The success of the University Corporation
for Atmospheric Research, a consortium of institutions organized to foster
and facilitate research in the atmospheric and related sciences, depends
greatly on the participation of the individual Members’ Representatives
who serve as a formal link between their Member institutions and the
UCAR programs. Representatives keep university colleagues informed about
UCAR activities and, in turn present university perspectives and positions
Two representatives, normally one from the Members’ administrative
staff and one from the academic staff, are appointed by the Chief
Executive Officer of that institution. The length of term is decided
by the Member.
The following is a list of responsibilities for UCAR Members’ Representatives:
Participate in annual meeting of UCAR Members, represent the
positions, and act on behalf of the Member Institution at those
meetings by discussing issues and voting for the election of
Trustees, new Members, and Members eligible for reelection and
Bylaw amendments. The Chief Executive Officer of the Member institution
may assign substitutes at any time by formally filing notice to
that effect with the President’s Office at UCAR.
Convey results of annual meetings to, and, seek opinions of
colleagues at the Member institution on UCAR issues, policies and
Maintain contact with the UCAR President, or Vice President
of Corporate Affairs, Chairman of the UCAR Board of Trustees, or
the University Relations Committee, or other Board and Member Committee
members about concerns of the Member institution.
Collect and forward to the Member’s Nominating Committee
recommendations for candidates for Trustees and Members’ committees.
Oversee the submission of departmental information of the Member
institutions to the AMS/UCAR “Curricula in the Atmospheric
and Oceanographic Sciences” database. http://www.ametsoc.org/amsucar_curricula/index.cfm
May prepare, at the request of the Chief Executive Officer,
the Member institution reelection application.
Respond on behalf of the Member institution to UCAR inquiries,
questionnaires, surveys, etc.
Provide material when appropriate for formal communication mechanisms
(e.g., UCAR Quarterly publication).