Be a Part of the CEC-TAG Board

Make a difference in the lives of gifted learners: run for an office on the CEC-TAG board. Opportunities include three positions that are elected and three positions that are appointed. You must be a member of TAG to serve. Please let us know if you are interested in any of the board positions, including those that are appointed. Include your interest and involvement in TAG and gifted education.

Please submit a 200-word statement, 75-word biography, and photo by October 15th to julia.roberts@wku.edu.

All board members have these responsibilities:

  • Attend the quarterly meetings of the Board. One Board meeting is held  in conjunction with the annual CEC convention, and another is typically held fall of each year. Other meetings will be held electronically. Missing two consecutive Board meetings is cause for dismissal from the Board. Attendance is defined as being there from start to finish, whether in person or electronically.
  • Attend the annual business meeting for the membership held at the annual CEC convention.
  • Notify the president in the event of an absence for any meeting. Reports must be submitted by the stated deadline prior to meetings regardless of attendance. 
  • Contribute to TAG publications.
  • Serve on at least one standing committee and accept ad hoc responsibilities.

 

These positions are open for election:

President Elect (2019-2020)

  • Preside at meetings of the Board in the absence of the president.
  • Plan TAG’s portion of the program for the annual CEC convention by
    •  serving on the CEC Program Advisory Committee (PAC);
    • attending two PAC meetings annually (one during the annual convention and one during the summer);
    • receiving program proposals and coordinating the review process; and
    • working with PAC to ensure that the CEC convention incorporates multiple sessions of interest to the membership of TAG.
  • Plan the symposium (if applicable).
  • Serve as a member of the Finance Committee and the Elections Committee.
  • Represent TAG at IDC meetings as determined in collaboration with the president.
  • Submit quarterly reports to be presented at each Board meeting.
  • Assist the president and perform other duties as may be assigned to the office.

Secretary (2019-2020)

  • Keep a careful record of the proceedings of each meeting.
  • Distribute the minutes of each meeting no later than six weeks following the meeting. Follow-up actions are to be highlighted.
  • Correspond on behalf of TAG as requested by the president and the Board.
  • Collect and organize annually the following materials for the digital archive:
    • committee reports,
    • reports to CEC,
    • issues of TAG publications,
    • minutes of Board meetings and the annual business meeting,
    • recipients of awards, 
    • lists of Board members, and
    • any other pertinent materials.
  • Transfer all digital and print records to the new secretary 30 days after the beginning of the term.

Division Representative to the CEC Representative Assembly (2019-2021)

  • Represent and advocate for TAG at the annual CEC Representative Assembly meeting. This requires careful preparation prior to and active participation in the RA meeting. Attendance is required.
  • Monitor CEC issues and business throughout the year and notify the TAG Board about relevant items.
  • Submit quarterly reports on relevant CEC business and issues to be presented at each Board meeting.

 

These positions are open for appointment:

Children and Youth Advocacy Network (CAN) Coordinator (2019-2020)

  • Represent and advocate for TAG at the annual CEC Children and Youth Advocacy Network (hereafter CAN) workshop. This requires careful preparation prior to and active participation in the CAN workshop. Attendance is required.
  • Serve as a communication link between the CEC Public Policy Unit, the Board members, and TAG members.
  • Disseminate pertinent federal legislative information to the CAN network and TAG.
  • Carry out other advocacy duties as assigned by the president.
  • Chair the Governmental Relations Committee.
  • Submit quarterly reports to be presented at each Board meeting.

Public Relations Coordinator (2019-2020)

  • Maintain and update the website for TAG.
  • Provide information to the Board related to technology opportunities.
  • Coordinate social media efforts.
  • Coordinate the TAG elections by posting the ballot and reporting the results to the past president.
  • Chair the Public Relations Committee.
  • Submit quarterly reports to be presented at each Board meeting.

Standards and Accreditation Coordinator (2019-2021)

  • Represent TAG on matters related to standards and accreditation.
  • Submit quarterly reports to be presented at each Board meeting. Submit reports to CEC or other organizations as requested.
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