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2018 Annual Meeting, Nov 17-20

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2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Eastern International Region
(
CFP Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

Mid-Atlantic Region
(CFP Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018)

Midwestern Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 20, 2018)

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 26, 2018)

Southeastern Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018)

Southwest Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 15, 2018)

Western Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018)

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Regions Committee

Charge:  The Regions Committee promotes the work of the Academy's regional groups by recommending policies and good practices in administering regional groups; fostering communication between and among regional secretaries and other regional officers; and administering the regional development grants program.

Composition:  Ten regionally elected coordinators and the AAR Regions Director, who serves as committee chair.  The AAR Regions Director is a member of the AAR Board of Directors. Each Regionally Elected Coordinator (REC) serves as a member of their Regional Board of Directors. 

Term of Service:  AAR Regions Director serves a three-year, non-renewable term. Each Regionally Elected Coordinator serves a term of three years, with the possibility of re-election for one additional three-year term. All RECs must have current AAR membership.

Meetings Schedule:

  • Once in-person at the Annual Meeting in November.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Members of the Regions Committee may be expected to participate in the following:

Additional REC activities:

  • Spring Regional Meetings
  • Each Regional Coordinator should attend their region's meeting and be involved in the planning of the meeting. RECs are the only officials authorized by the AAR Executive Office to sign contracts with universities, hotels, and conference centers that provide facilities and other amenities for regional meetings.
  • After each regional meeting, the RECs should report any changes to their region's board to the AAR Executive Office.
  • Each REC serves a term of three years, with the possibility of re-election for one additional three-year term. All RECs must have current AAR membership.
  • RECs must submit a financial report and annual report to the AAR Executive Office at the end of each fiscal year.
  • RECs are expected to keep a formal record of the proceedings and activities of their region, including minutes of regional executive committee meetings, business meetings, and meetings at the AAR Annual Meeting. Copies of the region's records, including any reports, contracts, and meeting programs, should be sent annually to the AAR Executive Office.
  • Assist in speaking with members and handing out information at the Regions Booth during the Annual Meeting.

Timeline of Activities:

  • Financial reports and an annual report should be submitted to the AAR Executive Office by June 30 every year.
  • After each regional meeting, the RECs should report any chances to their region's board to the AAR Executive Office.

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Current Members:

Member Position Term Start Term End
James Bretzke 2014 2020
Brian Clearwater 2017 2020
Elizabeth Coody 2016 2019
Katherine Downey Chair 2018 2020
Verna Marina Ehret 2012 2018
Mari Kim 2016 2019
Nathaniel S. Murrell 2017 2020

Staff Liaison Job Title Phone Number
Matt Vieson

Regional Officers' Handbook

Regions Newsletters:

November 2016
October 2015
September 2014
February 2013
January 2012