Chair: David Man, email: email@example.com
History & Purpose
The Governance Committee was created at the 2007 Strategic Planning Meeting in Reno to work on tasks related to the operation of SALIS as an organization. Areas of focus have included updating the SALIS bylaws and reviewing the SALIS Home manual. This committee is distinct from the (elected) Executive Board, which has overall decision-making authority regarding SALIS policy and activities. However, the Governance Committee may provide advice to the Board, drawing on the long-time, active affiliation in SALIS of Governance Committee members.
Projects & Activities
As directed by the Board during the 2007 Reno meeting, the Governance Committee reviewed, restructured, re-wrote, and submitted a revised version of the bylaws for vote by the membership. This bylaws update was approved in July 2008. (Add Link)
In 2008, the Governance Committee began to review the SALIS Home Manual to assist SALIS Home in updating policies and procedures outlined in the Manual. This project was eventually tabled, though it did raise awareness that some SIGs and Committees had languished or required attention and revitalization. Working with the Executive Board and SIG and Committee chairs, the Governance Committee obtained clear descriptions of the purpose and activities of each SIG and Committee.
- Update the Bylaws and revisit the SALIS mission statement and if revised, bring to vote by the membership.
- SALIS Home Manual – continue collection and updating of various elements including: Conference organizing notes and helpful paperwork