Members at large are elected representatives of the APSA membership and are responsible for representing these members at the Board Level. Responsibilities include:

  1. Take responsibility for the direction of the Association. Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability as participants on the Board.
  2. Understand the Association, its mission, its strategic plan, culture, advocacy and research contributions and promote them to the members.
  3. Assist in the development of policy and set a course for the future, ensuring effective organizational planning. Maintain focus on the mission and strategic goals of the Association rather than the day-to-day management of the organization and staff.
  4. Attend meetings of the Board and the Annual General Meeting and participate fully in Board and committee deliberations.
  5. Help to identify and prioritize the needs of the members and the resources required to achieve them.
  6. Serve on at least one sub-committee of APSA in a chair or committee member position and report on the committee’s activities at the Board meetings.
  7. Provide guidance to the membership as it relates to SFU Policies and Procedures (AD 10) and direct requests for information to the Association office.
  8. Support the decisions of the Board and communicate those decisions to the general membership.
  9. Promote and attend the various social and professional development events sponsored by APSA.
  10. Act with integrity, good faith and fiscal responsibility.
  11. Act as an advocate for the Association within the internal and external community.