IASSA members Working Groups:
Developing New IASSA Working Groups
IASSA Council supports an opportunity to create new Working Groups by IASSA members. IASSA members are encouraged to create "IASSA members working groups". These groups will be informal thematic affinity groups of IASSA members. These groups will not be established by IASSA, but by groups of interested IASSA members and governed by members using their own procedures. Although WG are not IASSA divisions or structures and are not recognized in bylaws, IASSA will facilitate their development by placing them in the list of IASSA members WGs, providing links to WG websites from the main IASSA web page and giving preference to WGs in creating side events and other activities at IASSA meetings. IASSA Council will also consider engaging WGs in association's activities, such as ICASS organization, as appropriate. IASSA Council may give WGs- organized events preference for formal endorsement and informational support. IASSA may periodically review WG activity. To be placed on IASSA’s website, WGs must meet the following basic criteria:
- Have a contact person/lead who is an IASSA member
- Working Group should be open to all IASSA members to joinWorking
- Group members should be comprised of active IASSA members or should be encouraged to obtain IASSA membership upon joining the Working Group
- Working Group mush have a website containing the Working Group description and other relevant information (such as contact information) and clear acknowledgment of its relationship with IASSA
Upon creation, Working Groups should inform IASSA secretariat and provide information as specified in 1 and 3. IASSA Council retains the right to review such information in respect to its fit to the IASA mission and established procedures. As soon as the working group is established, its leadership should inform the IASSA secretariat and provide the information specified in criteria # 1 and 3. The IASSA Council retains the right to review such information with respect to its fit with the IASSA mission and established procedures.