Editorial, Design, & Production Committee


Committee Roster

Michele Quinn, Alabama, Co-Chair (mquinn AT uapress DOT ua DOT edu)
Janet Rossi, MIT, Co-Chair (janett AT mit DOT edu)
Angela Anderson, Marine Corps
Melissa Bugbee Buchanan, Georgia
Kathryn Owens, Georgetown
Jillian Downey, Michigan
Dariel Mayer, Vanderbilt
Lisa Tremaine, New Mexico

Board Liaison
Lisa Bayer, Georgia

Central Office Liaison
Susan Patton


General Objective:

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist Association members in improving the operations of the editorial, design, and production departments of their presses.

Specific Charges to the Editorial, Design, & Production:

  • Working with the Central Office, plan a half- or full-day pre-meeting workshop for the 2018 Annual Meeting, with a program designed to assist attendees in improving the operations of the editorial, design, and production departments of their presses.
  • Continue to help educate the AAUP membership about the impact of digital workflow on editorial, design, and production departments.
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement any editorial, design, and production-related sessions for the 2018 Annual Meeting, including new Collaboration Labs.
  • Include in your May final report to the Board suggestions for concurrent meeting topics to be referred to the Detroit 2019 Annual Meeting Program Committee.
  • Review, and as necessary revise, the Best Practices for Digital Workflow.

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

Prior to 2017, the Committee was named "Design & Production."

2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report

2011–2012 Final Report

2010–2011 Final Report