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Council Meetings

AAAS held a remote Council meeting on January 23, 2018. Agenda items discussed are listed below, and you may view the full video here. The next Council meeting will be an in-person meeting, and take place on Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the Hilton Austin Hotel, Salon B.

2018 Meetings of the AAAS Council

Meeting of the AAAS Council
January 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
Presiding: Susan Hockfield, AAAS President

1:00 p.m.      Opening Remarks (Susan Hockfield, AAAS President)

1:05 p.m.      Brief Review of Information Items (Susan Hockfield)

                        AAAS 2017 Financial Results and 2018 Operating Budget                                      

                        2017 Annual Reports of Board-Appointed Committees                                         

                        2017 Membership Trends Report                                                                              

                        Results of the 2017 Election of AAAS Officers                                                         

1:15 p.m.      Report on Force for Science (Rush Holt, AAAS CEO)

1:45 p.m.     Report on Science Family of Journals (Jeremy Berg, Editor-in-Chief, Science Family of Journals)

2:05 p.m.     Report from Office of Membership (Michael Savelli, Chief Information & Engagement Officer)

2:20 p.m.      Government Relations and R&D Budget Update (Joanne Carney, Director, Government Relations and Matt Hourihan, Director, R&D Budget & Policy Program)

2:45 p.m.      Questions and New Business

3:00 p.m.      Adjournment


Sunday, February 18, 2018

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST
Hilton Austin Hotel / Salon B
Austin, Texas

Presiding: Susan Hockfield, AAAS President


9:00 a.m.      Opening Remarks (Susan Hockfield, AAAS President)

9:05 a.m.      Approval of the Minutes of the February 19, 2017 Council Meeting                     Tab A                

9:10 a.m.      Chief Executive Officer’s Report (Rush Holt, AAAS CEO)

9:40 a.m.      Update on Statement on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility                            Tab B
                     (Melissa Anderson, Chair, Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility)  

9:50 a.m.      Report on 2017 Board Actions (Barbara Schaal, AAAS Board Chair)

10:00 a.m.    Report on the Committee on Sections (Susan Hockfield, Committee Chair)

10:05 a.m.    Items Presented by the Committee on Council Affairs (Margaret Hamburg, AAAS President-Elect and CCA Chair)

Approval on Name Change Request from Section E                                              Tab C
(Bruce Corliss, Section E Chair)                                                                                              

The Section on Geology and Geography seeks Council permission to
its name to the Section on Geosciences and Geography.
The CCA has 
heard this item and recommends approval.

Recommendations for Bylaw Changes from the Executive Office                                                                                                                                                          
Motion to amend Bylaws regarding 1) the requirement that Affiliates                   Tab D
appoint a section representative(s) as a condition of achieving and
maintaining affiliate status, and 2) that AAAS inquire of the Affiliate
every three years whether they wish to remain affiliated. The CCA has
heard this item and recommends approval.

Affiliation Requests:                                                                                               Tab E
It is the job of the Council to approve all affiliation requests. The CCA has 
heard this item and recommends approval on the below six requests.   
Background on affiliation criteria may be found in Tab E.                                    

1.    AcademyHealth                                                                                        Tab F

2.    Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS)                             Tab G

3.    International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)               Tab H

4.    National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)                                         Tab I

5.    Philosophy of Science Association (PSA)                                                Tab J

6.     International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS)                           Tab K

10:45 a.m.   Break

11:00 a.m.    Items Presented by the Committee on Council Affairs - continued

Subcommittee on Fellows’ Update                                                                                 Tab L
(Edward Aboufadel, Chair, Subcommittee on Fellows)                                         

Additional Items If items arise as a result of the February 17
Committee on Council Affairs hearing, a supplemental agenda
will be provided.

11:45 p.m.    New Business

12:30 p.m.     Adjournment