Standing Committee Definition

Standing Committees: The Standing Committees of the Society shall be: Nominating, Administrative, Organization and Bylaws, Publications, Awards, Society Program Oversight, Strategy, and Asia Pacific Coordinating Council (APCC).

Authority, Tenure, and Membership: Standing Committees shall have at least three members, each of whom serves a three-year term, and the terms of these members shall be staggered to provide continuity. The chairs of Standing Committees and members to fill vacancies on Standing Committees shall be appointed by the President or other officer with the approval of the Policy Council. With the approval of the Policy Council, the President shall appoint members to fill vacancies in all Standing Committees. The composition of Standing Committees shall be published annually. Since the scope of committees may overlap, it is the intention of these Policies that the committee chairs communicate and cooperate with one another to serve the best interests of the Society. The President shall oversee the activities of all Standing Committees and decide on matters in dispute between committee chairs. The Standing Committees and all other committees created by the Policy Council shall make recommendations to the Policy Council. [Retrieved from Policies of the System Dynamics Society, 2017]

Historical Descriptions:

Standing Committees: The Standing Committees of the Society shall be: Nominating, Administrative, Organization And Bylaws, Publications, and Awards.

Authority, Tenure, and Membership: With the exception of the Nominating Committee, Standing Committees shall have at least three members, each of whom serves a three-year term, and the terms of the members shall be staggered to provide continuity. The Nominating Committee shall have six members, serving as stated elsewhere in these Policies. The Vice Presidents – Finance and Publications shall serve as ex-officio members on the Finance and Publications and Development Committees. With the approval of the Council, the President shall appoint the chairs of the Standing Committees other than the Nominating Committee, and shall also appoint members to fill vacancies in all Standing Committees. The composition of Standing Committees shall be published annually. Since the scope of committees may overlap, it is the intention of these Policies that the committee chairs communicate and cooperate with one another to the best interests of the Society. The President shall oversee the activities of all Standing Committees and decide on matters in dispute between committee chairs. The Standing Committees and all other committees created by the Council shall make recommendations to the Council. [Policy 9, Sections 1 and 2, Revised Policies of the System Dynamics Society]