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AMS Administrative Handbook

Page 27 [Section II.C.3]: [Committees—cont.] Other Committees, cont.

    1. Development
    2. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

      Charge: Plan and carry out development initiatives, as authorized by the Board, for the Society; establish annual giving and campaign strategies.

      Guidelines: The Development Committee is a permanent AMS committee with responsibility for all aspects of the Society’s fund-raising, including annual giving and, from time to time, specific campaigns. As needed, the Development Committee may recommend the formation of a Campaign Committee, with overlapping membership. The Campaign Committee is in existence during the course of a campaign, and is intended to be a large committee, broadly representative of the membership. The chair of the Campaign Committee serves on the Development Committee and reports regularly to the Development Committee.

      Constitution: Rotation of members. President, Past President/President-elect, Treasurer, Executive Director (all ex officio); one Director-at-large; at least two other members from membership at large; other at-large members at the President’s discretion. The chair is selected by the President.

      Timetable: The Development Committee meets annually at the Annual Meeting and conducts other business by email or phone. The chair submits a report to the Board on an annual or semiannual basis.

      Other Concerns: During major capital campaigns authorized by the Board, the tasks of development and fund-raising will be assumed by a larger Campaign Committee. In non-campaign times, the Development Committee will not actively solicit of the full membership of the Society for contributions, but will limit such solicitations to passive programs, including notices in the Newsletter, the donations links at the Society’s web site, and the options given to members to contribute at the times of the payment of annual membership dues and Annual Meeting registration. Other solicitations will be limited to targeted groups related to projects authorized by the board, specifically those individuals identified to have a known interest in or relationship to the project goal.

      Travel reimbursement: Committee members will be reimbursed for (reasonable) travel expenses connected with fund-raising, but there will be an attempt to minimize the costs to the Society.

    3. Technology
    4. By-Law definition: [n. a.]

      Charge: Advocate within the field for the use of appropriate use of technologies in research, presentation, and teaching. Develop materials and lead sessions on effective and innovative uses of technology within musicology. Inform the Membership and Board of developments in technology affecting the core mission of the society.

      Guidelines: Evolving, based on periodic reviews and issues arising.

      Constitution: Chair and eight members, of which at least one but no more three of whom are student members. Members and chair are appointed by the Board of AMS and rotate in staggered, three-year terms.

      Timetable: While technology will remain a fundamental concern for musical scholarship for the foreseeable future, the Board will reevaluate the effectiveness and need for the Committee at six-year intervals, with the first evaluation taking place in 2018.

      Other Concerns: Aid the Committee on Communications in technical matters relating to effective dissemination of information and public promotion of musicology. Consult with the AMS-MLA Joint RISM Committee about technological issues relating to the use of musical sources.

      Travel reimbursement: [n. a.]