Investment

2020-2021

Committee Roster

Mike Bieker, Arkansas, Chair (mbieker AT uark DOT edu)
Nadine Buckland, West Indies            
Susan Doerr, Minnesota 
Adam Keller, Ohio State                     
Amy Schultz,  Northwestern              
Donna Shear, Nebraska
Traci Tritschler, Missouri                   
Dan Wackrow, Harvard          

Board Liaison
Jean Kim, Stanford

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 Group
  • Coordinate all research and survey activity through the Central Office.
  • 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 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.
  • Submit reports on Committee activities to the Association Board in time for its October, March, and June meetings. Interim reports are due on October 8, 2020, and February 25, 2021; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 20, 2021. (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.

Nous faisons avancer le rôle essentiel de la communauté internationale d’éditeurs dont la mission est de veiller à l’excellence académique et de cultiver le savoir.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in French