ATIG CALL FOR SELF-NOMINATIONS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15

OPEN BOARD SEATS 2016-2019

All American Anthropological Association members who are current members of ATIG are invited to self-nominate for one of our open board positions. Please become a member or renew your membership by January 15, 2016 to self-nominate and vote:
http://www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1945&navItemNumber=764

Open Positions (description of positions and nomination instructions below):
• Convener
• Secretary
• Program Chair
• Member At Large (Student)
• Member At Large (Undesignated)
These 3-year terms run from the end of the meetings 2016 to end of the meetings 2019. The Convener also includes a fourth year as ex-officio member of board to ensure transition of ATIG leadership. Board members are expected to commit to attend the Annual Meetings of the AAA and to participate in both the ATIG Board and Business Meetings that are held during the AAA meetings.

ATIG uses the AAA standardized self-nomination format. Self-nomination includes a brief bio, statement of goals, and an optional photo. Download nomination instructions here: _ATIG_Self_Nomination_Instructions
• The deadline for self-nomination is Feb 1, 2016.
• Send self-nomination materials to Christine Preble ([email protected])
• Please send questions to Christine Preble ([email protected])
• Elections are conducted in February
The election is combined with the vote for renewal of ATIG as a formal interest group in the AAA organization. According to AAA rules, renewal must be submitted every three years and requires support of 25 AAA members.

We encourage you to consider yourself for self-nomination.
Thank you for your participation in ATIG.

Quetzil, ATIG Convener
Naomi Leite, ATIG Co-Convener
Christine Preble, ATIG Organization & Events Chair

Board Description

Convener:
The convener is the one sole official interface with AAA. Responsibilities include scheduling the ATIG board meeting in the program, running the ATIG board and business meetings, maintaining information on IG membership, working with elected board members to conduct activities, events, round tables, and sessions at AAA and elsewhere, creating collaborations and partnerships with AAA sections, and submitting annual IG report to AAA.

Secretary:
The Secretary is responsible for minutes of Business Meetings, certifies results of all ATIG elections, and carries out other duties as assigned by the ATIG Executive Board.

Program Chair:
The Program Chair’s primary responsibilities lie in planning the programming for the AAA meetings. This consists of soliciting proposals for invited session(s), chairing and overseeing the Program Committee who votes on these proposals, and compiling a broader list of tourism-themed sessions that is posted online prior to the conference. A member of the ATIG executive board, the Program Chair also contributes to the general operations of ATIG as may be agreed upon by the ATIG executive board.

Member At Large (Student):
Member At Large—Student is a voting position in which the person collaborates with the board to create and conduct strategic activities and carries out duties and tasks assumed or assigned by the ATIG Executive Board to assist in board responsibilities, e.g., daily maintenance of Facebook page, Listserv and website; assisting in meeting programming; and other emergent board activities.

Member At Large (Undesignated):
Member At Large—Undesignated is a voting position in which the person collaborates with the board to create and conduct strategic activities and carries out duties and tasks assumed or assigned by the ATIG Executive Board to assist in board responsibilities, e.g., daily maintenance of Facebook page, Listserv and website; assisting in meeting programming; and other emergent board activities.