Call for Affiliate Members

Call for Affiliate Members

 
Membership categories and details about the application process are below:
  1. Membership Categories
  2. Definitions and Expectations
  3. Criteria For Membership
  4. Privileges & Responsibilities of Membership
Membership Categories
 
Affiliated members: Affiliated members are Brock tenured and tenure-track faculty members and professional librarians who have successfully applied for affiliation to the SJRI. Affiliated members are encouraged to participate in the governance of the SJRI.
 
Participating members: Participating members are students, stipend instructors, LTAs, activists, artists, community members and people from other universities who wish to have a relationship with the SJRI. Participating members do not have a right to vote or stand for office.
 
Definitions and Expectations
 
Affiliated members: Affiliated members are encouraged to participate in the governance of the SJRI and are also eligible to be Principal Investigators in applications for funding from the SJRI. Affiliated members each have a vote at semi-annual general meetings and are eligible to put their names forward for the FSC. Affiliated members are normally expected to be participants in at least one associated research cluster. Through semi-annual general meetings, Affiliated members are responsible for voting on Affiliated membership, voting on the Directorship and membership in the FSC, as well as any changes to Rules and Procedures.
 
Participating members: Participating members have a less formal relationship to the SJRI and limited rights and responsibilities. Participating members may be part of research clusters but may not be the Principal Investigators applying for cluster funding from the SJRI. Participating members may be involved in organizing SJRI events but may not be part of the FSC. Tenured and tenure track faculty and professional librarians at Brock are normally expected to seek Affiliated membership.
 
Criteria For Membership
 
All members are expected to share a commitment to social justice and transdisciplinary scholarship.
 
Affiliated members: Affiliated membership is normally made up of tenured and tenure-track Brock faculty members and professional librarians and Affiliated members will be required to apply for re-affiliation with the SJRI every five years. The process for becoming a member of the SJRI is as follows:
 
Prospective applicants must submit to the Director a CV and a one-to-two page statement of intent outlining the relevance of their research to social justice, their links with one or more research clusters, and their planned contribution to SJRI. A sub-committee of the FSC will review all applications and recommend affiliation or not. Taking recommendation from the sub-committee, the FSC will also vote to recommend affiliation or not. Final voting on membership will take place by all Affiliated members at a semi-annual general meeting. Members of the SJRI may resign their membership through a letter of resignation to the Director.
 
Participating members: Participating members can include students, stipend instructors, LTAs, activists, artists, community members and people from other universities who wish to have a relationship with the SJRI. Anyone actively involved in a research cluster or organizing SJRI events is considered to be a participating member. In extraordinary circumstances, participating members can have their status rescinded by a two-thirds majority vote of the FSC.
 
Privileges & Responsibilities of Membership
 
Affiliated members may serve as principal applicants for SJRI grants. Affiliated members also participate in the governance of the SJRI, may attend FSC meetings (without a vote), attend general meetings (with a vote), vote for the next Director and FSC members, and disseminate research findings.
 
Participating members may attend SJRI-sponsored workshops and participate in events, clusters and SJRI research projects.