Business Systems Committee


Committee Roster

Dan Wackrow, Harvard, Chair (dan UNDERSCORE wackrow AT harvard DOT edu)
Duane Anderson, Abilene Christian
Nadine Buckland, West Indies
Davida Breier, Johns Hopkins
Robbie Dircks, North Carolina
Karla Garrett, Baylor
Joseph Guttman, Pennsylvania
Tom Helleberg, Washington
Tom Johnson, New England
Jean Kim, Stanford
Brent Oberlin, MIT
Duncan Pickett, Virginia
Ioan Suciu, Georgetown

Board Liaison
Donna Shear, Nebraska

Central Office Liaison
Tim Muench


General Objective: Develop and manage tools, programs, and resources to assist AAUP members in improving the financial management of their presses.

Specific Tasks:

  • Commission and implement the AAUP annual statistics survey; develop Guidelines to assist member presses in completing the survey. Consider revising how New in Paperback titles are treated in the survey. Begin planning for how statistics from Regular members outside of North America will be incorporated into the survey beginning in 2017. 
  • Commission and implement AAUP biennial compensation survey; expand the survey to include annual percentage salary increases. Consider expanding categories relating to demographic representation in survey questionnaire. Expand participation (especially among Group 1 presses) in this survey.
  • As requested, support the Central Office in the collection and/or analysis of Quarterly Sales and Returns Data.
  • Develop a timetable for updating the Business Handbook, and deliver revisions per plan.
  • Working with the Professional Development Committee and the Central Office, develop a live program on finances for non-financial managers to be presented at an appropriate forum during the 2017 Annual Meeting and recorded and edited for subsequent presentation as a webinar series.
  • Make a summary report on Committee activities to the AAUP Board in time for its November, March, and June meetings.
  • Review your General Objective and Specific Tasks, and recommend changes for next year to the Executive Director.

Committee Reports

2016–2017 Final Report
2015–2016 Final Report

2014–2015 Final Report
2013–2014 Final Report
2012–2013 Final Report

2011–2012 Final Report
2010–2011 Final Report
2009–2010 Final Report
2008–2009 Final Report
2007–2008 Final Report
2006–2007 Final Report
2005–2006 Final Report