SRCD Latino Caucus Subcommittees
The Steering Committee shall appoint the members of the six regular Latino Caucus Subcommittees: (1) Nominations, (2) Membership, (3) Biennial Program, (4) Publications and Communications, (5) Finance & Fundraising; and (6) Social Media. The Steering Committee also may create such temporary committees as it deems necessary for achieving the objectives of the Latino Caucus.
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The Nominations Committee shall invite suggestions for nominations from the Latino Caucus membership for the elected officers of the Latino Caucus: Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Technical/Media Officer, members-at-large and Student Representatives of the Steering Committee to be elected. The Nominations Committee shall be responsible for the development of a specific set of written procedures and selection criteria that will be used to select the final slate of candidates that will be included on the final election ballot. The document describing the procedures and selection criteria guiding the nomination and election procedures shall be archived and made publicly available to the membership of the Latino Caucus. This selection of names to be included on the final election ballot shall be guided by the suggestions of the electorate and shall maintain representation of the various disciplines of the membership of the Latino Caucus. The Nominations Committee shall ascertain the willingness of the nominees to serve, if elected. The election ballot shall contain the names of up to three nominees each for Chair-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Student Representatives and up to three nominees for each of the members-at-large to be elected. The Chair-Elect of the Latino Caucus shall serve as chair of the Nominations Committee, and the Chair should serve as Co-Chair of the Nominations Committee.
The Membership Committee shall be responsible for promoting the growth of the Latino Caucus membership, which includes both recruiting and retention efforts. At least two members of the Membership Committee shall be selected from the members of the Steering Committee, including the chair of the Membership Committee. General members of the Latino Caucus are eligible to be appointed as members of the Membership Committee. The committee’s responsibilities include: (1) disseminating information regarding the Latino Caucus to the SRCD membership and prospective members; (2) developing promotional materials including those to be displayed and disseminated at the Biennial Meeting; (3) ensuring new members have access to membership benefits ; (4) reporting quarterly reports of membership to Steering Committee; and (5) promoting the networking/collaboration of members.
Biennial Program/Awards Subcommittee:
The Biennial Program/Awards Committee shall consist of at least five members appointed by the Steering Committee at or following its biennial meeting for the next biennial meeting. At least two members of the Biennial Program Committee shall be members of the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee shall designate one of the two Steering Committee representatives to co-chair the Biennial Program Committee along with the Chair of the Latino Caucus, who will serve as the other co-chair of this committee. General members of the Latino Caucus are eligible to be appointed as members of the Program Committee. The Program Committee will be responsible for the development of the proposed content of the Café Con Leche, Latino Caucus Reception, and other invited or submitted sessions or presentations developed on behalf of the Latino Caucus. The final decision on the content and presenters shall be approved in advance by the Steering Committee. In addition, the subcommittee will be in charge of evaluating and selecting the awardees of the Dissertation, Early Career, and Mentoring Awards.
Finance & Fundraising Subcommittee:
The Finance Committee shall be responsible for raising funds and overseeing the disbursement of funds for the Latino Caucus leading to and during the Biennial Meeting. The Treasurer shall serve as the chair of the Finance & Fundraising Committee and the Chair should serve as co-chair . It is specifically responsible for the planning and coordination of catering and entertainment for the Biennial Meeting Reception.
Publications and Communications Subcommittee:
The Publications & Communications Committee shall be responsible for creating, reviewing and disseminating existing publications (e.g., newsletters, policy/research briefs, etc.), for evaluating proposals for major modifications to an existing Latino Caucus publication, and for making appropriate recommendations for the establishment of new publications to the Steering Committee. The Publications and Communications Committee also shall oversee the process of creating and maintaining the Latino Caucus website and list serve, as well as the development and oversight of a process and set of procedures for handling media relations. At least two members of the Publications and Communications Committee shall be selected from the members of the Steering Committee. The Secretary of the Latino Caucus shall serve as chair or co-chair of the Publications and Communications Committee. General members of the Latino Caucus are eligible to be appointed as members of the Publications and Communications Committee.
Social Media Subcommittee:
The Social Media Committee supports the Publications and Communications Committee by creating social media outlets (e.g., twitter) and supporting communication to members and prospective members across social media platforms. They are also responsible for taking pictures as events, getting approval, and posting them on social media outlets.