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2023 AATK Graduate Student Representative Candidate Nomination / Application

2023-06-05 22:34
Please note that this email is a modification of an earlier announcement. The earlier email was a call for nominations by faculty advisors only, but this revised version includes another option of applications by graduate students themselves. Either way is perfectly acceptable.


2023 AATK Graduate Student Representative Candidate Nomination / Application

Dear AATK members,

The AATK Board bi-annually appoints a Graduate Student Representative for a two-year term. Current Graduate Student representative, Eunsun You (University of Hawaii), will conclude her term in June 2023. Therefore, we are inviting AATK members to nominate candidates or apply for the Graduate Student Representative position for 2023-2025.


The Graduate Student Representative, who serves without compensation for a two-year term, has several responsibilities, including:
  1. Representing AATK graduate students on the AATK Board.
  2. Advising on the activities, affairs, and management of graduate student-related issues within the Association.
  3. Planning and participating in activities and projects, such as:
  • Attending two annual board meetings in June (during the AATK Annual Meeting) & November (during the ACTFL Convention) and reporting on AATK graduate student-related issues and activities. Travel assistants will be provided to help cover the travel costs.
  • Participation in AATK Colloquia.
  • Organizing graduate student-focused activities and events, such as graduate student gatherings and forums at the annual AATK meetings

Candidates for the Graduate Student Representative position must:
  1. Be a current AATK member.
  2. Hold a full-time graduate student status (Ph.D.) at a U.S. graduate program and commit to a full 2-year term (2023-2025).
  3. Have attended the AATK annual workshop and conference at least twice (not necessarily in consecutive years), This may include attendance at this year’s AATK conference.
The Nomination / Application  Process

Nominations and Applications will be accepted from June 1 to June 12, 2023.

Nominations: Any AATK member can nominate a candidate.  Please complete the nomination form and attach the nominee’s CV.


Applications: Qualifying graduate students can apply for the Graduate Student Representative position. To apply, please fill out the application form at the link below.  Additionally, please ensure a letter of endorsement from your advisor or a faculty member from your graduate program is sent directly to the executive secretary at mmkim@wustl.edu and executivesecretary@aatk.org.


Selection and Appointment

The board will consider all nominations and applications during the June 2023 AATK meeting and select the Graduate Student Representative. The newly appointed  Graduate Student Representative will be announced at the business meeting on June 17.

Mijeong Kim

Executive Secretary, AATK

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