Call for Nominations
Dear members of the TEI community,
The Text Encoding Initiative Consortium (TEI-C) invites nominations for election to the TEI-C Board, the Technical Council and for the first time the TAPAS Advisory Board.
2 positions are vacant on the Board; 6 positions are vacant on the Council and 4 positions are available for the TAPAS Advisory Board.
Nominations for these should be sent to the nomination committee at nominations <at> tei-c.org
by September 20, 2015.
The elections will take place via electronic voting prior to the annual Members' Meeting in October 2015.
Nominations should include an email address for the nominee and should indicate whether the nomination is for Board, Council or TAPAS.
Self-nominations are welcome and common; TEI-C membership is not a requirement to serve on the Board or Council. All nominees should provide a brief statement of interest and biographical paragraph, and notice that, if elected,
they will be willing to serve. Example candidates' biographies from a previous election can be found at <http://www.tei-c.org/Membership/Meetings/2012/mm58.xml
- The TEI-C Board is the governing body for the TEI Consortium, and is responsible for its strategic and financial oversight. The Board conducts its business by email correspondence, occasional telephone conferences, and at its annual meeting, for
which travel subsidies are available. We are seeking 2 new members.
- The TEI-C Technical Council oversees the technical development of the TEI Guidelines. Candidates for Council should be reasonably experienced users of the Guidelines, and expertise/interest in specific areas is helpful. Council members also evaluate
bug reports and feature requests, and have primary responsibility for editing and updating the Guidelines and its release packages. Prospective candidates should be available for subsidized travel to one or two face-to-face meetings annually, and should be
able to commit to ongoing work during the course of the year. We are seeking 6 members.
- The TAPAS advisory board contributes to the strategic planning of TAPAS, and the elected members represent the needs and perspective of the TEI community. Advisory board members work via email correspondence and conference calls (currently 3 per
year) and may be asked for advice and assistance with grant planning, collaborative alliances with other organizations, and outreach to the TEI community. We are seeking 4 members, 2 of whom will serve for 2 years and 2 for one year only to establish a rotation.
The duration of the term will be determined by TAPAS in consultation with the elected members.
Once we will receive a nomination, the named person by September 30, 2015 will be asked to:
- formally accept the nomination
- provide a biography and a statement of purpose. Candidates may wish to indicate whether they can expect institutional support for their service if elected (e.g., time allowance for service, help with expenses).
All nominees, regardless of their origin, should be reminded very strongly that members of the Board and Council are expected to participate actively in the discussion, activities, and meetings of their respective body.
The TEI is particularly engaged in encouraging gender balance in all its constituencies and strongly wants to be a welcoming environment for all. While this has been achieved for the Board of Directors, the gender balance in the Technical Council
leaves much room for improvement. Nevertheless the TEI is strongly committed in improving this situation and warmly encourages women to put their names forward for both the Board and the Technical Council. I have personally served two terms in the Technical
Council and I will be happy to provide any guidance or advice to any woman considering a nomination.
Service in either group is an opportunity to help the TEI grow and serve its members better. If you have ideas about how to make the TEI stronger or can help it do a better job, please nominate yourself! Or, if you know someone who you think could
contribute to TEI, nominate him or her.
Elena Pierazzo, chair of the 2015 TEI nominating committee
Visiting Senior Research Fellow
King's College London
Department of Digital Humanities
King's College London
26-29 Drury Lane
Professor of Italian Studies and Digital Humanities
Université Grenoble Alpes - GERCI
BP 25 38040 Grenoble Cedex 9
Tel. +33 4 76828032