[games_access] REMINDER: Call for Nominations - IGDA Game Accessibility SIG Elections
sheri at designdirectdeliver.com
Mon Oct 11 02:53:51 EDT 2010
Just a reminder that nominations end this Friday! Please step up and
support your SIG!
On 10/4/2010 11:46 PM, Sheri Rubin wrote:
> Hello Everyone,
> The time has come for nominations for the Game Accessibility SIG's
> Steering Committee. We have a shiny new set of procedures to follow as
> prescribed by the IGDA Board in order to formalize the SIG. Those of
> you interested in running for the Game Accessibility SIG Steering
> Committee should thoroughly read the information below and, if you
> agree to abide by all of the requirements, email your self-nomination
> form to me at sheri at designdirectdeliver.com by or before October 15th,
> 2010. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
> Happy elections!
> *Sheri Rubin*
> CEO and Founder
> *Design Direct Deliver*
> Website: www.designdirectdeliver.com <http://www.designdirectdeliver.com>
> Email: sheri at designdirectdeliver.com
> <mailto:sheri at designdirectdeliver.com>
> *IGDA GAME EDUCATION SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP ELECTION INFORMATION
> */Call for Nominations
> The Game Accessibility Special Interest Group's Steering Committee
> shall supervise and control the business, property, and affairs of the
> SIG, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, the IGDA SIG
> Reference Manual, or the IGDA Bylaws. The officers of the SIG shall
> consist of a Chair, a Steering Committee of at least three (3) members
> (which includes the Chair), and a Content Manager (who can also be a
> steering committee member). The SIG shall have such other officers as
> the Steering Committee may deem necessary and such officers shall have
> the authority prescribed by the Committee. One person may hold more
> than one office.
> /*Election Timeline
> The following schedule will be followed for the election process
> (specific dates will be announced as soon as they are available):
> * A call for nominations and request for candidate statements.
> (October 4th, 2010)
> * Nominations closed. All nominations must be received by this
> date. Must be a member by this date to participate in the vote.
> (October 15th, 2010)
> * Nominees' statements will be posted on the website. (October
> 15th - October 17th, 2010)
> * Elections start. Nominees can make posts to mailing list/forums
> addressing their nomination. (October 18th, 2010)
> * Deadline for holding the election. The SIG must hold its
> election meeting by first of the year; must provide notice of
> the election on the SIG Mailing List; and must allow nominees to
> address the Mailing List prior to the vote. Votes will be cast
> using the IGDA website (more info to come later). Ballots are
> compiled electronically. The winner will be announced by email
> within one week of the close of the election period. (Elections
> End October 29th, 2010)
> * Newly elected Steering Committee Members officially take office.
> (November 1st, 2010)
> * Steering Committee Members discuss and appoint a chair and
> announce results to SIG. (November 8th, 2010)
> /*Qualification for Office
> 1. Must be a member of the IGDA in good standing for one (1) full year.
> 2. Must agree to abide by the Leadership (Board of Directors) Code
> of Ethics found here:
> 3. The nominee must have read the IGDA SIG Reference Manual and
> agree to be bound by its terms. The manual can be found here:
> *Note: *For this first term the qualifications have been modified
> slightly so that you need only be a member in good standing for one
> (1) full year. In future terms you will need to have been a member in
> good standing for two (2) full consecutive years.
> /*Level of Commitment
> Approximately 2 - 3 hours per month. Meetings will be held online
> (with some potential meetings at conferences)
> *Note: *For this first term it will be slightly lengthened and service
> will last from November 1st through November 30th, 2012. All
> subsequent terms will be two full-year terms. For example, the next
> term would run from December 1st, 2012 to November 30th, 2014. This is
> to help us slowly transition to the desired timeline without impeding
> running elections.
> /*Member Nominations
> Any member who meets the qualifications above may nominate himself -
> or herself - for election, by following the procedure below.
> _/Candidate Statements
> Each candidate will have the opportunity to prepare a statement that
> will be published to the IGDA web site and emailed to SIG members as
> part of the election materials. This statement may be no more than 400
> words long. Any statements longer than 400 words will be returned to
> the candidate and the candidate will be asked to provide a shorter
> one. If no statement of 400 words or less is provided before the close
> of nominations, the election materials will state that no statement
> was provided. Candidates are advised to maintain a professional tone
> and focus their statements on their personal philosophy, priorities
> and goals for the SIG (e.g., 3/4 of statement). It is acceptable for
> candidates to provide some background on themselves (e.g., 1/4 of
> Candidates must send their statements to Sheri Rubin or
> sheri at designdirectdeliver.com, on or before the close of nominations
> (October 15th). No candidateв's statement will be edited for any
> reason. However, the elections coordinator reserves the right to
> request edits or revisions if it is deemed that a candidateв's
> statement contains inaccuracies, false statements, or inappropriate
> language or content.
> Candidates who want to withdraw from the election before the election
> materials are emailed to members should notify Sheri at
> sheri at designdirectdeliver.com prior to the election meeting.
> _/IGDA Nomination Application
> Please read and complete the following nomination form and return it
> to Sheri Rubin at sheri at designdirectdeliver.com by or before October
> 15th, 2010.
> I hereby nominate myself, (Full Legal Name), for election to serve as
> a Steering Committee Member of the Game Accessibility Special Interest
> Group (SIG) of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA).
> In consideration of my being accepted as a candidate, I certify that:
> - I have read the SIG Reference Manual of the IGDA, and I agree to
> abide by its terms throughout my term of office;
> - I have read the IGDA Leadership Code of Ethics and agree to abide by
> its terms throughout my term of office;
> - I meet the qualifications for Steering Committee Member of the Game
> Accessibility SIG of the IGDA as specified in the manual; and
> - I understand the significance of being a Steering Committee Member
> and accept the responsibility of governing the IGDA Game Accessibility
> Name (please be aware that typing your name here constitutes a signature):
> Email Address:
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