The ASCLS Board of Directors has created a new committee that will lead the Society's efforts in virtual learning, which includes webinars and webcasts, as well as courses delivered through the ASCLS Learning Management System. The new group will be responsible for coordinating with virtual learning initiatives already underway within other volunteer leadership groups.
The duties of this new committee are:
- Identify educational gaps and topics and develop an annual plan/calendar of virtual education that addresses those gaps or topics.
- Marshall the volunteer talent of subject matter experts on laboratory, scientific and policy issues to partner with experts on educational design and delivery.
- Recommend strategies and structures to committees and taskforces within ASCLS who may produce virtual learning on their own.
The Committee is comprised of eight ASCLS members, six of which are “at-large” members along with a Chair and Vice Chair. Committee members will serve three-year appointments on a rotating basis.The Chair and Vice-Chair are appointed to the committee for one year terms. Because this is a new committee, the Board of Directors will appoint all eight members in early 2020 for the first term that will run through June 2021. Two committee members will serve initial one year terms and two will serve initial two year terms.
The committee will be encouraged to seek out expertise outside of the committee to complete its work.