Investment

2021-2022

Committee Roster

Dan Wackrow, Harvard, Chair (dan UNDERSCORE wackrow AT harvard DOT edu)
Mike Bieker, Arkansas          
Susan Doerr, Minnesota 
Brent Oberlin, MIT               
Donna Shear, Nebraska
Tracy Tritschler, Missouri                   

Board Liaison
Amy Schultz, Northwestern 

Central Office Liaisons
Kim Miller

Charge

General Objective:

  • Provide oversight to the investment of the Association’s quasi-endowment fund.

Specific Charges to the Investment Committee:

  • Review, and as necessary, update the fund’s Investment Policy; ensure investment selections remain consistent with policy.
  • Monitor investments for adherence to the allocation guidelines in the Investment Policy; rebalance the portfolio as necessary. 
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the allocation of fund principal between a prudent reserve and funding for strategic initiatives.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the use(s) of fund income.

Common Charges to All Committees of the Corporation:

  • 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.

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