Nominating Committee


Committee Roster

Meredith Babb, Florida, Chair (mb AT upress DOT ufl DOT edu)
Doug Armato, Minnesota
Lisa Bayer, Georgia
Gillian Berchowitz, Ohio
Greg Britton, Johns Hopkins
Ellen Chodosh, NYU
John Donatich, Yale
Alan Harvey, Stanford
Stephanie Williams, Kentucky

Central Office Liaison
Susan Patton


General Objective: 

  • Submit nominations to the AAUP Board (usually by March) for candidates to fill vacancies for five positions: a president-elect; a treasurer-elect; and two members at large on the 2018–19 Board of Directors. The nomination report should be submitted by Thursday, March 1, 2018 in time for the Board's March meeting, and should include a brief biography and statement of interest from each nominee.

In proposing these nominations please keep in mind the following considerations:

  • The need to solicit names of candidates from the membership
  • The demonstrated interest, contributions to the AAUP, and recognized competence of potential candidates
  • Candidates should represent the heterogeneity of the AAUP membership (role at their press, press size, institutional affiliation, and geography) and reflect the goals of the 2016 membership restructuring
  • The Association’s commitment to increased diversity and inclusion should be prioritized
  • The President must have served previously on the AAUP Board of Directors

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