Admissions & Standards


Committee Roster

Mary Dougherty, Massachusetts, Chair (mvd AT umpress DOT umass DOT edu)
Lisa Bayer, Georgia 
Allison Belan, Duke 
Anthony Cond, Liverpool
Dawn Durante, Texas 
Dennis Lloyd Wisconsin 

Central Office Liaison
Peter Berkery


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 Bylaws 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.
  • Review current new member welcome materials; suggest additions and improvements. 
  • 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. 
  • Investigate whether AUPresses should revise relevant governance documents (Bylaws, Membership Guidelines) to require applicants to acknowledge the Association’s core values and/or to require members to adopt a code of conduct; in your investigation, consider approaches taken by kindred organizations, as well as issues of process, enforceability, and sanction; report to the Board as soon as possible, but no later than in time for its March 2021 meeting.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings; reports are due on October 8, 2020, February 25, 2021, and May 20, 2021.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

nitâhkameyihtenân iyikohk ehispihteyihtakwak 

omasinahikanihkewak misiweskamihk ohci ôma misihatoskewin 

kasîhkimitocik kihcikiskinohamâkosiwin ekwa kiskeyihtamowin

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Cree