AAUP Residency Program
The Residency Program is designed to give staff at AAUP member presses the opportunity to refine or learn new skills and procedures from colleagues who are strong in a particular area or have developed innovative programs. Offering an intensive, hands-on residency at another member press of up to one week (although shorter visits are allowed), the program seeks to foster a professional exchange that will contribute intellectual stimulation and problem-solving ideas to both the host and the home press. Any person who has a full time appointment at an AAUP member press and at least two years of university press experience may apply.
This program was generously funded by the Mrs. Giles F. Whiting Foundation from 1997-2013. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will continue to fund the program through 2016.
The program funds transportation and room/board costs for the participants. Each participant's home press is expected to provide salaried time off for the staff member. The host press should incur no direct costs. Visits to more than one press in the same geographical area are also an option.
2016 Residency Program
The AAUP Residency Program, currently funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, is designed to give staff at member presses the opportunity to refine or learn new skills through an intensive, hands-on residency at another member press of up to one week.
The following applicants have been selected to participate in the 2016 program:
Joel Coggins, Design and Production Editor, University of Pittsburgh Press
Jason Colman, Director of Publishing Services, University of Michigan Press
Liz Hamilton, Intellectual Property Specialist, Northwestern University Press
Kathryn Marguy, Publicist, Social Media Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University Press
Peter Midgely, Senior Editor (Acquisitions), University of Alberta Press
LaTisha Roberts, Warehouse Manager, Texas Tech University Press
Dan Ruccia, Marketing Designer and Advertising Coordinator, Duke University Press
Samantha Zaboski, Rights and Permissions Manager, University Press of Florida
For the 2015 cycle of residencies, nine individuals were awarded grants to travel to another press and develop their skills and knowledge. Not all residents need to travel far to get new perspectives—2015 Resident Bridget Martin just went across town. Read her full report here.