Organization & Club Memberships Policy: Summary of changes
The existing one-paragraph Club Membership policy dated to 1993 and stipulated that an individual's organizational dues could be charged to a university account only if the President stipulated approval in advance. The organizations offered as examples included social and athletic clubs.
Members of the BPTF felt the club membership policy should be expanded to include involvement in other kinds of organizations. For example, the university is an institutional member of organizations like the Association of American Universities), while individual membership in professional or learned societies can relate directly to the advancement of a faculty member's scholarship.
The following list highlights significant changes from the original policy:
- The title was expanded to include other forms of memberships.
- The policy clarifies what circumstances justify university membership in select organizations, and also stipulates those types of organizations the university cannot or will not join.
- The policy encourages securing university rather than individual membership when possible, as multiple individuals can participate through the former approach.
- The policy details those individuals who may approve different types of organizational and individual memberships paid through university funds.