Leadership Roles and Responsibilities

Leadership Team

The STEM Education and Training TIG leadership team organizes and facilitates the ongoing business of the TIG. The leadership team is responsible for the following key activities each year:

  • Hold an annual business meeting at the AEA conference,
  • Coordinate STEM education evaluation program sessions at the AEA conference,
  • Conduct professional development activities for TIG members,
  • Maintain a website of online opportunities and resources,
  • Communicate opportunities and resources to TIG members.

Annual Elections

The STEM Education and Training TIG elects its leadership team every year. All elected leaders will serve in a two-year rotation, first as an incoming leader and in the subsequent year as the current leader in the role. During the first year of the two-year term, Incoming Chairs and Webmasters will assist the Current Chair or Webmaster, in preparation for taking on those duties in a primary position in the following year. As a result, 

Other volunteers are welcome to serve on the leadership team and contribute to the efforts and activities, as Members at Large, at the discretion of the Chair. Those who are interested but not able to commit to joining the leadership team are also welcome to participate in leadership team telecons and other activities on an ad hoc basis, again at the discretion of the chair.

Leadership Roles

A table that describes the responsibilities, tasks, and time commitment for each leadership role.

TIG Chair

The TIG Chair leads a monthly one-hour meeting with the leadership team, attends quarterly meetings hosted by AEA leadership, and is the primary contact for AEA leadership throughout the year. Tasks include scheduling and sending reminder emails to the leadership team, and planning agendas based on the AEA calendar and the needs/interests of the group. The TIG Chair also attends Happy Hour and Discussion Series events, when possible. This position is a two-year commitment, the first year as incoming and the second year as chair. The incoming TIG Chair may be called on to support the TIG Chair in minimal ways. Estimated time commitment: 4 hours/month for Chair, 2 hours/month for Incoming Chair.

Social Chair

The Social Chair will organize and lead six one-hour virtual happy hours meetings each year, and may help plan a social event during the annual meeting. Tasks include communicating with AEA to get approval of email announcements, and facilitating the events. Happy hour events are every other month, starting in January. The Social Chair will also attend monthly TIG meetings, when possible. This position is a two-year commitment, the first year as incoming and the second year as chair. The incoming Social Chair may be called on to support the Social Chair in minimal ways. Estimated time commitment: 3 hours/month for Chair, 2 hours/month for Incoming Chair.

Discussion Chair

The Discussion Chair organizes and leads 6 one-hour virtual discussion sessions each year. Tasks include recruiting speakers and facilitating sessions. Discussion series events are every other month, starting in February. The Discussion Chair will also attend monthly TIG meetings, when possible. This position is a two-year commitment, the first year as incoming and the second year as chair. The incoming Discussion Chair may be called on to support the Discussion Chair in minimal ways. Estimated time commitment: 4 hours/month for Chair, 2 hours/month for Incoming Chair.

Program Chair

The Program Chair leads the conference proposal review process for the annual meeting with the assistance of the incoming Program Chair. This position is a two-year commitment. The Program Chair will also attend monthly TIG meetings and attends quarterly meetings hosted by AEA leadership, when possible. This position is a two-year commitment, the first year as incoming and the second year as chair. The incoming Program Chair may be called on to support the Program Chair in minimal ways. Estimated time commitment: 10-12 hours/month during proposal review season from April - June, 2-3 hours/month for the rest of the year.

Webmaster

The Webmaster responsible for maintaining the STEM TIG page on the American Evaluation Association website. The webmaster updates or removes content to keep the website timely and orderly, and to build over time a library of online resources helpful and relevant to the TIG’s membership. The Webmaster will also attend monthly TIG meetings, when possible. This position is a two-year commitment, the first year as incoming and the second year as chair. The incoming Webmaster may be called on to support the Webmaster in minimal ways. Estimated time commitment: 3 hours/month, 1 hour/month for Incoming Webmaster.

Member at Large, Twitter and LinkedIn Lead

One position among Members at Large has volunteered to manage the TIG’s Twitter account. In addition to attending meetings, as described in the bullet directly above, tasks might include: posting announcements and invites to TIG events, creating flyers or images to post to maximize Twitter character usage for tweets, re-tweeting STEM related information strategically #hashtagging STEM related organizations or groups, generating suggestions for increasing our reach and TIG engagement using Tweets, using Hootsuite to manage and schedule tweets, and encouraging other TIG members with Twitter accounts to respond to and re-tweet TIG tweets. Estimated time commitment: 4hours/month.

Members at Large

Members at Large attend monthly TIG meetings and contribute to conversations led by those in the positions named above. We have unlimited positions in this category. Members at Large also attend happy hour and discussion events, when possible. Estimated time commitment: 2 hours/month.