Council Decisions, January 2002
Appointed Wm. Roger Louis to serve as chair of the planning committee for the National Center for Historical Studies.
Asked the Professional Division to recommend an AHA archives policy for Council consideration.
Authorized hiring temporary employees to begin processing the Association's papers for transfer to the Library of Congress.
Approved the 2002 appointive committee structure.
Accepted the German Historical Institute's application for affiliation with the AHA.
Approved an examination of affiliation criteria and reevaluation of relationship with the affiliated societies.
Approved revisions to the Statement on Standard's "Statement on Plagiarism" (click here to read the revisions).
Endorsed the guidelines developed by the American Association of History and Computing for evaluating digital media activities in tenure, review, and promotion.
Approved the Professional Division's "best practices" document on spousal/partner hiring (click here to read this document).
Expanded the eligibility criteria of the George Louis Beer Book Prize to include permanent residents of the United States.
Approved a commendation for Senator Robert Byrd (DW.Va.) for his role in establishing the "Teaching American History" program.
Approved AHA support for a proposal to change the name of the National Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History to the National Coalition for History and to establish the new coalition as a non-profit 501 (3) organization
Granted permanent committee status to the Task Force on Graduate Education (TFGE) and renamed it the Committee for Graduate Students (CGS).
Agreed to collaborate with the planning stages of the American Anthropological Association's initiative, Understanding Race and Human Variability.
Confirmed the Business Meeting's recommendation to reappoint three members of the Board of Trustees to 5year terms: D. Roger Liddell, chair, Ingalls & Snyder; R. Dyke Benjamin, Senior Vice President, Lazard Freres and Co.; and C. Evan Stewart, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, the Nikko Securities Co.
Accepted changes to the AHA's Pacific Coast Branch's constitution to expand its membership base to include AHA members living in the Pacific Rim, Western Canada, and Mexico.
Approved the convention director's proposed rotational pattern for the 2007 (Midwest) and 2008 (Washington, D.C.) annual meetings.
Established a subcommittee to review the current book prizes and their guidelines for establishing new prizes, tabling a discussion of new book prizes pending completion of the review.
Approved the revisions to the "Organization. Jurisdiction, and Operation of Association Divisions and Committees" document.
Accepted the nominations of three scholars to be selected as the 2002 honorary foreign members.
Modified the composition of the Joint Committee of the Honorary Foreign Member and Award for Scholarly Distinction Committee to include the three current presidents (president-elect, president, and immediate past president).
Charged the Research Division to consider substantial revisions to the Program Committee guidelines and policies.
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