Trustee of the Research Foundation
The NCTE Research Foundation was established in 1960 in honor of J.N. Hook, the Council’s first Executive Secretary. Hook served concurrently as the first director of Project English, a federally funded program that supported research in the English language arts, and later authored a history of the Council. Hook’s writing of this history, A Long Way Together: A Personal History of NCTE’s First Sixty-Seven Years (NCTE, 1979), was supported by the Research Foundation.
The purpose of the NCTE Research Foundation is to “improve the quality of instruction in English at all educational levels; to encourage research experimentation, and investigation in the teaching of English; to facilitate professional cooperation of the members; to hold public discussions and programs; to sponsor the publication of desirable articles and reports; and to integrate the improvement of instruction in English” (NCTE Constitution).
Responsibilities of the Trustees of the Research Foundation
- Serve three years, taking office at close of Annual Convention in year of election
- Attend two meetings of the Trustees each year: in the spring and at the Annual Convention in the fall. The Research Foundation will (a) provide $1000 annually to help defray the cost of hotel, meals, and travel for NCTE’s Annual Convention, and (b) cover costs for the Spring Research Foundation meeting to include hotel, meals, and reimbursement for travel (flight or train travel or mileage reimbursement and airport-hotel transportation).
- Support the Foundation’s Cultivating New Voices of Scholars of Color program
- Review and rate research grant proposals and make decisions about awarding funding
- Administer the resources of the Foundation in ways that promote more equitable educational environments for students and teachers
- NCTE Executive Committee (EC) members are constitutionally ineligible to be Trustees. If elected to the EC while serving on the Research Foundation, Trustees must resign from the Board of Trustees
- Persons receiving grant funds from the Research Foundation are not eligible to run for a Trustee position until the funding is completed
- Candidates agree not to campaign during the election process
- Deep knowledge of research in language, literacy, and cultural studies
- Ability, energy, imagination, wisdom
- Commitment to the Council’s focus on developing a more diverse membership and leadership
- Commitment to equity methodologies (in research and pedagogy) in support of teachers, students, and families marginalized due to race, ethnicity, language, social class, sexual orientation, faith, and other sociocultural biases
- Willingness to devote time to the Research Foundation
- Ability to work with others in group situations
Area(s) of Expertise
- Time Commitment: Over 1 year
- Deadline: 11/20/2022
- Position Type: Elected by NCTE Member Elections
- Convention travel expected
Questions? Contact NCTECommittees@ncte.org