A unique body of supporting expert volunteers, dedicated for empowering and managing the identity of Asian Council of Science Editors
ACSE enjoys the active participation of its volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors and committees. Volunteering for an ACSE committee is a great way to network with colleagues and make new connections. Volunteers are essential to ACSE's work. We are now seeking volunteers who are interested in volunteering their expertise and time to support ACSE by joining one of the different ACSE Committees. We will group our committees during the month of August and September. Volunteers interested to serve in the ACSE committees for the year 2017-2018 are invited to send their applications to us by completing our online volunteer form.
Education, Training and Networking Committee
The education, training and networking committee plans and conducts educational seminars, webinars, workshops and ACSE Editors Café throughout the year. Committee Members work with staff and other committees to promote the sessions in all manners. They are also responsible to develop the pre and post event report of the training, educational or networking related activity oriented by this committee.
The Membership Committee promotes membership of the council, develops concepts for membership retention and growth for board approval, works with the executive director in matters concerning the membership directory, and advises the board on matters concerning membership. It also works on strategies to devise or change member benefits with the approval of the Board.
The Finance Committee critically reviews and revises an annual operating budget developed by the treasurer and the executive director with input from committee chairs. The revised budget is then submitted to the board of directors for further revision and approval. The committee monitors actual financial performance versus budget by reviewing financial statements quarterly / biannually.
Annual Conference Program Committee
The Program Committee works within guidelines established by the Board of Directors to plan and organizes the ACSE Annual Conference. It also helps select the theme for the Annual Conference and determines topics for keynote, plenary, and parallel sessions as well as training workshops. Members recruit speakers, provide guidance on expectations, and work with staff and other ACSE committees to plan the schedule and promote the meetings
The Communications Committee is responsible for helping guide ACSE’s internal and external communications, including the website, and social networking sites. Members generate content, suggest policies and practices, and assist in keeping the organization current by recommending traditional and alternative communication strategies
Industry Collaboration Committee
The Industry collaboration committee responds to new requests for organizational collaboration and steers specific requests to the appropriate committee. The Committee Members proactively identify new collaborative opportunities, strategic partnerships and provide information about planned ACSE activities to other organizations. Along with that, they are also responsible for managing and retaining the previous collaborators and supporter organizations of ACSE.
The Mentorship Committee serves as an outreach committee of ACSE to provide new and expert members with the opportunity to form professional partnerships, thus offering a comfort zone for problem solving and support in scholarly publishing that is constantly presented with new challenges.