PAEA has temporarily paused new applications for volunteer positions on our councils and committees.
Given the amount of change that the association is undergoing — including the Board’s updated planning process, significant growth in the number of member programs and their needs, and a shift toward higher-level strategic work at the council level — appointing new volunteers to our current councils and committees would pose a challenge. How can we bring new members onto our councils and committees when we’re not sure what our work will look like in 2017?
Pausing the volunteer appointment process for one year allows us to take a comprehensive look into the most effective way to align our volunteers and staff – and to allow the Board to consider the most impactful volunteer work to support our emerging strategy.
There are a few exceptions to this pause: first, chairs and members that are up for reappointment for a second term will still be brought forward for approval; second, the Journal of Physician Assistant Education Editorial Advisory Board and feature editors, and members of the Conference Council are exempt from this pause, as their work will be unchanged by any strategic planning developments.
We know that volunteer service is an important component of promotion and tenure — as well as your way to contribute to PAEA’s educational mission. We’ll certainly need your involvement in the coming year to help us address emergent challenges and opportunities. As these arise, we’ll appoint focused workgroups and task forces, announce these openings over the course of 2017, and encourage you to apply.
Questions? Email us at leadership@PAEAonline.org.
Call for Conference Proposal Reviewers
PAEA is seeking applications to fill up to 20 positions for reviewers. The role of a conference proposal reviewer, formerly known as a Conference Committee member, is to participate in the blinded peer-review process for the Education Forum session proposals. Those with experience with peer-review processes are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reviewers will be assigned to a review team led by a member of the Conference Council. Selected reviewers are required to be available for conference calls with assigned teams prior to the April 4 submission deadline. The entire time commitment will take place in April during the proposal review process. During this time, reviewers will receive about 25 proposals to review and score.
Please submit your application here by February 15.
All applicants must include a signed Statement of Eligibility along with a current CV and a letter of interest.