, they serve on the Student Paper Award Committee.
  • During their third year, they serve on the Distinguished Scholar Award Committee.

Student Representative (2)

  • Serve on the Section Council.

Duties of Other Officials and Committees

Committee on Nominations

  • Solicits nominations for the Section’s Officers and Council from membership; submits slate of candidates to the ASA Executive Office.
  • Chair: Section Past-Chair
  • Members: Three who are appointed by the Section Past-Chair.

Program Committee

  • Organizes the Section’s annual meeting.
  • Chair: Section Chair.
  • Members: At least two who are appointed by the Chair.

Membership Committee

  • Engages in activities to attract new members.
  • Chair: Appointed by Section Chair
  • Members: number is unspecified. Appointed by Membership Committee Chair.

Committee on Research Groups and Roundtables

  • Organize and convene Research Groups devoted to specific substantive topics in order to encourage the exchange of information and collaborative research projects as well as ad hoc Roundtables.
  • Co-chairs: The two first-year Council members.

Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award Selection Committee

  • Solicits nominations from membership and selects Distinguished Scholar Awardee
  • Chair: Section Chair-Elect
  • Members: Two third-year Council Members and one member of the Section appointed by the Chair-Elect. Not specified in By-laws

Student Paper Award Committee

  • Solicits nominations from membership and selects Student Paper Awardee
  • Chair: Appointed by Section Chair
  • Members: Two Second-Year Council Members and two Section members appointed by Section Chair.

Outstanding Publication Award Committee

  • Solicits nominations from membership and selects Outstanding Publication Awardee
  • Chair: Appointed by Section Chair
  • Members: Three members appointed by Section Chair and includes a past Section Chair.

Newsletter Editor

  • Prepares and publishes Newsletter. Serves at the pleasure of the Council. Appointed by Chair with concurrence of Council.

Listserv Editor

  • Prepares and distributes periodic news and announcements to the membership e-mail list. Serves at the pleasure of the Council. Appointed by Chair with concurrence of Council.
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