American Academy of Microbiology Leadership
The American Academy of Microbiology (Academy) is the honorific leadership group and scientific think tank within ASM. The mission of the Academy is to recognize microbiologists for outstanding contributions to the microbial sciences and to provide expertise in the service of science and the public.
To fulfill its mission, the Academy consists of multiple leadership positions divided into the Academy Governors and 3 distinct subcommittees: (1) the Academy Leadership Nominating Subcommittee, (2) the Subcommittee on Awards and (3) the Subcommittee on Elections.
- Set strategic direction for the Academy programs.
- Develop and approve colloquia topics.
- Oversee the fellowship nomination and election process.
- Approve new awards recommended by the Subcommittee on Awards.
- Mange volunteer nominating process to ensure candidates represent the diverse expertise, demographics, qualifications and experiences of the Academy.
- Complete the review of volunteers and recommend candidates for open Governors and Subcommittee on Elections positions.
- Review evaluation criteria carefully to make informed selection decisions.
- Recommend the development or elimination of awards as the science evolves.
- Review and comment on all proposals for establishment of new awards ensuring that they do not conflict or duplicate an existing award.
- Generate and support ideas for award outreach and publicity.
- Review the Award Selection Committees’ post-award laureate selection surveys.
- Participate in the annual review of Academy fellowship nominations (Oct. - Dec.).
- Review thoroughly and providing comments and scores on the nominees.
- Vote on the final recommendations of the nominees to the Governors.
- Provide feedback to the Governors about the annual fellowship nomination and review process.