Organization and Governance

 

APPD LEARN Director

The APPD LEARN Director is responsible for daily scientific and management oversight of all APPD LEARN activities, and serves as liaison to outside organizations. The Director reports to the APPD LEARN Advisory Committee and APPD Board. The APPD LEARN Director serves for a term of two years, renewable by the APPD Board indefinitely, at a time commitment of at least 0.4 FTE.

APPD LEARN Project Manager

The APPD LEARN Project Manager handles all administrative operations of APPD LEARN. Responsibilities of this full-time position include facilitating all communications among the participating institutions and funding agency, development of and adherence to project timelines, and observance of regulatory requirements. The APPD LEARN Project Manager is responsible for daily implementation of the project plan, and assisting PIs with study management. S/he serves as liaison with research administration at all participating institutions. In addition, the APPD LEARN Project Manager helps with additional network tasks and data collection efforts that arise. The APPD LEARN Project Manager works in conjunction with the APPD LEARN Director, and reports to the APPD Executive Director.

APPD LEARN Advisory Committee

The APPD LEARN Advisory Committee is be responsible for providing guidance to the APPD LEARN Director, setting policies for APPD LEARN activities and resources, and developing calls for proposals in specific research areas. The APPD LEARN Advisory Committee also conducts annual formative and summative evaluation of the performance of the APPD LEARN Director. The APPD LEARN Advisory Committee meetings monthly by conference call and annually in person.

The Committee consists of five voting members, including four APPD-designated members (one of whom serves as the Chair), and one IIPE-designated member. The APPD Board selects the Chair of the APPD LEARN Advisory Committee. In consultation with the Chair of the APPD LEARN Advisory Committee, the APPD Board selects the three additional APPD members. IIPE appoints one representative to the committee. APPD LEARN Advisory Committee terms are 2 years long, and renewable. The APPD LEARN Director, APPD LEARN Project Manager, and APPD Executive Director serve ex officio on the Advisory Board.

APPD LEARN Educational Development Committee (EDC)

The APPD LEARN Educational Development Committee will advise the APPD LEARN Director in (1) determining the faculty development needs of APPD LEARN members in the area of educational research, (2) designing and interpreting the annual APPD LEARN needs assessment survey, and (3) identifying training opportunities. The committee chair and four members will serve two-year terms, which may be renewed. They will be appointed by the APPD LEARN Advisory Committee, in consultation with the APPD LEARN Director, after soliciting suggestions from the APPD Council of Task Force Chairs. The APPD LEARN Director, APPD LEARN Project Manager, and APPD Executive Director will serve ex officio on the Committee. The committee meets as needed by conference call, at a frequency no more than quarterly, with online discussion as needed between calls.

APPD LEARN Proposal Review Committee (PRC)

The APPD LEARN Proposal Review Committee will assist the LEARN Director in the review of proposals to conduct research using the LEARN network and its member Programs. The committee chair and members will serve two-year terms, which may be renewed. They will be appointed by the APPD LEARN Advisory Committee, in consultation with the APPD LEARN Director, after soliciting suggestions from the APPD Council of Task Force Chairs. The APPD LEARN Director, APPD LEARN Project Manager, and APPD Executive Director will serve ex officio on the Committee. The committee will meet as needed by conference call, at a frequency no more than monthly, with online discussion as needed between calls.

APPD LEARN Project Committees

Each study using the APPD LEARN network will have an ad hoc project oversight committee, composed of the project principal investigator, APPD LEARN Director, APPD LEARN Project Manager, and other members selected by the principal investigator and APPD LEARN Director. These committees will hold regular (e.g. biweekly) conference calls during the period of the study.