Spring 2017 Elections for CAPTA Tutor Representatives

This spring, CAPTA will hold elections for the two open student representative positions on the CAPTA Executive Board. Applications for the 2017-2018 CAPTA Student Representatives to the Executive Board due by Friday, May 26. The elected representatives will serve a terms from June 2017 to June 2018. Board members will meet on a monthly or bimonthly basis, as agreed upon by the Board itself via Google Hangout.

Student Representatives (two open seats): The elected student representatives will be responsible for providing input to the board and advising them on student-centered issues. As they are elected by their peers, they will have voting rights on the board. Student representatives will be responsible for reaching out to peer tutors, facilitating partnerships between schools, and maintaining peer tutor and alumni contact lists.

Tasks include:
Coordinating bi-monthly CAPTA tutor gatherings
Collecting and managing submissions for and editing tutor-written CAPTA Blog posts of the week
Designing and helping distribute promotional materials via the web and in CAPTA schools
Corresponding with and planning events with CAPTA school-based liaisons
Other tasks to help further CAPTA projects, such as those associated with the annual conference, the directors’ retreat, and partnerships between CAPTA schools

Any current peer tutor at a CAPTA-affiliated secondary school writing center is eligible to apply. Student representatives should expect to participate in CAPTA activities approximately 2 hours per week in addition to attending meetings. Representatives are also expected to communicate with the Board on a regular basis. One year term.

Please consider running for a position. Serving on the board is a great way to promote the work of writing centers, meet writing center colleagues throughout the region, and gain valuable learning experiences.

How do I apply?
Complete and submit this Form by the May 26 deadline.
Online elections will be held from May 29-June 2. We will send a link to the voting ballot to all CAPTA Writing Center Directors. They will share the link with their tutors.
The new board members will be notified via email by June 7 and officially welcomed at a“transition board meeting” held by our current Student Representatives on a date agreed upon by those attending. This meeting will occur over Google Hangout.

Thank you and please contact me with any questions.

Stephanie Passino
CAPTA Board Secretary


The Capital Area Peer Tutoring Association (CAPTA) exists to build community among secondary school writing and learning center directors, tutors, and partners; promote advocacy for peer-driven programs that transform schools by empowering student leaders; and support development and sharing of local resources for new and existing centers.

Website: www.captawritingcenters.org
Twitter: @CAPTATutors
Facebook: CAPTA Writing Center Tutors

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