ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEASTERN BIOLOGISTS (ASB)
PROMOTING BIOLOGY THROUGH RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FOR MORE THAN 75 YEARS.
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Archives Office - The President with approval of the Executive Committee shall establish an Archives Office consisting of an Archivist, Associate Archivist, and assistant Archivist each serving a 2-year term. At the close of the Archivist’s term, the Associate Archivist assumes that position, and the Assistant becomes the Associate Archivist. The President and Executive Committee can reappoint the former Archivist to the position of Assistant Archivist or appoint someone from the membership to fill that position. The Archives Office shall be custodian of the permanent records or archives and, with the approval of the Executive Committee, make appropriate arrangements for the collection, care, and maintenance of such records.
Committee on Human Diversity – The Committee on Human Diversity shall promote career opportunities in the biological sciences for women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities and implement programs to eliminate barriers that restrict the access of underrepresented groups to biological careers. The committee shall consist of three members appointed for terms of 3 years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chair in the third year.
Education Committee - The Education Committee shall explore ways and means by which the Association might contribute to improve biological education at all levels. Where feasible, the committee shall organize symposia and workshops for the Annual Meeting designed to acquaint the membership with new pedagogy and critical issues in biological education. The committee shall have the responsibility for identifying an outstanding teacher to receive the Lucrecia Herr Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. The committee shall consist of at least 6 members, serving for terms of 2 years, with the Chair being nominated from and voted on by the membership. To be eligible to Chair the committee, the candidate will have served on the Education Committee for at least 2 years prior to her or his nomination. The Chair shall be elected for a 2 year term. A Vice Chair will also be elected from the membership, for a one year term. The Vice Chair will take minutes at the annual meeting of the committee (and any subsequent meetings) and will lead the committee in the Chair’s absence. The Chair and Vice Chair may serve no more than two consecutive terms on the Committee.
Finance Committee – The Finance Committee shall review the finances of the Association, prepare budget projections for future years, and recommend actions regarding dues structure and other financial matters to the Executive Committee. The committee shall consist of the ASB Treasurer (Chair), Past President, President-Elect (or VP), and a member of the Executive Committee.
Graduate Student Support Award Committee – The Graduate Student Support Award Committee shall make monetary awards to assist graduate students to attend the Annual Meetings of ASB. The committee shall consist of three members appointed for terms of 3 years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chair in the third year.
Annual Meeting Arrangements Committee – The Annual Meeting Arrangement Committee shall assist the Meetings Coordinator in meeting audiovisual needs, arranging field trips, and managing the silent auction. The committee shall consist of the Meetings Coordinator as permanent chair, two members from the host institution, and three members appointed by the President for terms of 3 years, with one member appointed or reappointed annually.
2021 Meeting - Virtual:
Meritorious Teaching Award Committee – The Meritorious Teaching Award Committee may each year select for the award a member of the Association who has taught biology for at least ten years in any college or university represented in the Association and has been a member of the Association for at least ten years. The committee shall consist of three members appointed for terms of 3 years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chair in the third year.
Nominating Committee – The Nominating Committee shall, with due consideration of suggestions received from the membership, prepare a multiple slate of nominees for each office to be filled. The committee shall consist of three members, one of whom is a recent past president who shall serve as the Chair.
Past President’s Council – The Past Presidents’ Council, composed of the Past Presidents attending the Annual Meeting with the current Past President serving as Chair, shall review and discuss major issues under consideration by the Executive Committee and, where appropriate, shall share its consensus view with the Executive Committee on the resolution of these issues.
ASB Poster and Presentation Awards Committee – The Poster Awards Committee may each year select a recipient of the Association Poster Award for the meritorious presentation of original research by members at the Annual Meeting. The committee shall consist of six members appointed for terms of 3 years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Co-Chairs in the third year. One poster award and one presentation award will be given out for each of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology, and Microbiology.
ASB and Affiliate Awards Coordinating Committee – This committee shall coordinate the reporting of all final judging decisions across awards offered by the Association and its Affiliates at the annual meeting.
Publications Committee – The Publications Committee shall provide oversight of the Association’s publications, consider requests for special publication activities, and recommend any alteration of publication policy to the Executive Committee for approval and subsequent approval by the membership. The committee shall consist of three of the Members-at-Large of the Executive Committee and the Editor (ex officio).
Resolutions Committee – The Resolutions Committee shall formulate and, with approval of the Executive Committee, present to the membership such resolutions as may be considered worthy of action by the Association. The committee shall be served by the Past President as Chair and two additional members with terms of 1 year.
Research Award Committee – The Senior Research Awards Committee may each year select a recipient of the Association Senior Research Prize for the meritorious presentation of original research by a member (student members excluded) at the Annual Meeting. The committee shall consist of three members appointed for terms of 3 years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chair in the third year.
Student Research Award Committee – The Student Research Awards Committee may each year select the recipients of the Association Student Research Prizes for the meritorious presentation of original research by a student member at the Annual Meeting. The committee shall consist of three members appointed for terms of 3 years, with a member appointed annually and serving as Chair in the third year.
Ad hoc Program Committee – The ad hoc Program Committee shall collate the abstracts and develop the Program for the current year’s meeting. The committee shall consist of the three (3) members appointed for terms of three (3) years, with one a member appointed annually unless the committee decides to stay together.
Ad hoc Exhibitors Committee – To develop pricing and advertising strategy to attract exhibitors and potential employers to the exhibit hall.