Organizational Structure and Governance
Organizational Structure and Governance
 
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AERA’s governance structure is comprised of the Council, Executive Board, standing committees, and annual committees.  Ad hoc committees, task forces and working groups may also be established for specific purposes and for limited periods. 
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AERA Council & Executive Board
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AERA Council

The Association Council consists of the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, the Vice-Presidents of Divisions, the six At-Large Members, a Graduate Student Representative, a Special Interest Groups Representative, and the Executive Director serving ex officio, without a vote.  The Council shall have full power to direct and review the general affairs of the Association within the limits set forth in the Association’s Bylaws.  The Council is the legislative and policy body for the Association.  The President serves as the Chair of the Council and the President-Elect serves as Vice Chair of the Council.

Council (Roster)

Council Minutes

AERA Executive Board

The Executive Board is a subcommittee of the Council consisting of the President, the President-Elect, the Immediate Past President, three At-Large Members, and three representatives elected by the Council from the Council membership (i.e., from among the Vice-Presidents, Special Interest Groups Representative, Graduate Student Representative). The Executive Director serves as an ex officio member of the Executive Board, without a vote.  The Executive Board discharges all duties and responsibilities as specified by the Association’s Bylaws.  The Executive Board advises the Council on the annual budget prepared by the Executive Director and is responsible for developing investment policies for the Council’s approval and for providing oversight for the management and implementation of these policies.  The Executive Board serves as an advisory committee to the President and the Executive Director and has power to act for the Council between its meetings and in other matters as may be delegated by the Council.

Executive Board (Roster)

Executive Board Minutes

 
 
Standing Committees
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2022 Presidential Program Planning Committee​
Roster

Annual Meeting Policies and Procedures Committee
Roster

Books Editorial Board 
Roster 

Committee on Scholars & Advocates for Gender Equity in Education (SAGE)
Roster • Website

Committee on Scholars of Color in Education
Roster

Consortium of University and Research Institutions (CURI) Executive Board
Roster • Website

Equity and Inclusion Council
Roster

Ethics Committee 
Roster 

Fellows Committee 
Roster 

Government Relations Committee
Roster

Graduate Student Council
Roster • Website

Grants Program Governing Board
Roster 

International Relations Committee
Roster

JEBS Management Committee
Roster

Journal Publications Committee
Roster

Minority Fellowship Selection Committee
Roster

Nominating Committee
Roster

Professional Development & Training Committee
Roster

Research Advisory Committee
Roster

Social Justice Action Committee
Roster

Special Interest Groups (SIG) Executive Committee
Roster

Special Interest Groups (SIG) Executive Committee Nominating Committee
Roster

 
 
AERA 2022 Election
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The AERA 2022 election opened on Thursday, January 13, 2022, and closed on Friday, February 11, 2022, with voting conducted by electronic ballot. Learn more

 
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