INSIDE THE ASSOCIATION
Coming Soon: Online Forum for Candidates
For the AANA Board of Directors
he membership adopted a resolution to establish an online 2. Candidates will be given a limited number (one to two
T forum for candidates for the AANA Board of Directors at its
Aug. 10, 2008 Business Meeting. Following that meeting, the
AANA Board of Directors appointed a Board sub-task force to
questions per cycle) of questions to avoid being over-tasked.
3. Questions will be compiled according to the cycle in which
they were received and by targeted candidate group. The
develop the criteria and an implementation plan for the online moderator may select questions from the current cycle or from
forum. Members of the sub-task force were: President-elect Jim past cycles. Unasked, viable questions will remain in the
Walker, CRNA, MS; Region 2 Director Janice Izlar, CRNA, MS; question pool.
Region 6 Director Ron Castaldo, CRNA, MS; and Region 7 Director 4. The moderator may permanently delete inappropriate/unclear
Bruce Weiner, CRNA, MS. The Board of Directors reviewed and questions.
approved the online forum policy and implementation plan drafted
by the Board sub-task force at the Nov. 6, 2008 Board meeting. 5. The entire question pool will be deleted at the end of each
year’s election cycle, starting with all new questions for each
The implementation plan and policy are described below:
The online forum will be located in the members-only section of the Moderators
AANA website along with the candidates’ speeches, photos, and posi- 1. The AANA Board of Directors will appoint four past AANA
tion statements. presidents to serve as moderators of the online forum. Each
moderator will serve for a one-week cycle.
Timeline 2. The moderator will have access to the author’s identity for all
Active AANA members will be able to submit questions to the Forum questions. The candidates, however, will not know the author’s
for approximately 30 days with four overlapping cycles. A moderator identity, and this information will not be posted on the forum
will review the questions before they are forwarded to the candidates for with the responses from the candidates.
a response. The moderator will review the candidates’ responses before 3. The moderators will control the forum.
posting them for viewing by the membership. The forum will be avail-
able for members to view until the voting cut-off date (June 23, 2009). 4. The current AANA president will serve as consultant to the