May 19 and 21, 2017 Executive Board Actions

  • Received 2016 Annual Reports of Committees, Sections, Interest Groups, and Journals
  • Approved the 990 tax form as reviewed an analyzed by the AAA Finance Committee.
  • Accepted the 2016 Audit
  • Designated the recipients of the 2017 Franz Boas Award for Exemplary Service to Anthropology; the 2017 AAA/Oxford University Press Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Anthropology; the 2017 Anthropology in Media Award,;and the 2017 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology
  • Approved the revised Strategic Implementation Plan
  • Established a quasi-endowment to fund the H Russel Bernard Graduate student paper prize given by the Society for Anthropological Sciences
  • Agreed to send an request for proposal for the 2024 Annual Meeting to New Orleans, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and Miami
  • Agreed to join as a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit challenging a DC law that discriminates against non-profits not located in DC in the assessment of hotel and sales taxes
  • Agreed to provide additional funds to expand the scope for the membership dues review
  • Approved a 6% increase in journal subscription prices
  • Approved changes to existing seat names on the Publication Futures Committee
  • Agreed to an allocation between Sections and AAA of the advance payment from the new Wiley contract that provides some payment to all
  • Agreed to refund to the Sections that publish a percentage of the current fund balance of the Strategic Publishing Fund
  • Agreed to open possibility for the terms of either the American Anthropologist or Open Anthropology be extended to another full term, but they are not exceed two terms
  • Agreed to extend the term for the current Open Anthropology editors for an additional term
  • Agreed to allocate funds for the creation of a historical summary of the eight programmatic committees that will expire in December 2017 whose areas will be represented going forth under the new Members Programmatic Advisory and Advocacy Committee
  • Agreed to add language to committee charges that requires them to provide comments or recommendations to the Executive Board as part of their regular reports to the Executive Board
  • Agreed to a level of funding for MPAAC members and Chairs for their meetings for two years. This will be reviewed in two years.
  • Reauthorized the Aging and Life Course and NGO and Non-Profit Interest Groups for three years.
  • Agreed to the request to change the name of the Melanesian Interest Group to the Pacific Interest Group
  • Agreed that Sections need to work with staff to ensure section meeting payment collection and meetings related communications are in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Cite as: “May 19 and 21, 2017 Executive Board Actions.” Anthropology News website, September 8, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.613

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