It is time for nominations for the 2014 NSELA elections! Positions open for the 2014 election are:
- Regional Director for Regions B & E
Nominees must submit their Nomination Packets online no later than November 15, 2013.
3-5 Letters of Endorsement must be submitted online no later than November 15, 2013.
View job descriptions for all offices.
If you have any questions, contact NSELA Nominations and Elections Chair, Joyce Tugel (
NSELA NOMINATIONS GUIDELINES, 2014
To be considered by the Nominations Committee, nominees must strictly abide by the instructions for completing the nomination packet or they will be disqualified.
All materials, including Nominee’s Packet and Letters of Endorsement, must be received no later than midnight (EST) November 15, 2013. Packets or letters received after this time will not be considered.
All materials from the nominee should be submitted at the same time and must include the following three items; an optional résume/CV (maximum 5 pages) may also be included.
- Nomination Form—to be completed by the nominee.
- Biographical Data—The Biographical Data must appear in the exact format described in the section below.
- Position Statement—The Position Statement must appear in the exact format described in the section below.
- Optional: Résume/CV—Nominees may also include an optional résume/CV. It must not exceed the equivelant of five single-spaced pages with 1” margins and at least 12pt. font.
Letters of Endorsement (3-5) must be submitted online.
A minimum of three letters is required, and up to a maximum of five is permitted. One must be from the nominee’s supervisor. These letters may be from NSELA members or nonmembers. The nomination letter (if any) will count as one of the five letters.
These letters should address the nominee’s leadership qualities as well as the nominee’s involvement in science education. The letter from the supervisor should indicate the supervisor’s willingness to support the nominee’s attendance at required meetings of this position. NSELA will not solicit letters of endorsement; this is the nominee’s responsibility. Letters of endorsement must be submitted online by the deadline date.
Nominees as well as the writers of the letters of endorsement will receive an automatic response when the nomination packet or endorsement letter is received.
Additional Information about the Nomination Packet:
- Biographical data is limited to 200 words; do not exceed the word count.
- You may prepare this section in a word processor and paste into the form below.
- Prepare your biographical data as you want it presented in the ballot material.
- Biographical data should include the following information in the order listed:
Current Employment Information and Degrees Received
List Your Name; Title of Current Position; Current Employer, including city and state and years of employment (i.e., 1995–Present); and Degrees (i.e., AB in Biology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1976).
List NSELA involvement such as committees and NSELA publications, both past and present. Where applicable, list year(s).
Additional Activities and Honors
List chronology of professional and teaching experience (include city, state, and year of each experience) and state and local science involvement (past and present). List other professional activities (include other associations you belong to, professional development activities, and other activities) and special honors and awards (list name of honor/award, honor/award sponsor, and year received).
Prepare your position statement as you want it presented in the ballot material. You may prepare this section in a word processor and paste into the form below.
It should addresses your philosophy of science teaching, the role and responsibility of NSELA in the profession, and/or other beliefs regarding science, technology, science leadership, or science education. You are required to indicate your envisioned actions as relevant to the office for which you are seeking nomination. Proofread the position statement carefully. Limit 200 words.