USEA Executive Board Selection Criteria
- Is personable and easy to approach, accessible to members
- Thinks strategically about USEA, STEM education, and teacher preparation
- Values and promotes consensus, cooperation, and participation among all board members
- Uses knowledge for decision making that benefits the overall organization
- Has an appreciation for and understanding of diversity
- Understands USEA staff resource and budget constraints
- Has experience on other boards or held previous leadership positions—a plus, but not a must
- Has support from employer and colleagues regarding the time required for board service
- Is able to attend Executive Board meetings and the annual UTeach Conference in May, as well as participate in ad hoc conference calls
- Diverse in age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, geographic representation, etc.
- Broad representation of UTeach programs
- Broad representation of the roles within UTeach (e.g., co-directors, master teachers, faculty, student support staff, alumni, etc.)
- Diverse special interests/expertise
About the Executive Board
The USEA Executive Board is comprised of up to 8 members and meets three times a year (face-to-face at the annual UTeach STEM Educators Conference in June and twice via web conference). The board consists of the president, vice president, past president, secretary-treasurer, three members-at-large, a non-voting member from the UTeach Institute, and a non-voting member from the National Math + Science Initiative. At least one member of the board should be a master teacher, and at least one member should be a UTeach alumnus. See the current Executive Board.