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Help us refine our bylaws!

This AAACommons hive was posted to support discussions prior to and during the AAA Annual Meeting, and for the follow-up comment period until September, 15, 2010.  Click here to return to the Fall 2010 Governance Review Task Force discussion space.

Many of you might be surprised to know that the American Accounting Association Bylaws have not changed significantly in nearly thirty years (when the council was created in 1981). Over that time period, the association and its environment have changed, creating a need for both more effective and efficient participation in governance from members and for more flexibility in the governance structure. Our AAA Bylaws are not synchronized with the current realities faced by the Association. In connection with the recent strategic planning process, over one year ago the AAA Executive Committee decided to initiate a bylaws revision process by establishing a Governance Review Task Force. For information about the Task Force and the process to date, you can click the links under "Supporting Documents" for the committee charge, timeline, and current and proposed governance organizational structures.

The major bylaws changes being proposed are related to the composition and duties of both the Executive Committee, the Council, and to a lesser extent, the AAA standing committees. We are interested in your input regarding these changes.

We hope you will provide us your feedback (below) by adding to the overall discussions and/or by commenting on any individual section of our bylaws document.

General Discussion about the Overall Changes

Discussion on each section of our bylaws