Affiliates Policy

Policy for Adding or Dropping Members

Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium (MASGC) requires an institution wishing to become a member to contact the MASGC management for informal discussions and a meeting. This is followed up with a letter from the provost or leading official of the institution with reasons for joining the Consortium and identification of the institution’s representative to the Consortium. These generally are:

  • Professors in space related education or research for colleges and universities
  • Senior officials engaged in education or outreach at other institutions

(See duties of representatives below).
The request to join is approved by MASGC management and by the existing members, following which the institution is sent an official letter of admission.

If an institution wishes to terminate its relations with MASGC, it should send a letter from the representative and the provost or leading official of the institution explaining the reason for leaving the consortium. This has not happened in the MASGC’s 15-year history, although representatives from member institutions have changed on occasion.

Duties of Member Representatives

ALL members must attend at least one of the Consortium’s bi-annual meetings in person or by telephone call-in, or, delegate a colleague to do so in their stead. This is necessary so that consortium members continue to provide input and participate in Space Grant activities.

Academic members
Representatives must be willing to:

  1. Advertise Space Grant/NASA programs to students at their institutions
  2. Recruit students for Space Grant/NASA programs mindful of the National Space Grant criteria
  3. Mentor and select students for the avove programs

Outreach and Pre-College Members
Representatives must be willing to:

  1. Advertise Space Grant/NASA programs to the public and pre-college population
  2. Recruit pre-college teachers and students for Space Grant/NASA programs mindful of the National Space Grant criteria
  3. Mentor and select teachers and students for the above programs


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