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Home : About Us : Board of Directors : 2010_06_BoardMatters

June 2010 - Archived Issue of Board Matters

Dear STTI members, 

The following is a summary of recent activity of the International Board of Directors. The board met by conference call on 4 May 2010 and then met in person for a meeting 3-5 June 2010. The following reflects the decisions made, direction setting undertaken and pertinent information shared by board members. 

Decision Making

  •  Reviewed and approved minutes of the February, 2010 Board Meeting during the May conference call and approved the minutes of the May, 2010 conference call at the June board meeting.
  • Reviewed and approved a revised process for nominating and awarding honorary membership to the society.
  • Approved a revision to our society’s investment policy.
  • Approved an application for chapter charter amendment for Lambda Pi-at-Large Chapter.
  • Approved applications to charter chapters at:
    • Queensland University of Technology, Griffiths University and University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia
    • George Washington University
    • Walsh University
    • Marian University
  • Approved the budget for fiscal year 2011.
  • Approved a motion that the international dues structure be readjusted according to the World Bank Index at the beginning of each biennium.
  • Reaffirmed STTI board support for Nursing Knowledge International (NKI) and the NKI Board of Directors.

Direction Setting

  • The Board Oversight Plan was reviewed and status reports shared for the various objectives that have been initiated. 
  • Reviewed financial statements for the total corporate budget, as well as STTI and individual subsidiaries.
  • Reviewed a status report and provided feedback regarding efforts to develop an at-large chapter in Thailand.
  • Clarified the expectations related to participation in STTI Communities of Interest.
  • Reviewed ongoing discussions with a new STTI Community of Interest, Caring International Research Collaborative (CIRC). Members within their group, who are eligible, but not holding membership in STTI, will be invited to join STTI. The group will host a Special Session describing their work at the 2010 International Research Congress in Orlando.
  • Discussed examples of the presence and image of STTI in public venues, specifically social networking sites and made recommendations to invite both staff and volunteer input regarding how to manage and respond to this issue in a proactive manner.
  • Discussed various chapter dues options within the context of Vision 2020.
  • Discussed the current status of Vision 2020 initiatives, specifically the society’s efforts to become more intentionally global. With the assistance of STTI staff, board members will investigate the logistics and resources required to establish a support structure outside of North America.
  • Discussed plans to rebuild the website for the International Academic Nursing Alliance (IANA) to better serve the needs of IANA and the society at large.
  • Received and discussed reports from the following committees, councils and task forces:
    • Regional Chapters Coordinating Committee
    • Board Leadership Development Committee
    • Corporate Audit & Accountability Committee
    • Governance Committee
    • Leadership Succession Committee
    • Advisory Council on Policy
    • International Academic Nursing Alliance
    • Research and Scholarship Advisory Council
    • Global Health Priorities Task Force
    • Information Technology Task Force
    • International Service Institute Task Force
    • Languages Task Force
    • United Nations Task Force
    • Board International Awards Review Task Force
    • 2010 International Research Congress Planning Task Force
      • More than 900 abstracts received
      • Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame will be initiated
    • 2011 International Research Congress Planning Task Force
    • 2011 Biennial Convention Planning Task Force
    • Elsevier Foundation/Nurse Faculty Mentored Leadership Program
  • Discussed status of collaborative efforts with the World Academy of Science (WANS) and plans for their conference which will be held in Cancun, Mexico, immediately following the STTI International Research Congress.   

Information Sharing

  • Leadership Summits – received a report on the recent Atlanta Leadership Summit, as well as plans for the forthcoming Leadership Summit, scheduled for 24-25 September 2010 in Indianapolis.
  • Information about stakeholders included reports from:
    • STTI Foundation
    • STTI Building Corporation
    • Nursing Knowledge International

Members concurred that the interactions at this board meeting were collaborative and productive, preparing us well for the many activities planned for the current biennium.

 



Karen H. Morin, RN, DSN ​Suzanne S. Prevost
President, Honor Society of Nursing ​President-Elect, Honor Society of Nursing
​Sigma Theta Tau International ​Sigma Theta Tau International
 

 

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