Audit Committee


Committee Roster

Mike Bieker, Arkansas, Chair (mbieker AT uark DOT edu)
Nadine Buckland, West Indies
Robbie Dircks, North Carolina
Darrin Pratt, Colorado 

Central Office Liaison
Kim Miller


General Objective:

  • Provide oversight to the conduct of the association’s annual financial audit.

Specific Charges to the Audit Committee:

  • Confirm the selection of an independent accounting firm to conduct the audit.
  • Meet (virtually) with principals of the accounting firm responsible for conducting the audit to review audit procedures, answer questions, and receive the audit report.
  • Review any disclosures contained in the audit report to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Review the final audit report, following up with the independent accounting firm as necessary.
  • Report annually to the board (at its meeting following conclusion of the audit) and the membership (at the annual business meeting) on the outcome of the audit.

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 and Projects

2017-2018 Final Report
2016–2017 Final Report