Summary of bylaws changes approved by the Board, November 13, 2021:
• STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM:
o Lack of equity among the Program Committee, Educational Affairs Committee, and Professional Development Committee is inconsistent with the tripartite mission of the AAA: Research, Teaching, and Professional Development.
o The Board functions as the sole governing body for AAA, delegating certain responsibilities to committees and is responsible for their oversight. Direct election of Program Co-Chairs creates a potential conflict of interest.
o Make the Program Committee an ad hoc committee rather than a standing committee. This change will align the Program Committee with Educational Affairs and Professional Development Committees.
o Program Committee Co-Chair positions along with all other ad hoc committee chairs will be appointed by the Board rather than elected by the Membership. Program Co-Chairs will no longer be members of the Board of Directors.
o Increase the number of non-officer voting Board Members from eight (8) to 10 to maintain a total of 14 Board members, as required by our Articles of Incorporation.
Any change to the Bylaws regarding the rights and obligations of Members must be voted on by the membership.
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