|2015-16 SPS Council Elections
2015-2016 National Council Elections are now open!
Elections for SPS Zone Councilors for Zones 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 18 for 3-yr terms, and Zone 2 (final year of an existing 3-yr term); Associate Zone Councilors for all 18 Zones for 1-yr terms; and the office of SPS President (2-yr term) are open until May 9, 2015. Each chapter receives one vote and ballots are emailed to advisors. ALL VOTING IS DONE ELECTRONICALLY.
Instructions for 2015-16 election ballots.
If you want to learn more about the current council, please visit: www.spsnational.org/governance/council. To learn more about what being on the National Council means, read below.
Descriptions of open council positions:
The Associate Zone Councilor (AZC) must be a member of a SPS chapter. Elected for a one-year term, the duties of the Associate Zone Councilor parallel those of the Zone Councilor: communicating with chapters, encouraging and urging chapters to host zone meetings, attending zone meetings hosted by others, and keeping a polite thumb in the back of chapter officers.
The Associate Zone Councilor represents his/her zone at the annual SPS National Council meeting. This means that your nominee for Associate Zone Councilor must be a student member of SPS in 2015-16. The next Council meeting will be held 17-20 September 2015. All students wishing to run for Associate Councilor Representative MUST plan on staying through noon the 20st of September.
The Zone Councilor (ZC), elected for a three-year term, communicates regularly with all chapters about SPS interest in the zone and at the national level, reminds chapters of deadlines in the SPS calendar, and meets with individual chapters as time and resources permit. The Zone Councilor also encourages, keeps a polite thumb in the back of chapter advisors, and represents his/her zone on the National Council. The next Council meeting will be held 17-20 September 2015.
The Zone Councilor ensures that zone meetings are organized and held. This does not mean that the Zone Councilor organizes them him/her-self; it means that the Zone Councilor asks (and sometimes coaxes) chapters to host a zone meeting. If the Zone Councilor is a Sigma Pi Sigma member, then he/she may install new Sigma Pi Sigma chapters at a chapter’s invitation.
The SPS President, elected for a two-year term, serves on the Executive Committee as its chairperson, presides over meetings of the Council, and represents SPS to the AIP Governing Board and the AIP Advisory Committee on Physics Education.