SLA Biomedical and Life Sciences Division

DBIO Recommended Practices - Representatives

Function: Representatives act as an official link between the Biomedical and Life Sciences Division and other professional associations/organizations.

Appointment: Representatives are appointed by the Division Chair at the request of the Division Executive Board.  A representative is appointed for one year, and may be reappointed twice (e.g. may serve for three consecutive years maximum).

  1. Ensures that the Biomedical and Life Sciences Division is kept informed of initiatives and projects of mutual interest. This is done by establishing a relationship with the association/organization and receiving news, reports, updates and other information.
  2. Reports information that is of interest to the Division by all means available including SLA-DBIO Email List, announcements at the annual business meeting, and/or Biofeedback.
  3. Representatives are kept aware of DBIO activities by communicating with the DBIO Chair, participating in discussions of any round table or informal groupings of division members of interest, and monitoring SLA-DBIO Email List.
  4. Informs the appropriate association/organization of DBIO initiatives and projects of interest to that group by communicating with the appropriate executive officer and participating in any listserv activity. Liaisons may also attend business meetings of associations/organizations of interest and report back to each group on the other's activities.
  5. Reviews the Representatives section of the Recommended Practices in February and submits corrections, revisions, and so forth to the Director for inclusion in the next edition.
  6. By the deadline determined each year (typically January), representatives must submit an estimated budget of expenses to the Treasurer.
Rev. May 2014