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Call for nominations to TAA Council

TAA logoAs a member-driven organization, TAA relies on members’ willingness to get involved in governance and other activities of the association. The TAA Governance Committee announces a call for nominations for two open Council positions. All nominations must be received by March 8, 2018.

The term for Council positions is three years, with terms starting July 1, 2018. Council members are required to attend two meetings per year, one in January (usually in St. Petersburg, Florida, but subject to change) and one the day prior to the association’s annual conference, held traditionally in June. Most travel and lodging expenses related to attending these meetings is reimbursed. Any member of TAA is eligible to serve on the TAA Council.

The TAA Governance Committee reviews nominations for TAA Council positions, determines the final composition of the ballot, and oversees the election process. The TAA By-Laws charge the Governance Committee to develop the slate of nominees “to achieve, in its judgment, the optimal balance” that includes, “maintaining an overall balance and diversity of perspectives, bringing needed expertise and experience onto Council, and, encouraging member participation not only in governance but other activities of the TAA.”

Do you think your perspective on academic or textbook authoring could help TAA better fulfill its Vision and Mission statements shown below? If you are interested in nominating yourself or another TAA member for service on the TAA Council, submit nominations online.

TAA’s Vision is to lead the way as the premier resource for a thriving text and academic authoring community

TAA’s Mission is to support textbook and academic authors in the creation of top-quality educational and scholarly works that stimulate the love of learning and foster the pursuit of knowledge