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Board Nominations

Join CAPCSD's Board of Directors

The nomination deadline was Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

CAPCSD’s Nominations Committee is accepting nominations for the following board positions:

  • President-Elect, three years of service, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2024
  • Secretary, two years of service, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2023

Desired Qualifications

Positions should be filled by individuals who have a passion for service to CAPCSD and believe their skill sets lend themselves to helping CAPCSD accomplish its mission and vision.

  • Individuals nominated for President-Elect have a demonstrated record of leadership and familiarity with CAPCSD’s mission and goals.
  • Individuals nominated for Secretary have a demonstrated record of leadership and a desire to generate and maintain documentation critical to the mission of CAPCSD.

Why consider volunteering for CAPCSD?

CAPCSD is the preeminent association for advancing the mission and goals of programs in communication sciences and disorders. We operate in an allied manner with other professional organizations, such as ASHA and AAA, and are the onlyorganization whose mission is to improve the academic environment for our disciplines. If you have a passion for curriculum, administration, teaching, clinical education, or other aspects of working in a university CSD department, please consider applying your enthusiasm and skills to a role within CAPCSD.

What are the benefits of serving CAPCSD in a volunteer role?

  • Influence the issues that affect the academy.
  • Make a direct impact on CAPCSD’s visionary programs, such as the Ph.D. scholarships, annual conference, Leadership Academy, and Clinical Educator resources, just to name a few.
  • Develop a broader vision of the issues impacting CSD faculty, students, and programs.
  • Represent an association of individuals who are specifically concerned with the education of future professionals, rather than a sub-group of a professional association.
  • Rely on the support of professional and highly trained staff via CAPCSD’s association management company who assist volunteers with accomplishing their work.
  • Develop a close network of colleagues who value our work environments in similar ways and who also like to have a good time while working!

What kind of time commitment can I expect?

The Board of Directors meets via teleconference once a month during the year and has four (4) face-to-face meetings, i.e., January, July, the Tuesday before the ASHA convention, and the two days prior to the annual conference. (The F2F meetings are currently being held virtually due to COVID-19.

For more information on the roles and duties of each position, please review the Policies and Procedures manual on the website. CAPCSD covers most travel expenses for meetings related to volunteer responsibilities.


The Nomination Process

Submit the online nomination form describing your qualifications for the position for which you, or your colleague, would like to be considered. The deadline is Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

  • All nominations for President-Elect and Secretary that are submitted by the deadline are forwarded to the CAPCSD Nominations Committee.
  • All nominees will be contacted within one week of the deadline to confirm the nominee’s willingness to accept a nomination.
  • Each nominee’s application will be reviewed by the Nominations Committee. Online interviews for top nominees will be scheduled in early January. After interviews are conducted, the Nominations Committee will determine the top nominee for each open position and confirm each nominee’s acceptance.
  • A single slate of officers will be presented to the Board of Directors at their winter board meeting. Beginning this year, CAPCSD implemented a new nominations process. The process will result in a single slate of officers developed by the Nominations Committee that will be presented to the Board of Directors. The approved single slate will then be voted on by membership.
  • The slate will be announced at the CAPCSD annual meeting, the week of April 7-10, 2021 (date TBD). Elections will open Saturday, April 10th and close Monday, April 26th.  Program directors will cast the vote for their program and are encouraged to solicit input from their faculty, clinic directors, and staff.
  • Terms officially begin July 1, 2021, but orientation and training will occur prior to that date.

What is Requested on the Nomination Form?

  • The Board position for which the person is being nominated: President-Elect or Secretary
  • Nominee’s Name, University, Email, Phone number, and Curriculum Vitae
  • Nominator(s) Name(s), University, Email, and Phone number (unless self-nominating)
  • Biographical Information - In 500 words or less, summarize current titles and positions, relevant past employment history, academic degrees and the granting institutions, and CCC area (if you hold it)
  • Qualifications and Plans - In 500 words or less describe: (a) how your abilities and experience fit the nature of the position for which you have been nominated and (b) how, if elected for the position for which you have been nominated, you plan to fulfill the associated duties.
  • Briefly list and include dates of current and previous CAPCSD activities and other professional association activities.

Nomination Deadline

Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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