Roles and responsibilities of Comparative and Veterinary Specialty Section
The CVSS is governed by the Executive Committee. The Executive
of the President, Vice President, Vice President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer,
and three councilors (consisting of the immediate past President, and two elected
councilors). Terms of office begin on May 1.
The President shall chair all meetings of the CVSS, Executive committee, and
shall be an ex-officio member of the appointed committees.
Other duties during the year of the President include:
Initiate and schedule
conference calls and executive committee meetings;
Interact with other Specialty
Sections to obtain co-sponsorship, and
to co-sponsor other events;
Participate in meetings of Specialty Section Presidents,
meeting during SOT and occasional conference calls;
Relay concerns and requests
from SOT to the Executive Committee and/or
general membership; and
Write articles for the Communiqué, newsletters,
The Vice-President shall serve as the chair in absence of the President.
Also the Vice-President shall be the chairperson of the Program Committee.
program committee will develop all scientific and educational programs consistent
with the objectives of the CVSS. They will also provide input and support
for Specialty Section members who are working to propose programs for upcoming
SOT meetings, and provide oversight of the progress of these programs. Work
with organizers as needed.
The Vice President-Elect shall be responsible for
student and postdoctoral awards competitions. S/he will be responsible
for making the announcements
calling for the competitions and will review and select winners with the
help of a student awards committee.
The Past President serves as the chair
of the Nominations committee. This committee nominates at least two candidates
for each vacant post. SOT headquarters
distributes the ballot to all eligible members and counts the votes.
This task needs to be initiated as early as possible, suitably in October.
Past President will also lead the selection of Student and Postdoctoral representatives
The Secretary/Treasurer shall provide annual reports of CVSS
activities and finances for the current year as well as plans of programs,
finances for the following year; send out correspondence to members;
file annual reports to be submitted to the SOT Secretary each year;
pay all authorized
bills of the Specialty Section as directed by the Executive council.
The Secretary Treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all meetings
calls. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also maintain a current list of
members and plan (food, AV requirements, agenda, etc.) for reception
and for officers
breakfast at annual SOT meeting
The first year councilor will be responsible for the newsletters
of the SS. S/he will work with the Executive Council to collect articles
SOT headquarters to put the newsletter together and distribute it.
second year councilor serves as webpage liaison to the SOT
headquarters; periodically reviews webpage to keep it current; posts minutes
meetings and any announcements; reviews SOT guidelines for SS web
pages to assure
compliance; and establishes appropriate links to other web sites
Student and Postdoctoral Representatives: The CVSS
will have one graduate student representative and one Potdoc representative.
The role of
these individuals is to represent the SS in their respective
organizations and to provide a feedback
to the Executive Council. These representatives will be responsible
giving presentations (oral, poster, etc) to the Student Advisory
Council and Postdoc