Annual Meeting Program Committee—San Francisco 2018


Committee Roster

Erich van Rijn, California, Chair (erich DOT vanrijn AT ucpress DOT edu)
Kathy Bail, New South Wales
Kim Bryant, North Carolina
Chris Cosner, Stanford
Jocelyn Dawson, Duke
Susan Donnelly, Harvard
Bridget Flannery-McCoy, Columbia
Dan Williams, TCU

Board Liaison
Nicole Mitchell, Washington

Central Office Liaison
Susan Patton


General Objective:

  • Organize the main program and procure speakers/panellists/moderators for the 2018 Annual Meeting.

Specific Charges to the Annual Meeting Promgram Committee—San Francisco 2018:

  • Schedule an formal, one-day meeting of the Committee in early fall to brainstorm topics and speakers for the sessions and divide responsibilities for various panels and plenaries.
    • To the maximum extent possible, draw on unique technology talent and resources located in the San Francisco Bay Area in creating programs for the meeting.
  • Continue to develop and support Collaboration Labs.
  • Within existing constraints (time, resources, contractual obligations to hotel), incorporate alternative session formats (e.g., unmeetings, vendor forums).
  • Attract individuals from beyond the AAUP community—both as speakers and attendees.
  • Establish a draft program schedule by October 2017. Request feedback and assistance from other Association committees. Provide outline of the program in an October report to the Board. Recruit program speakers by February 2018.
  • Submit a recommended allocation of the speakers’ budget to the Central Office by February 2018.
  • Develop speaker/facilitator guidelines to ensure expectations are clearly communicated and sessions are sufficiently interactive.
  • Provide copy for preliminary program by February 1, 2018, and a final printed program by May 1, 2018, or other dates provided by the Central Office.
  • Work with the Central Office to help market the Annual Meeting.
  • Work with the Central Office to attract sponsors for the Annual Meeting.
  • Include a preliminary program in your March report to the Board.

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

2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report
2014–2015 Final Report

2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report

View the programs and highlights from recent AAUP Annual Meetings:

AAUP 2017
AAUP 2016: Energize & Innovate
AAUP 2015: Connect, Collaborate
AAUP 2014: Open to Debate
AAUP 2013: Bridging Worlds
AAUP 2012: Igniting the Future
AAUP 2011: The Next Wave: Toward a Culture of Collaboration
AAUP 2010: Toward a Sustainable Future