Professional Development


Committee Roster

Nicole Solano, Rutgers, Co-Chair (nicole DOT solano AT rutgers DOT edu)
Bethany Wasik, Cornell, Co-Chair (bethany DOT wasik AT cornell DOT edu)
Rebecca Carhart, IVP Academic
Kim Hogeland, Oregon State
David Juarez, Notre Dame
Alodie Larson, Oxford
Mary Lui, Toronto
Megan Mendonca, Princeton
Christian Winting, Columbia

Board Liaison
Jane Bunker, Cornell

Central Office Liaison
Alexis Fagan


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:

  1. Improve publishing expertise of AUPresses members by supporting 3-5 virtual events organized by domain-specific Committees.
  2. Help develop leadership skills of AUPresses members through a planned webinar on how to be a mentor and other opportunities to be a leader in whatever your role at a press.
  3. Enhance peer-to-peer professional development of AUPresses members by providing the virtual mentoring program, virtual networking at AUP 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 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 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 27, 2022, and March 20, 2023; final reports that recap all committee activities for the year and are shared with the membership are due May 25, 2023. (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.

ننهض بالدور الأساسي للمجتمع العالمي من دور النشر التي تتمثّل مهمتها في ضمان التفوّق الأكاديمي وتنمية المعرفة.

— AUPresses Mission Statement in Arabic