NCECA E-Voting: Help us shape the future of NCECA (and earn your virtual “I Voted” sticker!)

NCECA E-Voting: Help us shape the future of NCECA (and earn your virtual “I Voted” sticker!)

Yes… it is that time of year again. The conference is near, and with it brings our Board election season. All those with current NCECA membership are encouraged to vote, and help us shape the future of NCECA by giving voice to two new Board Members. Open positions include one Director at Large, who will have oversight on NCECA Topical Networking at our annual conference, and one Student Director at Large who assists with Student Critiques and Student Perspectives at our conference, as well as helps manage the NSJE jurying process. All board members contribute to NCECA programming, so be sure to participate in this important election.

It is now our fourth year with electronic voting, so hopefully we all feel comfortable with this method and realize how easy it is to participate. Voter numbers skyrocketed last year, with about 20% of our membership voting, and we are confident that this is best way to allow all our members a chance to vote easily and safely for the candidates of their choice.

All NCECA members should be on the lookout for our ballot email, to be sent on February 20, 2018 from NCECA via SurveyMonkey. This email will contain a personalized link to your ballot. Click on the link that says “Vote Now” to cast your vote. It is that easy. No need to remember tricky passwords, or to search for specific websites. Just click the link, select your candidates, and submit your vote. So easy…

Before you vote, please click here http://nceca.net/board-candidates/ to learn more about each candidate and to watch their short online campaign videos.

One of the strengths of the NCECA Board is that, with our staggered terms, the Board is always changing. If helping govern NCECA, planning conferences, and working to shape the future of our field sounds interesting to you, we would love to have you as part of our team. Contact us, attend a members meeting during the conference, or introduce yourself to a current board member. We would love to meet you, and get you more involved in NCECA. (Click here to see who is currently serving, and please do say hello: http://nceca.net/about-us-2/current-directors-and-staff/)


2018 voting requirements nitty-gritty

Here is what you need to know…

This year, NCECA is holding elections to fill two positions on its Board of Directors: Director at Large (DAL) and Student Director at Large (SDAL). To learn more about the DAL and SDAL positions, to watch brief candidate videos, see headshots, and to read our candidates bios, click here: https://nceca.net/board-candidates/

The NCECA board, under advisement by the nominations committee and as required by our bylaws, has approved two nominees for Director at Large. Candidates for Student Director at Large are not subject to board ratification, but must meet the requirements for student status.

Only current NCECA members can vote. Please verify your membership status before you make an effort to vote for 2018 candidates. NCECA memberships expire one year from the date on which they were purchased or last renewed. The primary contact of Business, Institutional and Gallery memberships will be the individual who is eligible to cast a vote on behalf of their entities.

Remember, membership is separate from conference fees, and only current members will have access to an e-ballot. Click here to read about our membership options https://nceca.net/membership/ and then click on the blue “JOIN NOW” button on the top left side of the page to become a member today.

Please watch your email for our SurveyMonkey link to vote. If you are a member, and do not receive an email link, or have any questions about this election, contact candice@nceca.net or joberman.nceca@gmail.com to receive your evite to vote.

Elections will open February 20, 2018 and will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. All current members will receive an evite to vote. Please be sure your email settings are open to receive email from joberman.nceca@gmail.com via SurveyMonkey. New members will be added to our email list and be sent ballots on a weekly basis up until the week of the conference. If you have opted out of SurveyMonkey in the past, you will not see our ballot in your email anywhere, so please contact us to cast your vote.

All votes must be cast via SurveyMonkey no later than 4pm, Friday, March 16, 2018 EDT. If you become an NCECA member while at conference, please see Candice at registration to get set up for voting at that time.

Election winners will be announced at the close of the second members’ business meeting on the final day of the Pittsburgh conference, Saturday, March 17, 2018.

Please note that the deadline for all self- and peer-nominations for board positions has passed. Nominations will no longer be accepted from the floor during the conference at the first members’ business meeting at the annual conference. If you missed the deadline this year, please consider running for a board position in 2019. We would love to have you join our team!

NCECA E-Voting: Easy as pie

NCECA E-Voting: Easy as pie

Not only is our upcoming conference upon us, we find ourselves in need of new Board members for the 2017-2020 term. So, it is election time again for NCECA, and we hope all of our members will participate by casting their vote to help us fill our soon-to-be vacant Board positions for a Director at Large and a Student Director at Large.

It is now our fourth year with electronic voting, so hopefully we all feel comfortable now with this method. Voter numbers skyrocketed last year, so we are confident that this is best way to allow all our members a chance to vote easily and safely for the candidates of their choice.

All NCECA members should be on the lookout for our ballot email, sent on March 3, 2017 from NCECA via SurveyMonkey. This email will contain a personalized link to your ballot. Click on the link that says “Vote Now” to cast your vote. It is that easy. No need to remember tricky passwords, or to search for specific websites. Just click the link, select your candidates, and submit your vote. Easy as pie (which we definitely approve of as your reward for voting!).

Before you vote, please click here http://nceca.net/board-candidates/ to learn more about each candidate and to watch their short online campaign videos.

One of the strengths of the NCECA Board is that, with our staggered terms, the Board is always changing. If helping govern NCECA, planning conferences, and working to shape the future of our field sounds interesting to you, we would love to have you as part of our team. Stop by the NCECA table at the conference, and introduce yourself to a current board member. We would love to meet you, and get you more involved in NCECA. (Click here to see who is currently serving, and please do say hello: http://nceca.net/about-us-2/current-directors-and-staff/)

2017 voting requirements nitty-gritty

Here is what you need to know…

  • This year, NCECA is holding elections to fill two positions on its Board of Directors: Director at Large (DAL) and Student Director at Large (SDAL). To learn more about the DAL and SDAL positions, to watch brief candidate videos, see headshots, and to read our candidates bios, click here: http://nceca.net/board-candidates/
  • The NCECA board, under advisement by the nominations committee, has approved two nominees for Director at Large. Candidates for Student Director at Large are not subject to board ratification, but must meet the requirements for student status.
  • Only current NCECA members can vote. Please verify your membership status before you make an effort to vote for 2017 candidates. NCECA memberships expire one year from the date on which they were purchased or last renewed. The primary contact of Business, Institutional and Gallery memberships will be the individual who is eligible to cast a vote on behalf of their entities.
  • Remember, membership is separate from conference fees, and only current members will have access to an e-ballot. (Click here to become a member today: https://www.netforumpro.com/eweb/StartPage.aspx?Logoff=Yes&Site=nceca
  • Elections will open March 3, 2017 and will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. All current members prior to March 1, 2017 will receive an evite to vote.
  • Please watch your email for our SurveyMonkey link to vote. If you are a member, and do not receive an email link, or have any questions about this election, contact candice@nceca.net or joberman.nceca@gmail.com to receive your evite to vote.
  • All votes must be cast via SurveyMonkey no later than 4pm, Friday, March 24, 2017. If you become an NCECA member while at conference, please see Candice at registration to get set up for voting at that time.
  • Election winners will be announced at the close of the second members’ business meeting on the final day of the Portland conference, Saturday, March 25, 2017.
  • Please note that the deadline for all self- and peer-nominations for board positions has passed. Nominations will no longer be accepted from the floor during the conference at the first members’ business meeting at the annual conference. If you missed the deadline this year, please consider running for a board position in 2018. We would love to have you join our team!

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Hello Teachers!

Hello Teachers!

 

Hello Teachers! This blog post is for you! Keep reading, and find out more about how you can lend your teaching talents to next years NCECA programming…

Education is one of the most important facets of NCECA-the word is even in our name, after all! Sharing old methodologies, new technologies, and proven pathways to artistic success is a cornerstone of our annual conference, and can be experienced officially through our programming, as well as casually by the generous spirit of ceramic artists as we meet over drinks. With so much to learn about our challenging material of choice, who couldn’t benefit from the experience and expertise of someone who has already tried, failed, and then succeeded?

Teaching art at the K-12 level offers many unique challenges, and NCECA is calling on our most talented educators to submit programming proposals for our upcoming NCECA conference in Portland, OR.  The call for K-12 proposals on the NCECA website states that, “the purpose of NCECA’s K-12 programming room is to share, promote, and discuss ideas, techniques and practices for those involved or interested in K-12 education. Proposals may incorporate content and discussion on best practices, arts integration, curriculum or program design, and/or other contemporary issues in K-12 education”.

The call also reminds us to consider the 2017 Portland conference theme Future Flux. “As we pass beyond NCECA’s first fifty years, the interconnection of mind, materials, and transformation at the heart of ceramic process, art, and education can serve as trail heads to our future. Our creative work in the 21st century engages with hybrid practices, issues of diversity, notions of community, and dynamic change.”

As we tackle the many changes in our education system today, we ask you to share your successes with all of us as we strive to establish a generation of thoughtful, creative, independent thinkers. How do you challenge your students to exercise their own creativity in the classroom? What are ways that you foster deeper understanding of the world we live in? How have you engaged the outside community in the arts? What have you done to create authentic learning? If you have some thoughts on these concepts or others to share, please submit a programming proposal by May 4th. Our future artists are depending on you…

For more information on NCECA K-12 programming proposals and to view a full prospectus, please click here

2017 NCECA K-12 PROGRAM PROPOSALS 

Deadline: May 4, 2016, 11:59pm MST

NCECA seeks diverse presenters that will appeal to conference attendees involved in K-12 education for its 51st Annual Conference, Future Flux, which takes place in Portland, Oregon, March 22-25, 2017.

NCECA E-Voting: Do your part

NCECA E-Voting: Do your part

As our upcoming 50th Anniversary Conference is upon us, so to is NCECA Board election season. This year, elections will be held just prior to the conference to fill vacant Board positions for a Director at Large and a Student Director at Large.

Embarking on our THIRD year with electronic voting, NCECA has yet again made a few changes to our online voting system. Responding to input from our members, these changes have been made to make voting easier, and will hopefully increase voter participation. Earlier this year, NCECA ran a trial run of using SurveyMonkey for membership voting when members were asked to vote on a bylaw change. Voter turnout went from 85 to 745 by using this new, simple system, and we are hoping even more members will vote in this upcoming election.

Voting opens on February 1, 2016, so in early February, all NCECA members should be on the lookout for an email from NCECA and SurveyMonkey that will contain a link to your ballot. Click your personalized link and cast you vote. It is that easy. Before you vote, please click here to learn more about each candidate, and to watch their short online videos.

We appreciate all member contributions to NCECA, and hope you will do your part this year by casting your vote. And, if you are interested in Board service, please find a current board member at the conference and introduce yourself. We would love to meet you, and get you more involved in NCECA beyond the conference! (Click here to see who is currently serving, and please say hello, and also check out the board bios section of the blog to get to know your directors even better!)

2016 voting requirements nitty-gritty

Increasing member participation in board elections has been a long-term goal for NCECA. To make our third e-ballot for new board members even more effective, here is what you need to know…

  • This year, NCECA is holding elections to fill two positions on its Board of Directors: Director at Large (DAL) and Student Director at Large (SDAL). To learn more about the DAL and SDAL positions, to watch brief candidate videos, see headshots, and to read our candidates bios, click here
  • The NCECA board, under advisement by the nominations committee, has approved two nominees for Director at Large. Additional candidates for Director at Large that were not selected as board nominees still have the option to stand for election. Candidates for Student Director at Large are not subject to board ratification, but must meet the requirements for student status.
  • Only current NCECA members can vote. Please verify your membership status before you make an effort to vote for 2016 candidates. NCECA memberships expire one year from the date on which they were purchased or last renewed. The primary contact of Business, Institutional and Gallery memberships will be the individual who is eligible to cast a vote on behalf of their entities.
  • Remember, membership is separate from conference fees, and only current members will have access to an e-ballot.                   Click here to become a member today
  • Elections will open February 1, 2016 and will be conducted via SurveyMonkey. All current members prior to January 29, 2016 will receive an evite to vote.  A second round of voting evites will be sent out after the close of Advanced Registration on March 1, 2016.
  • Please watch your email for our SurveyMonkey link to vote in early February. If you are a member, and do not receive an email link, or have any questions about this election, contact candice@nceca.net or communications@nceca.net to receive your evite to vote.
  • All votes must be cast via SurveyMonkey no later than 4pm, Friday, March 18, 2016. If you become an NCECA member while at conference, please see Candice at registration to get set up for voting at that time.
  • Election winners will be announced at the close of the second members’ business meeting on the final day of the Kansas City conference, Saturday, March 19, 2016.
  • Please note that the deadline for all self- and peer-nominations for board positions has passed. Nominations will no longer be accepted from the floor during the conference at the first members’ business meeting at the annual conference. If you missed the deadline this year, please consider running for a board position in 2017. We would love to have you join our team!
NCECA E-Voting: E for Electronic, Egalitarian, and Easy

NCECA E-Voting: E for Electronic, Egalitarian, and Easy

Last week, NCECA Communications Director Cindy Bracker posted a brief overview of the current Board of Directors. As she pointed out, this group of dedicated volunteers, along with the NCECA staff, lends their talents to the oversight and execution of the many activities and programs of the Council.

Each year elections to fill vacant Board seats coincide with the annual conference.  This year is no different, and we encourage NCECA members to cast their vote and help shape the future of NCECA. Using our e-ballot is super easy, and we appreciate our members taking the time to participate.

In the past, each conference attendee had access to a paper ballot, and was required to attend the members meeting in order to cast their vote. Progressing with the changing times, last year marked the first year that NCECA adopted an electronic ballot.  Embarking on our second year of e-voting, our election season is upon us.

NCECA will make an announcement via its Facebook page when the e-ballot system becomes operational (on or about March 13th), and voting will end at 4pm Friday, March 27th, 2015. 

Voting is open to all who maintain a current NCECA membership. Remember, membership is separate from conference fees, and only current members will have access to an e-ballot. Click here to become a member today

It is easy to vote from home before the conference, but there will also be a few computer kiosks set up near registration for those who would like to cast their vote in Providence, during the conference. Members will need their NCECA id and password to login to vote.

2015 Board Candidates

This year, NCECA is holding elections to fill two positions on its Board of Directors: Director at Large (DAL) and Student Director at Large (SDAL). To learn more about the DAL and SDAL positions, to watch brief candidate videos, see headshots, and to read our candidates bios, click here

2015 voting requirements nitty-gritty

Increasing member participation in board elections has been a long-term goal for NCECA. To make our e-ballot for new board members even more effective, it is critical that members understand how the system has precipitated changes in nominations and elections procedures.

  • The NCECA board, under advisement by the nominations committee, has approved two nominees for Director at Large. Additional candidates for Director at Large that were not selected as board nominees still have the option to stand for election. Candidates for Student Director at Large are not subject to board ratification.
  • Only current NCECA members can vote. Please verify your membership status before you make an effort to vote for 2015 candidates. NCECA memberships expire one year from the date on which they were purchased or last renewed. Because NCECA’s 2015 conference is taking place one week later in the calendar that last year’s, memberships purchased or renewed at the time of the 2014 conference will not be active at the time of this year’s conference. If this sounds like it might be the case with your membership, NCECA urges you to renew your membership today. The primary contact of Business, Institutional and Gallery memberships will be the individual who is eligible to cast a vote on behalf of their entities.
  • Those who purchase membership renewals following March 6 and those who purchase a new a membership on-site in Providence will have the option to vote using a paper ballot during the conference in Providence. Paper ballots will not be made available to members that were eligible to cast electronic ballots but did not exercise the option to use it. E-ballot eligible members may use computers set up in the registration area of the Rhode Island Convention Center to cast e-ballots during the conference until 4pm Friday, March 27, 2015.
  • the e-ballot will be available on March 6th on the candidate page . Once you click the ballot link, you will be prompted to log in using your NCECA member ID and passwords. You may make one selection for each question on the ballot, then hit submit.
  • Election winners will be announced at the close of the second members’ business meeting on the final day of the conference, Saturday, March 28.
  • Please note that the deadline for all self- and peer-nominations for board positions was October 1, 2014. Nominations will no longer be accepted from the floor during the conference at the first members’ business meeting at the annual conference.