All members of the War and Media Studies Interest Group must be members in good standing of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS).
Annual meetings of the Group will be convened at the SCMS conference.
Two members of the War and Media Studies SIG will serve as co-chairs for three-year terms. Election of the Co-chairs shall be conducted at the first annual meeting of the Group during the 2015 conference, with the outcome reported to the SCMS Board of Directors.
In addition to the co-chairs, a graduate student representative will be elected at the first annual meeting of the Group during the 2015 conference. The graduate student representative will serve for two years.
It will be the responsibility of the Co-Chairs to:
- communicate with the membership
- organize the annual meetings and prepare minutes of the business discussed
- request appropriate funds to support the War and Media Studies SIG and its activities
- report annually to the SCMS Board of Directors on the Group’s activities and attendance figures for the last meeting
- advise on the maintenance of the website and related social media outlets
It will be the responsibility of the graduate student representative to coordinate graduate student networks within the War and Media Studies SIG and to facilitate communication between graduate students and the Group.
Each year the Co-Chairs will submit a request to the Program Committee of the SCMS conference for a time and space to meet, as well as funding to support relevant programming (in response to the annual call made by the Committee to SIGs).
At all meetings of the Group, ten members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. The vote of the majority of members present at a meeting at which a quorum is present constitutes the action of the Group.
Any member of the War and Media Studies SIG may make a proposal regarding the SIG or its activities.
Members must forward to the co-chairs all proposals prior to placing the proposal before the SIG membership. It is the responsibility and duty of the co-chairs to then forward all proposals to membership. However, no approval by either or both co-chairs is required for proposals to be advanced to membership.
When issues are submitted to the members of the Group for vote via e-mail, the members shall have seven business days to respond. The subject line of the e-mail shall contain the word ‘vote’ to alert members to act.
Within the voting time period specified in each proposal, members may debate the merits of any proposal as much as they like.
Members may vote only once on any proposal. Members are thus encouraged to carefully consider any and all arguments regarding a proposal before voting.
Action on behalf of the Group may be taken without a meeting if a majority of the members of the Group provide consent by writing or e-mail. The written consents shall be filed with the minutes of the next meeting.