SDS Committeess

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Volunteering to serve on an SDS committee is a great way to see whether you would enjoy serving the SDS Board of Directors.

Awards Committee

Shepherds processes to select annually the sds Senior Scholar and the winner of the Zola Prize for emerging scholars in Disability Studies. Revises and posts the call for nominations for both, accepts application dossiers, assembles review committees for each, selects a winner for each, and coordinates announcing the winners in sds publications; benefits greatly from member expertise

fundraising Committee

Manages the ongoing fundraising campaign as well as fundraising related to annual conference site, coordinating local outreach for support, selling program ads, and coordinating the annual silent auction

Membership

Promotes new membership in sds and communicates with existing membership individually and via listserv; produces sds newsletter

Nominations Committee

Takes nominations (or self-nominations) to the SDS Board of Directors in March, publishes nomination statements, coordinates elections, communicates with membership regarding new members of the board; ensures the board roster posted on-line is up-to-date

Program Chair

Handles what is by far the largest and most thoroughly coordinated enterprise of sds. Crafts and vets a call for papers, coordinates submission process, on-line interface, and review, manages communication with presenters, plans plenary presentations, produces program and program booklet. Benefits greatly from member expertise, energy, and good will

DSQ Liaison

Coordinates communication with editors of Disability Studies Quarterly