Call to Fill Three Open ACYIG Board Positions

Dear ACYIG Members,

At the end of this year, three of our colleagues – Cindy Dell Clark, Elisa Sobo, and myself –will be finishing their terms on the ACYIG Board. This means that I will be stepping down as ACYIG Convener. This is part of the Board’s planned rotation schedule, and I would like to publicly thank Cindy and Elisa for all of their help the last several years in supporting ACYIG. They have been a vital and active part of ACYIG’s success, and the Board can’t thank them enough!

I am also pleased to announce that Board Member, Lauren Heidbrink, has generously stepped up to become ACYIG’s Convener, starting January, 2016. Welcome to Lauren!

With these departures, there are now three open Board positions to be filled.

Per tradition, ACYIG conducts open Board appointments whenever possible. The ACYIG Board appoints new Board members from among a pool of candidates who have submitted letters of interest in open positions.

Board appointments are two-year positions (with a possibility to renew for a third) and typically require attendance at the annual meeting of the AAA and one biennial ACYIG joint conference during one’s tenure.

ACYIG Board member duties include: maintaining official interest group status with AAA; optimizing professional opportunities for members available via AAA; overseeing and growing professional presence within and outside AAA; and organizing the biennial ACYIG joint conference.

Right now, the ACYIG Board is looking for colleagues to apply for the following Board positions:

1)      Membership Coordinator [communicates with AAA to keep membership data up to date; manages the listserv and supervises the CRNs]

2)      AAA Liaison [coordinates with AAA to ensure ACYIG acts within AAA parameters and rules]

3)      Conference Co-coordinator for 2017 [works with conference partners to advertise conference and review/coordinate ACYIG panels; organizes review of ACYIG-sponsored AAA panel(s)]

If you would like to be considered for one of the three open positions above, please email one to two paragraphs to Dr. Rachael Stryker at by Sunday, November 1, 2015stating why you would like to become an ACYIG Board member and what you feel you can bring to the position. Please be sure to include your name, title, affiliation (academic or otherwise) and email/phone number so that we can respond to you, and clearly list the position that you are interested in.

The ACYIG Board will make decisions by November 15, 2015, and notify you soon after. Your duties as an ACYIG Board Member begin on January 4, 2016.

If you have any questions about ACYIG Board member duties or the open Board appointment process, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am very happy to answer them.

Again, thank you to all Board members present and future who make the difference for ACYIG!


Rachael Stryker
Convener, ACYIG