NECTAR aims to create a network across all (research)schools, centres and institutes at ANU to facilitate the exchange of knowledge regarding ECA development and support, issues and opportunities. The contact people in the different areas are called NECTAR Advocates. The role is to:
- engage with ECAs and matters related to ECAs in their local area
- report back to NECTAR on a biannual basis on matters regarding ECA development and support, e.g. what are the issues affecting ECAs at the school and efforts by the school to support ECA development.
The Advocates role is a voluntary role. ECAs can put in an put in an expression of interest to join this team at any time. A commitment for at least 6 months is encouraged and School Representatives are expected to notify the NECTAR office if they would like to step down from the role.
Ideally the NECTAR Advocates hold relevant positions within the school, such as being the ECA representative on school committees, or are otherwise involved in relevant activities, but this is not essential. Being a NECTAR Custodian in addition to NECTAR Advocate is encouraged but not required.
If you are interested in becoming a NECTAR Advocate, please contact the NECTAR Office or submit your Expression of Interest here.