Professional Development

2021-2022

Committee Roster

Lyndsey Claro, Princeton, Chair (lyndsey UNDERSCORE claro AT press DOT princeton DOT edu)
David Juarez, Notre Dame
Mary Lui, Toronto
Kathryn Marguy, Johns Hopkins
Megan Mendonca, Brandeis
Joe Rusko, Johns Hopkins
Nicole Solano, Rutgers
Bethany Wasik, Cornell
Christian Winting, Columbia

Board Liaison
Colleen Lanick, Harvard 

Central Office Liaison
Angelica DeVoe

Charge

General Objective: 

  • Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist Association members in improving their publishing expertise, developing their leadership skills, and enhancing their professional development.

Specific Charges:

  • Collaborating with other Committees as appropriate and working with the Central Office and President, plan and execute a series of professional development webinars and hangouts, including one focused on career strategies for non-acquisitions mid-career staff. Work with Central Office to secure funding to keep events accessible to members. 
  • Explore possible cooperative professional development programs with appropriately aligned organizations. 
  • Evaluate Residency Program applications; support efforts by the Central Office and the Board to identify additional sources of financial support for the program. 
  • As requested, assist the Annual Meeting Program Committee to develop and implement any professional development-related sessions and Collaboration Labs (if the format is available) for the 2022 Annual Meeting.
  • Administer the Virtual Mentoring Program.
  • Working with the Annual Meeting Program Committee organize a speed networking session at the 2022 Annual Meeting.

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
  • 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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