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Committee Appointment Process

Once a year a call for committee volunteers is sent to APSA members. Committee requests are collected electronically via Survey Monkey. Email and phone requests are not considered. 

The request period for the 2018-2019 appointment cycle ended June 15, 2018.   

Who should submit a request:

  • If you are not currently serving or have never served on an APSA committee
  • If you would like to serve on another committee in addition to your current appointment
  • If your current term ends 8/31/2018 and you would like to serve on a different committee

Who should NOT submit a request:

  • If you are currently serving on a committee, your term isn't due to expire in 2018, and you do not wish to make any changes.
  • Your current term ends in 2018 and you wish to extend your service on the same committee. Contact your chair by June 15 to request an extension.

Who is eligible to serve on APSA committees?
All members in good standing: Regular, International, Associate, Candidate, Resident and Senior members.

Appointment Terms and Notification of Appointment

  • Most appointments are for a 2-year term for chair and vice chair, 3-year term for members. Some exceptions apply.
  • Resident members are appointed for 2-year terms. 
  • All applicants are notified of appointment status by September 1.

NEW! Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee 
In an effort to respect and recognize the diverse populations within our organization, the committee will include representation from all sectors, including but not limited to: senior member, mid-career, junior career, and inclusive of academic, private practice; American and Canadian; single, married, parent, Black, Hispanic, other minority, LGTB, fellow. A resident member could be ad hoc. 

We are currently hoping to form a small task force to consider the Committee charge and optimal size and we are also recruiting for a Chair of the Committee. If you are interested in serving as either the chair or on the task force, please provide a short statement during the committee application process regarding the strength that you feel you will bring to this committee. 

See a complete list of APSA Committees and Subcommittees

Committee service request period ended June 15. 

Questions? Contact APSA staff.