2018 Nominating Committee Call

May 01, 2018

Call for Nominations for NCA Second Vice President and At-Large Directors of the Legislative Assembly and the Committee on Committees

The 2018 NCA Nomination Committee solicits from any member of the Association names of possible nominees for NCA Second Vice President and At-Large Directors of the Legislative Assembly and the Committee on Committees.

The Nominating Committee will review and narrow the slate of nominees who will eventually appear on the general election ballot. The Nominating Committee will not be limited in its deliberations to the list of nominees. All nominees must be a member of the Association at the time of nomination and must agree to maintain membership during the term of office. The slate of nominees who will appear on the general ballot will be announced in September 2018. The general election will be conducted in January 2019.

Nominations are due Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Send nomination information electronically to nomination@natcom.org or by mail to:

National Communication Association
Attn: Nominating Committee
1765 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Questions can be submitted to the 2018 Nominating Committee Chair, Lynn Turner, lynn.turner@marquette.edu or NCA Governance Manager, Justin Danowski at jdanowski@natcom.org.    

Second-Vice President

The elected Second Vice President will assume office on January 1, 2020, plan the 2021 NCA annual convention and serve as NCA president in 2022.

Qualifications of potential nominees include:

  • a senior member of the Association at the time of nomination
  • a record of ongoing involvement with NCA
  • a record of successful leadership experience
  • an understanding of the communication discipline and the Association
  • an understanding of and commitment to work toward meeting NCA’s Strategic Plan
  • a sensitivity to and an understanding of diversity issues

Nomination materials must include:

  • A cover letter explaining one’s interest and reasons for seeking nomination
  • Current curriculum vitae of no more than 15 pages
  • Up to a 1000-word statement of goals for or vision for the Association
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Letter of institutional support for the specific duties of the position

Self-nominations are strongly encouraged.

At-Large Members of the Legislative Assembly

At-Large Members of the Legislative Assembly are elected to a 3-year term to begin January 1, 2020. At least six members will be nominated and three will be elected by the membership. 

The Legislative Assembly serves a key liaison function between the leadership and the broader membership.  The strength of the Association relies in significant part on informed responses to the questions that come before the Legislative Assembly.  The business at the LA meetings is legally governed by the NCA Constitution and Bylaws, and decisions are guided by the Association’s strategic plan. 

Expectations: The Legislative Assembly meets as a body each year in tandem with NCA’s annual convention and is the principal policy-making body of the Association.  There is typically a full afternoon session the day before the convention begins, as well as a shorter morning session on the third day of the convention.  Additional work is completed electronically throughout the year. Officers, directors, trustees (the LA and its EC who are listed on the IRS Form 990), key employees, substantial contributors or employees thereof, and grant selection committee members are not eligible to receive grants from NCA. General duties and responsibilities for members of the Legislative Assembly include:

  • attending the Legislative Assembly meetings held during the Annual Convention and
  • reviewing, deliberating, and voting in respect to Association matters as brought forth to the Legislative Assembly.

Qualifications: Nominees can be at any stage of their professional lives. At-Large Members represent emerging interests and critical problems and help the Assembly achieve a balanced representation of teaching levels, ethnic and minority group interests, gender, age, and academic status.

 Each nomination must include:

  • A cover letter explaining one’s interest and reasons for seeking nomination
  • Current curriculum vitae of no more than 3 pages

Self-nominations are strongly encouraged.

At-Large Members of the Committee on Committees

At-Large Members of the Committee on Committees are elected to a 2-year term to begin January 1, 2020. At least four members will be nominated and two will be elected by the membership.

The Committee on Committees nominates members to the Legislative Assembly to fill vacancies on association standing committees, councils, and such other vacant positions within the association governance.

Expectations: General duties and responsibilities for occupancy of the position include:

  • attending Committee on Committees meetings held during the NCA annual convention;
  • reviewing, deliberating on, and approving a slate of nominees for various governance positions; and
  • reaching out and encouraging members to stand for nomination to NCA committees.

Qualifications: A nominee should have a broad understanding of the discipline and the Association and have knowledge of and appreciation for the contributions made by members of NCA committees in the variety of work they do for the discipline and the Association. Nominees should also be able to contribute to the search for talented and engaged NCA members to serve the discipline and the Association.

Each nomination must include:

  • A cover letter explaining one’s interest and reasons for seeking nomination
  • Current curriculum vitae of no more than 3 pages

Self-nominations are strongly encouraged.