Membership & Nominations
The Membership and Nominations Committee is charged with soliciting and collecting nominations for new Fellows and Board officer positions. The Committee then presents its recommendations to the Board for a vote. New Fellows and Board officers need to receive a vote of two-thirds of the Executive Board to become a Fellow or officer respectively.
The Chair of the Membership & Nominations Committee cannot nominate new Fellows to the Society.
The purpose of establishing the Assessment Committee (AC) is to provide expert analysis, become the memory and the learning centre of ASOF. It will start its work by evaluating three decades of education development projects that external actors attempted to realize in Armenia, their failures and successes, and conclude by lessons learned. The second source for AC is the state of the art in international education development based as practiced by international development agencies, NGO’s and other specialized centers. A third source of field of activity of the AC is the changing political, cultural and social conditions in Armenia itself: how does an external initiative interact with the current reforms within the education sector in Armenia, for example. In short, AC will produce specialized studies to inform ASOF of past lessons and the best practices in the field of international development, and specifically concerning past and present conditions of education development in Armenia. 2. Function: The function of the AC is to inform and consult the board of ASOF. AC has no executive or decision-making prerogatives. Its own studies are expert opinions, and its reports will reflect it. In case of disagreement within the AS, different opinions and their reasons might be included in the same report, as well as consequences of different choices. 3. Composition: The AC is be composed by members of the ASOF. It is be headed by a member of ASOF board. AC might call for the expertise of external consultants, if such expertise is needed and lacking within the ranks of ASOF.