BOARD MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS

  • Attend Board Meetings:
    • Annual Meeting, including Board meetings, Liaison Committee Meetings, Business Meeting, Social Events, etc. (October/November)
    • Conference Call #1 (February/March)
    • Mid-Year Retreat (May/June)
    • Conference Call #2 (August/September)
  • Review Board materials received in advance of meetings, in order to be ready to discuss and act on them.
  • Become familiar with parliamentary procedure.
  • Hold confidential all matters discussed in executive session.
  • Be proactive. Observe how the Association is functioning, and listen for opinions and concerns of members (and nonmembers). Consider how to meet members’ needs whether officially brought to the Board or not.
  • In discussing and voting on issues, emphasize the good of the Association as a whole above the interests of yourself or your institution. You represent the membership as a whole.
  • Step down from all other ASIS&T and ASIS&T-related committees and boards. Board members may not serve on standing committees of the Association, except in a Board liaison capacity.
  • Attend all meetings of the committees to which you are the Board liaison and represent that committee in Board meetings.
  • Serve as an ambassador of the Association but not a spokesperson unless asked to serve in this capacity. Do not make commitments on behalf of the Association unless asked to do so.