Admissions & Standards Committee

2017-2018

Committee Roster

Mark Simpson-Vos, North Carolina, Chair (mark UNDERSCORE simpson-vos AT unc DOT edu)
Patrick Alexander, Penn State
Walter Biggins, Georgia
Jennifer Crewe, Columbia
Dennis Lloyd, Wisconsin
Melissa Pitts, British Columbia

Central Office Liaison
Peter Berkery

Charge

General Objective:

  • Evaluate all applications from presses to become Association members in the various categories and recommend acceptance or rejection to the Board.

Specific Charges to the Admissions & Standards Committee:

  • Carry out the duties set forth in the By-laws and in the “Guidelines on Admissions.”
  • Review applications and advise candidate organizations promptly, with the goal of making a recommendation within 30 days of receiving material.
  • Support the Central Office in its efforts to identify and encourage suitable new membership candidates.
  • Assess and develop programs (welcome packets, mentoring, et cetera) to ensure that Introductory Members are progressing toward Regular or Affiliate membership.
  • As requested, review and provide feedback to the Central Office on the revised Regular membership application and the new Affiliate membership application.
  • Investigate any complaints regarding the failure of a member to adhere to the relevant standards of membership, and make appropriate recommendations for further action to the Central Office and the Board.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the AAUP Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 12, 2017, Thursday, March 1, 2018, and Thursday, May 24, 2018.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
  • Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase the diversity and inclusivity of our community.
  • Seek opportunities to support the goals of the Association’s 2016 membership restructuring by integrating into your committee activities the participation of colleagues from non-North American member presses.
  • Support the efforts of the Central Office staff to identify opportunities to leverage UP Commons (targeted launch: Fall 2017) to facilitate collaboration and communication among the members of your committee and the broader community it represents.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings; reports are due on Thursday, October 12, 2017, Thursday, March 1, 2018, and Thursday, May 24, 2018. Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports