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Executive Committee and Council Decisions

Council Decisions, 12 March 2015

1) The Council approved the 2015 Budget.
2) The Council approved the updated Administrative Handbook.
3) The Council approved the slate of nominees presented by the Committee on Committees and the Editor of Speculum.
4) The Council approved the contract with the University of Chicago Press to serve as publisher of Speculum from 2016 - 2020.
5) The Council determined that the Chairs of the Brown and Haskins Committees should vet the pool of submissions in advance of the other members of the Committees.
6) The Council approved a motion to revise the procedures for selecting a CARA Chair; the Chair will now be chosen by the Committee on Committees in consultation with the outgoing Chair, with the final nomination put to a vote by CARA Representatives in attendance at the CARA Meeting.

Executive Committee Decisions, 9 April 2014

1) The Committee approved the staffing proposal submitted by the Editor of Speculum.
2) The Committee approved the creation of a Leeds Program Committee.
3) The Committee approved the MART Editorial Board's decision to dissolve the Board and close the series.

Council Decisions, 10 April 2014


1) The Council approved the 2014 Budget.
2) The Council approved the updated Administrative Handbook.
3) The Council approved the slate of nominees presented by the Committee on Committees
4) The Council approved the proposal by the University of Toronto to host the 2017 Annual Meeting.
5) The Council approved the staffing proposal submitted by the Editor of Speculum.
6) The Council approved the 2016 implementation of the Graduate Student Grant for Innovation and Community-Building.
7) The Council approved the 2015 implementation of the MAA/CARA Summer Language Stipend Program.
8) The Council approved the distribution of the MAA Statement on Online Dissertation Embargoes.
9) The Council approved the creation of a Leeds Program Committee.
10) The Council approved the MART Editorial Board's decision to dissolve the Board and close the series.




Executive Committee Decisions, February 14, 2014

The following actions were taken at the 14 February 2014 virtual meeting
of the Executive Committee of the Medieval Academy of America, pending
approval by the Council in April:

1) The Executive Committee accepted the proposal submitted by the
University of Toronto to host the 2017 Medieval Academy Annual Meeting.

2) Changes in the entries in the Administrative Handbook were agreed to
reflect new policies voted at the November Executive Committee meeting.

.3) A revised Medieval Academy/CARA Summer Scholarship program was
adopted and will be implemented beginning in 2015.

4) The 2014 budget, revised, was approved.

5) The Executive Committee agreed to raise the honoraria paid to its
plenary speakers at the MAA Annual Meeting, the Kalamazoo Congress and
the Leeds Congress from $500 to $750.

6) It was agreed that the Publications Advisory Board should be
comprised of four members (not five) serving in rotating four-year
terms, with the senior member serving as Chair.

7) Wording of a statement on open access to digital publication of
dissertations was accepted.
 

Executive Committee Decisions, November 16, 2013

1) The Executive Committee agreed to change the term of the Delegate to the American Council of Learned Societies from five years to four.

2) The Executive Committee agreed to expand the eligibility for the Medieval Academy Travel Grants to include "Academy members who hold doctorates but are not in full-time faculty positions, or are adjuncts without access to institutional funding."

3) The Executive Committee agreed to accept the Graduate Student Committee proposal for a new funding initiative, "The GSC Grant for Innovation in Community Building and Professionalization," with the first round of applications to be submitted in 2015 for implementation in 2016. This initiative would replace automatic funding of the Vagantes conference as of 2016.

4) The Executive Committee approved the 2014 budget of the Medieval Academy of America pending approval by the Council at its April 2014 meeting.

5) The Executive Committee agreed to the following change to the reimbursement policy for travel to Academy meetings: the Medieval Academy will reimburse Officers, Councillors and others (as described in the Administrative Handbook) for transportation, ground transportation, and a $25 per diem (for up to two days). The Academy will pay for at least one night at the host hotel but will provide reimbursement for a second night if the traveller's itinerary necessitates a second night's stay.

6) The Executive Committee agreed to a one-year extension of the Speculum contract with Cambridge University Press.

Executive Committee Decision, September 18, 2013

1) The Executive Committee agreed to pursue hosting a plenary speaker and/or a reception at the International Medieval Congress at Leeds in the future.

2) The Executive Committee decided to create a sub-committee of the Digital Initiatives Advisory Board charged with creating and implementing the proposed Taxonomy of Digital Medieval Resources.

3) The Executive Committee endorsed the application of the Digital Latin Library for support from the Mellon Foundation.

4) The Executive Committee decided to make available to the Digital Latin Library the HTML files of Latin editions owned by the Academy.

5) The Executive Committee asked James Ginther, chair of the Digital Initiatives Advisory Board, to continue as liaison between the Digital Latin Library and the Academy.

6) The Executive Committee decided to pass on to the Council a request that the Academy join in petitioning the emergency manager of the City of Detroit to avoid the liquidation of art belonging to the Detroit Institute of the Arts.


Council decisions

April 3-4, 2013

1) The Council approved the adoption of the Medieval Academy’s Investment, Confidentiality, and Advocacy Policies.

2) The Council approved the Medieval Academy’s 2013 budget.

3) The Council approved the Graduate Student Committee’s 2013 budget.

4) The Council approved the formation of an Action Planning Committee to undertake "consultation on policies and actions for the following three to five years” and to "produce a set of attainable goals.”

5) The Council approved the publication of Executive Committee and Council decisions on the Medieval Academy’s website.

6) The Council approved changing the eligibility language for the John Nicholas Brown Prize from "first book” to "first book or monograph.”

7) The Council approved the slate of nominees presented by the Committee on Committees.

8) The Council endorsed the auditors chosen to conduct the 2012 audit of the Medieval Academy.

 

11/17/2012

1. The Executive Committee strongly endorses the CARA proposal to combine their annual meeting with the MAA Annual Meeting.

2. The Executive Committee instructs Committee on Professional Development to reevaluate the summer scholarship program based on information that would be gathered by the Executive Director on the number of CARA Summer Programs.

3. The Executive Committee accepted the general principle of a confidentiality policy — pending revision of the document presented and additions required according to appropriate laws — for final wording to be approved at the January meeting.

4. The Executive Committee agreed to publish its resolutions on the blog and under the governance tab on the MAA website in a timely manner.

5. The Executive Committee approved the proposed 2013 budget.

6. The Executive Committee agreed to incorporate the Graduate Student Handbook into the Administrative Handbook.

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