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Nominations are Open for the OEGlobal Board of Directors

Nominations are open for 2023-2025 Terms

Open Education Global (OEGlobal) is actively recruiting nominations for members of its Board of Directors.  We seek passionate educational leaders of high integrity who are committed to improving education worldwide through open educational practices.

We welcome nominations from individual members, administrators, faculty, Presidents, and Directors of educational institutions or other organizations that support the OEGlobal’s mission and activities. Open Education Global desires a strong, internationally diverse Board of Directors. Nominees from all regions of the world are welcome.

We hereby invite you to nominate candidates for Member of the Board of Open Education Global.

In 2023, the following elected Board members’ term expires:

  • Hsu-Tien (Marian) Wan, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan (Marian has served two terms and is eligible for another term)
  • Constance Blomgren, Athabasca University, Canada (Constance has served two terms and is eligible for another term)
  • Lisa Young, Scottsdale Community College, USA (Lisa has served one term and is eligible for another two terms)
  • Diana Hernández, UNED, Costa Rica. (Diana has served one term and is eligible for another two terms)
  • there is one open seat that needs to be filled.

The general responsibilities of Board Members

The Board of Directors is charged with setting the strategic direction of OEGlobal.  Board members make high-level decisions concerning the mission, outputs, finances, and services of the Organization. Board members are expected to act in the best interest of the organization and its members in all deliberations. 

The Board particularly seeks nominees with experience in fundraising and sustainability, membership growth and engagement, events and services, and operations including legal & finance.

Primary responsibilities of the Board of Directors include:

  • Determine and refine OEGlobal’s mission and purpose,
  • Lead strategic planning and monitoring to ensure activities are in support of OEGlobal’s mission,
  • Ensure adequate financial resources and retention of assets,
  • Identify, support, and evaluate OEGlobal’s Executive Director,
  • Monitor the ethical and legal integrity of the organization,
  • Orient and support new board members, build board capacity, and set board policies,
  • Promote OEGlobal and its mission, and
  • Commit to the full board term of two years.

To fulfill its charge, the OEGlobal Board will hold four meetings a year, two of which will be in-person (situation permitting) and two online. Virtual participation during in-person meetings may be arranged to accommodate those who cannot travel. It is important that board members make every attempt to fully participate in all meetings. While substitutions are permitted if necessary, the substitute will not be allowed to vote on the Board member’s behalf.

The Board member’s institution is expected to cover the cost of the Board member’s travel to meetings and time that is given to OEGlobal. Individual members of the Board are also expected to cover the cost of travel to meetings and time that is given to OEGlobal. 

Likewise, it is anticipated that Board members will serve as liaisons with various standing committees and work groups, and will represent the Organization from time to time at various meetings and/or events.

The filing deadline for nominations is 14 April 2023 at 12:00 UCT.

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