and Theory Division
Name and affiliation
of this organization shall be the Research and Theory Division (hereafter
R&T) of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology
division of AECT, R&T is fully subject to the policies of the association.
II. Purpose and function
R&T division promotes the development and advancement of theory; promotes,
presents, and disseminates research and scholarship that encompasses multiple
perspectives; advocates the study of social and cultural issues in the field;
supports, fosters, and mentors emerging scholars.
The division provides a
professional community for AECT members with an interest in research and
member is eligible to join the R&T Division.
IV. Offices and governance
R&T board shall be comprised of the Executive Committee, the Featured
Research Coordinator, and all other members of the division who indicate their
willingness to act in this capacity as indicated on their annual membership
form, whether new or renewal. Board members shall attend an annual
board meeting held at the AECT convention and participate in on-going board
business as communicated through the R&T listserv.
Executive Committee comprised of the officers (President, Past-President,
President-Elect and President-Elect Designate), a Communications Officer, an
R&T liaison to the AECT Board, and up to 3 members-at-large, shall provide
leadership to the division.
division officers shall include President-Elect Designate, President-Elect,
President, Past-President, and Communications Officer. Major areas of
responsibility include the following:
President-Elect Designate shall assist the President-Elect with conference
planning and program proposal evaluation
President-Elect shall be responsible for chairing the division convention
President shall conduct all business, meetings, and other tasks relating to
division activity within AECT.
Past President shall be responsible for elections of officers and R&T
Communications Officer shall act as R&T Webmaster
Division Secretary shall document meetings, prepare minutes and other duties as
assigned by the division president.
R&T Representative to the AECT Board shall be elected every third year to a
term, as stipulated in the AECT By-Laws.
Executive Committee shall include members-at-large elected from the division
membership annually to one-year terms. Members-at-large may serve any
number of consecutive terms, but must run for the office each year.
Featured Research Coordinator will coordinate the featured research program of
AECT. The ETR&D board nominates one or more individuals to serve for a 3
year term as Featured Research Coordinator. The nomination must be confirmed by
the R&T Executive Committee.
of a President-Elect and Members-at-Large shall be conducted online during the
fall preceding the Annual Convention. Nominees may be self-selected or
generated by any R&T member. Candidates for President-Elect must commit to
serving a 4-year term through the cycle of President-Elect Designate,
President-Elect, President, and Past President. All nominations shall be
confirmed by the Executive Committee, after which the election process shall be
posted on the AECT website for a four-week period. Announcement of
election results shall be posted on the AECT website and the R&T listserv.
of the Executive Committee
R&T Executive Committee shall meet annually at the AECT Convention.
Telephone conference meetings shall also be scheduled at least once per quarter
through the year. All business of the Executive Committee may be
conducted electronically, either by telephone conference call or online.
An agenda shall be developed by the President and distributed to all Executive
Committee members before any meeting. Notes from all conference calls and
meetings shall be posted by the Communications Officer to the R&T listserv
and the R&T blog/website within 7 days of the event.
of the Membership/Board
R&T members shall meet annually at the AECT convention at a time which is
least likely to conflict with conference sessions or other events.
executive committee can create additional committees as needed. Committee
chairs will be appointed by the executive committee, and will select other
language shall be presented by the Executive Committee to the R&T
membership for approval online on the AECT website, with discussion via the
R&T listserv. Adoption of By-Laws and/or revisions shall occur at a
meeting of the Executive Committee.
30 April 2009