Joel Cosseboom, Hawai’i, Co-Chair (cosseboo AT hawaii DOT edu)
Lisa Quinn, Wilfrid Laurier, Co-Chair (lquinn AT wlu DOT ca)
Nate Bauer, Alaska
Ellen Chodosh, New York
Joanna Conrad, Texas Tech
Micah Kleit, Rutgers
Elaine Maisner, North Carolina
Peter Mickulas, Rutgers
Barbara Pope, Johns Hopkins
Christie Henry, Princeton
Central Office Liaisons
Peter Berkery and Annette Windhorn
In recognition that advocacy had become increasingly central to all AUP committee work as well as the Board, the committee chairs in conjunction with the President and Board recommend that the most productive and useful contribution of this group is to capstone the committee’s work with a revision of the advocacy toolkit as its single task. This revision will look forward to the post-COVID era, mindful of the varied budgetary and priority shifts on the horizon for many host institutions.
The focus of the revised advocacy toolkit on UP Commons will shift from crisis management to proactive advocacy strategies and tactics, based on the directions outlined in the AUPresses strategic plan, emphasizing outreach to and ongoing communications with university administrators in preventative advance of, as well as in response to, moments of crisis.
Specific Charges to the Advocacy Committee:
- Submit to the board a draft of the updated toolkit for review at the fall meeting (October 2021).
- Based on that approval, complete the toolkit by December 2021.
- Recommend a maintenance approach for the toolkit.
Common Charges to All Committees of the Association:
- Include your board and staff liaisons in all committee communications and activities.
- Use UP Commons as your primary communications and collaboration tool.
- Encourage discussions on appropriate UP Commons groups.
- Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
- Seek opportunities to support the Association’s core value of diversity & inclusion by engaging in activities and developing programs that include participation from diverse members of the community and/or that aim to increase equity and inclusivity in 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 Annual Meeting Program Committee as requested, and include in your final report to the board any suggestions for future programming your committee identifies over the course of the year.
- Seek opportunities when conducting activities and events to recruit new members to serve on your committee in future years, being sure to emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in your efforts; include in your final report to the board discussion of your recruiting efforts; share with the Executive Director the names of potential future committee members.
- Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 4, 2021, and February 28, 2022; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 20, 2022. (For convenience, please reproduce your Charge & Tasks at the beginning of all reports, and list the names and institutional affiliations of all committee members.)
- Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks at the end of the service year, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.