About ASLO

About ASLO Committees

ASLO Committee members serve staggered terms, so new members are needed each year for every standing committee, and "new blood" is often needed on both ad hoc and standing committees. Students and early career members are encouraged to volunteer for committee service!  Please contact the ASLO President or any Officer if you are interested in committee or other service to ASLO. Most committee work is done by e-mail and face-to-face sessions during ASLO meetings. Occasionally but rarely a pressing task will require a committee or subcommittee to meet at other times.

The following shows the current ASLO committees. Ad hoc committees are formed as needed and charged with a specific task. If the task is completed within three years, the committee is dissolved. If the task takes longer, members are reappointed or replaced. Tenure on standing committees varies by committee. Committee chairs are replaced or reappointed annually. Input from new committee members is always welcome and needed. If you would like more information about a particular committee, please contact the ASLO Business Office.

For more information about each committee, click on the links below.

Standing Committees

Awards and Citations Executive Committee

  1. G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award Subcommittee
  2. Raymond L. Lindeman Award Subcommittee
  3. A.C. Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award Subcommittee
  4. John Martin Award Subcommittee
  5. Ruth Patrick Award Subcommittee
  6. Ramon Margalef Award for Excellence in Education Subcommittee
  7. Yentsch-Schindler Early Career Award Subcommittee

Education and Human Resources Committee

  1. Early Career Subcommittee
  2. Online Media Subcommittee
  3. Outreach Subcommittee
  4. Teaching and Mentoring Subcommittee
  5. Student Resources and Activities Subcommittee

Other Standing Committees

  1. Professional Ethics Committee
  2. Publications Committee
  3. Public Policy Committee
  4. Finance Committee
  5. Meetings Committee
  6. Nominations Committee

Ad hoc Committees

  1. Developing Nations Engagement Commitee
  2. Member Recruitment and Retention Committee