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Thank you for your interest in applying for service on the Aging Today Editorial Advisory Committee.

Note: ASA membership is required in order to serve on the Committee. If you are not yet an ASA member or your membership has lapsed, visit to become a member or contact Jutka Mandoki at 415-974-9630.

Aging Today, the bimonthly newspaper of the American Society on Aging that features stories highlighting ongoing work, trends, innovation and advancements in the field of aging, uses an Editorial Advisory Committee—distinguished academics, researchers, practice-oriented professionals, and policy experts from different areas in the field of aging that are instrumental in identifying article topics and writers for each issue.

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* 1. Please provide your name and contact information, including your individual ASA Member ID.

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* 2. If applicable, please give the name and e-mail address of the individual who has nominated you to apply for the Aging Today Editorial Advisory Committee.

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* 3. By checking the box below, I understand that the term for which I am applying will begin in March 2016 and conclude March 2018.

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* 4. Responsibilities of Aging Today Editorial Advisory Committee Members:

  1. Participate in the annual Spring meeting of the Advisory Committee (held in conjunction with the Aging in America Conference); or, if you cannot attend the meeting, you may confer with Aging Today editors by phone or e-mail, as needed.
  2. Participate in a group process for Aging Today issues, themes and topic selection.
  3. Act as a contact for prospective authors and guest editors.
  4. Upon occasion, act as guest editor for issues of Aging Today that delve into your topic of expertise and especial interest. Guest editing is a flexible role, dependent upon a committee members' time availability and/or personal preference: it can involve simply brainstorming about story ideas and writers with the Aging Today editors, or assigning stories and shepherding them through the first draft.
  5. Promote and support the publication’s high editorial standards.
  6. Critique already published issues with the aim of improving content relevance.

By completing this application I affirm that I have read, understand and will carry out these responsibilities if chosen to serve on the Committee.

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* 5. Please explain in a short essay (up to 2000 characters) why you wish to serve on the Aging Today Editorial Advisory Committee, and what you feel you can specifically contribute. Please also describe your specific domain knowledge (examples of domains or disciplines would be within the healthcare system; in medical services delivery; in policy/advocacy; in caregiving; in philanthropy; in legal; in clinical knowledge; in business and consumer marketplaces; in federal/state government, etc.)

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* 6. Please give an assessment of your skills at working with others in a committee structure and process. The rating system is as follows: 1 = I do not have this competency; 2 = I have this competency to a limited degree; 3 = I am effective in this competency; 4 = I excel in this competency.

  1-Do not have 2-Limited 3-Effective 4-Excel
Verbal communication skills
Written communication skills
Educational programming
Working with diverse populations
Conflict resolution
Consensus building
Working in teams
Volunteer/staff relations