Nominations are open Nov. 1, and close Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 4 p.m.
Nominations, signatures, candidate statements, and pictures RECEIVED after Thursday, Feb 6 2020 at 4 pm will not be accepted.
These materials support member nominations for
- CANDIDATE for MCCC President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary
- CANDIDATE for At-Large Part-time/Adjunct Director to the MCCC Board of Directors (2 to be elected)
- DELEGATE to the MTA Annual Meeting
Springfield MA- May 1 – May 2, 2020
- DELEGATE to the NEA Representative Assembly Atlanta GA – July 2 – July 6, 2020
NOTE: All communications with nominees are by email.
Choose one of these two options for submitting a nomination form:
- Use the on-line nomination form. FASTEST
- Download a copy of the nomination form in pdf format. Fill out by hand and mail in.
Note: ALL communications with candidates by the MCCC office is by EMAIL.
After the ballots are in and counted, the office will ask electees if they plan to honor their commitment to attend, the MTA Annual Meeting and/or the NEA RA, so that alternate delegates be given the opportunity to be delegates. Email communications greatly facilitates accomplishing these tasks in the limited time available.
Policies Related to Candidates for Officer (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) and At-Large Part-time/Adjunct Director
- From the MCCC Bylaws as amended April 21, 2018: The Board of Directors shall be composed of the officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary), one member elected for a term of one or two years from each chapter by the members of the chapter with the one or two year term determined by chapter bylaws, and two at-large part-time/adjunct members elected by part-time/adjunct members as part of the regular election cycle each year. The term of office for members other than officers and chapter directors elected for a two year term shall be one year beginning with the June Board meeting of the year in which members are elected. Any Director may remain in office until a successor takes office.
- Candidates for Officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) must submit an OFFICERS NOMINATION SIGNATURE FORM to the MCCC office with the required number of active member signatures. For Officers this is at least fifty (50) active MCCC members. Original signatures must be submitted to the MCCC office by the date and time of the nomination deadline.
- At-large Part-Time Adjunct members 1. The Board of Directors is empowered to fill vacancies in the two part-time/adjunct positions which occur after the election cycle. 2. If a part-time adjunct director can’t attend a meeting, the runner-up in the statewide election will be asked to participate for that meeting only.
- Candidates for at-large part-time/adjunct director must submit an AT-LARGE-PART-TIME NOMINATION SIGNATURE FORM to the MCCC office with the required number of active member signatures. For at-large-part-time adjunct director this is at least ten (10) active MCCC members. Original signatures must be submitted to the MCCC office by the date and time of the nomination deadline.
- Non-members may not run for office or nominate, and their signatures do not count.
- Candidates for these offices must be on the ballot to be eligible for election. No write-in candidates are permitted.
- Upon email request to the Nominations and Elections Committee chair, and depending on the position sought (Officer (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) or At-large Part-time Adjunct Director) an electronic file of member names, membership category, mailing address, and home colleges will be provided to a certified candidate. In the case of certified At-Large Part time Director candidate, an electronic file containing only part-time member names, mailing addresses, and home colleges will be provided.
- Candidates will be permitted a statement published in the February 2020 newsletter and/or online. The statement must be no longer than 250 words and submissions longer than 250 words will be truncated to that length. This statement and, optionally, a good quality recent photo, must be submitted to the communications coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the date and time nominations close to qualify for publishing in the newsletter and/or online.
- MCCC Bylaws and Policies on Elections are further amplified in this document, which is also available on the MCCC website.
Policies Related to Candidates for Delegate Status
Note, as of Aug 21, 2019, there are NO WRITE-IN CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT for MTA Delegate or for NEA Rep. Assembly Delegate. To be elected to Delegate positions candidates MUST be on the ballot.
Candidates for MTA Annual Meeting
MTA Bylaw Rules on MTA-DA
- MCCC members in good standing on March 1, 2020, who pay their MTA dues through the MCCC may seek election as MCCC local delegate to the MTA-DA. Only members who pay their dues to MTA through the MCCC are entitled to vote in the election for MCCC delegates to the MTA-DA.
Members teaching in DCE or part-time day who pay MTA dues through another MTA local (MSCA, a K-12 local, etc) may seek election and vote for MTA-DA delegates only through that local. Individuals who join MTA through MCCC or another local after March 1, 2019 are not eligible to seek election as a delegate to the 2019 MTA-DA.
- MCCC Members on the MTA Board are ex officio MTA delegates to the MTA.
- Delegates shall be registered at the Annual Meeting (DA) for a term of one year.
- No dues money may be used to promote the candidacy of any individual for an MTA office.
Delegates to the MTA Annual Meeting
- Support: The MCCC Budget for 2020 provides a $25/day stipend to all MCCC delegates who attend the MTA DA.
- Election Waiver for Candidates for MCCC Delegate to the MTA Annual Meeting
If the number of certified candidates for MTA delegate is less than or equal to the number permitted, then those candidates are deemed elected.
Candidates for NEA Representative Assembly
NEA Bylaw Rules on NEA-RA
- MCCC members in good standing on January 15, 2020, who pay their NEA dues through the MCCC may seek election as MCCC local delegate to the NEA-RA. Only members who pay their dues to NEA through the MCCC are entitled to vote in the election for MCCC delegates to the NEA-RA.
Members teaching in DCE or part-time day who pay NEA dues through another MTA local (MSCA, a K-12 local, etc) may seek election and vote for NEA-RA delegates only through that local. Individuals who join NEA through MCCC or another local after January 15, 2020 are not eligible to seek election as a delegate to the 2020 NEA-RA.
- No dues money may be used to promote the candidacy of any individual for an NEA office.
Delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly
- The MTA provides a stipend of $600 to all MTA-affiliated delegates.
- The MCCC Budget for 2019 does not provide any MCCC support for MCCC delegates to the NEA RA.
If the number of certified candidates for the MTA Annual Meeting and/or the NEA Representative Assembly is less than or equal to the number of delegates permitted, then those candidates are deemed elected.