Sunday, December 13, 2020

Call for candidates for IFA's research and publication committee, which I chair.

If you are a member of IFA or if you want to get involved, here is a call for volunteers at the International Fluency Association. IFA is run by professionals but anyone can become a member and, with the right expertise, also join the committees.
The following IFA committees invite applications for positions. Committee chairs determine committee membership. 
Charges of specific committees can be found at https://theifa.org/about-us-2/about-us-2/706-international-fluency-association-operational-procedures 
Please contact individual committee chairs to express an interest in joining a committee. 
Committees seeing volunteers: 
1) Membership: seeks a new member, preferably with expertise in desktop publishing, who can assist with development and distribution of a newsletter. Please contact Shelley Brundage (brundage@gwu.edu) 
2) Research: seeks new members with a track record in research, such as a PhD, to take on tasks that the committee has given itself: please see mission statement on IFA website. Researchers from non-Western countries are encouraged to apply. Please contact Tom Weidig at tom.weidig@gmail.com 
3) Finance: one additional member is being sought, specifically to assist in Joint World Congress financial arrangements. Please contact Shelly Jo Kraft (kfraft@wayne.edu) 
4) Practice: Seeks additional members, particularly those who can help, by increasing committee membership diversity, in its mission. Please contact Joseph Agius (joseph.g.agius@gmail.com ) 
5) Advocacy: seeks to add a person who clutters. Please contact Seth Tichenor (set@msu.edu)

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