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Current members of AECT are invited to submit a nomination* to the Nominations Committee for the office of President-Elect to stand for election in January 2018 and, if elected, to serve as President of AECT for a 1-year term beginning at the October 2019 Conference. This is a three-year commitment with differing responsibilities each year: one year as President-elect (2018-19), one year as President (2019-20), and one year as Immediate Past President and liaison to the AECT Foundation (2020-21).

From the AECT By-laws:

6.4. Eligibility. The Nominating Committee shall determine the eligibility of nominees and ascertain that all the nominees for any office are willing to stand for office.  Eligibility shall consist of membership in the Association.

6.5. Restrictions. Individuals selected to be on the ballot in the general association election for President-Elect and/or Executive Secretary may not simultaneously be candidates for election to the Board or a Division.


From Section II Governance of the Manual of AECT Policies & Other Helpful Information (April 2016):



Program Development and Implementation:  The President has responsibility for planning short-term program development and ensuring with the Board, continuance of long-range plans. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: 1. Establish and facilitate the work of committees and task forces. 2. Work with the Executive Director in implementing suggested programs.


Management:  The President has responsibility for management of governance meetings and of tasks specifically assigned to the President by the Board of Directors. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: 1. Serve as the primary representative of the Board with regard to oversight of the National Headquarters Office, including selection, evaluation, and contract negotiations with the Executive Director. 2. Draft the agenda for Board meetings with assistance from the Executive Director and Executive Committee. 3. Chair governance meetings. 4. Appoint committee members and chairpersons in coordination with the President-Elect. 5. Solicit committee reports and budget requests.  6. Serve as an ex-officio non-voting member of all AECT committees. 7. Assign board members their liaison role for reporting purposes. 8. Chair the Executive Committee. 9. Prepare and present an annual report to the membership.


Internal-External Relations and Promotion:  The President has major responsibility during his or her tenure for Association relations with Regions, Affiliates, and task forces. Specific responsibilities may be delegated to the President-Elect, Past President, and Executive Director as mutually agreeable. Selected examples of activities related to this responsibility include: 1. Speak at Regional, State Affiliate or International meetings. 2. Advise Regions and Affiliates regarding their specific concerns. 3. Gather information from the field.


*Nominations are to be submitted to Kay Persichitte (Chair of the Nominations Committee) via email ( no later than March 1, 2017. Self-nominations will not be considered. To be considered, nominations must include:

  • Name, email address, and contact phone number of the nominator.
  • Name, email address, and contact phone number for the nominee.
  • Statement from the nominator that the nominee has been contacted and has approved the submission of his or her name for consideration by the Nominating Committee.

Questions may also be addressed to Kay Persichitte at


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