ABE Communications Development Committee
The overall goal of the Communications Development Committee (ACDC) is to regularly communicate ABE events, resources, opportunities, and content on the ABE website, social media platforms, and the ABE newsletter to further the ABE mission.
EDUCATION RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
The Education Resource Development Committee (ERDC) supports the development of biochemistry educational resources. The Education Resource Development Committee will strive to make resources publicly available and free of charge. The ERDC will schedule a seminar/workshop at each national ABE meeting.
The Finance Committee is chaired by the ABE Treasurer and oversees the yearly operating budget of the ABE. The Finance Committee assesses the financial feasibility of proposals for ABE expenditures and advises the ABE Board on finances, particularly in preparation for the biennial meetings. The Finance Committee also includes the immediate past Treasurer, 1 regular member and the Executive Manager.
Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
The overall goal of the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (JEDI) is to uphold our association’s commitment to be “intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff.” The purpose of the newly formed ABE JEDI Committee is to: 1) design and implement events that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion; 2) serve as a consultative body to the ABE Board and Standing Committees to ensure that all ABE-sponsored events meet the ABE’s vision of inclusive excellence; 3) explore opportunities to provide ABE members with professional development in JEDI best practices; and 4) serve as a conduit to our ABE members to share and disseminate expertise in inclusive and equitable educational best practices.
Members will typically commit to serve a 2-year term, except for the inaugural members where 2 will serve a 1-year term and the other 2 will serve a 2-year term. Please indicate in the nomination form if you would like to serve for 1 or 2 years. The EDIC committee members will elect a chair and a secretary from within their group within two months after the announcement of the election results. The chair will not serve more than two consecutive 2-year terms as chair.
The Membership Committee is composed of a minimum of 3 members including the President-Elect who shall serve as chair. In addition, the Executive Manager will serve as an ex-officio, non-voting member. The mission of this committee will be to develop new outreach initiatives and increase membership, and to take action to do so including vetting and confirming pending new members.
This committee oversees enrollment of new members, assists
active membership through dues payments, maintenance of the membership roster and organizational demographics, contacts active ABE members regarding important information of upcoming events, conferences or activities, and advises the ABE Board with regard to member enrollment and demographics. The membership committee also works with the Finance Committee to coordinate dues into the working ABE budget, and with the Professional Development Committee to develop new member resources, and distribute them to active ABE members.
The Nomination Committee is appointed by the ABE Board 90 days prior to the biennial meeting to oversee the nomination and election of new ABE Board members. The Committee collects and disseminates candidate biographies, communicates the election process to the ABE membership, and conducts the election at the biennial meetings.
Professional Development Committee
The Professional Development Committee (PDC) supports the career development of biochemistry educators as curricular leaders, master teachers and assessors, effective mentors, and educational scholars. The PDC will identify experts, plan and organize seminars and/or workshops at the ABE biannual meeting, conduct/support webinars, or create other resources to support educator professional development.