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Graduate Student Council: Appointments and Elections

Wednesday, January 24, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Erin Shepherd
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The American Philosophical Association has made four new appointments to the Graduate Student Council (GSC). The following candidates will begin their two-year terms on July 1, 2018:

Sahar Joakim (Saint Louis University)
Emma McClure (University of Toronto)
Savannah Pearlman (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Kyle Scott (University of California, Irvine)

The GSC serves as a liaison between the graduate students in the discipline of philosophy and the APA, reporting to the board of officers on issues of interest, concern, and relevance to philosophy graduate students. The GSC advises the board on how to best serve and support graduate students and may take up projects of its own as well.

The GSC is made up of twelve philosophy graduate students. Eight of the twelve members of the GSC are appointed by a selection committee, and the other four members are elected by student associate members of the APA. GSC members’ terms are staggered: half of the GSC members (four appointed members and two elected members) serve terms beginning in even years, and the other half serve terms beginning in odd years.

Nominations are now open for two elected seats on the GSC. All student associate members who are current graduate students in a philosophy program are eligible to run for a seat on the GSC. Candidates interested in running for seats on the GSC must submit a brief CV, a letter from their institution certifying their graduate student status, and a candidate statement. The final group of candidates to stand for election will be selected from the pool of nominees by a nominating committee made up of the current GSC appointees and the at-large members of the APA board of officers.

The deadline to submit nominations is February 23.

Students: if you or someone you know would make a great member of the GSC, submit a nomination today! Only student associate members of the APA may submit or accept nominations.

And if you’re not a student, please encourage graduate students you know to nominate themselves or others to the GSC.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!


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