ADEA Section and SIG Operations

ADEA members can join a Section or Special Interest Group (SIG) by:

  • Logging into the website, selecting "Manage My Account."
  • On the following page, selecting "Specify Your Communications Preferences."
  • Then, checking the box next to any of Sections or SIGs listed.

Once you have joined a Section or SIG, you are automatically opted in to the respective Listserv for the group. You will remain on the Listserv until you have opted out or your ADEA membership expires.  

Learn more about ADEA's Listserv lists

Download the ADEA COS Annual Report Template.PDF  

Annual reports give the details of the Section or SIG’s activities and projects during the previous year and its plans for the next year and allow the Section or SIG to provide feedback to the ADEA COS Administrative Board. 

The report must be submitted by July 1. Section councilors or SIG chairs are responsible for posting the annual report and meeting minutes to their respective Listservs.

The Administrative Board uses the annual report for its annual evaluation of each Section and SIG, as well as for the selection process for the ADEA Council of Sections Thomas F. Nowlin Award for Best Performance by a Section. 

Each year, the activities and communications of the Sections and SIGs are assessed by the ADEA COS Administrative Board to confirm their continuity, vitality, improvement and collaboration, and to encourage the alignment of their work with ADEA’s strategic directions. 

This assessment begins following the submission of each Section and SIG’s annual report; the period of evaluation is from Annual Session to Annual Session.