The following standing committees are established: Finance Committee and Professional Materials Committee.

The appointment of membership to these committees is prescribed in the bylaws and the policy manual. Special committees are appointed as needed.

Professional Materials Committee

The Professional Materials Committee (PMC) is established by the NAEA Board and Chaired by the President-Elect. The Chair facilitates the activities of the committee and serves as a conduit to the Board. The PMC Co-Chair collaborates with NAEA staff to provide an orientation for the PMC Chair. All PMC members must be NAEA members in good standing. The PMC consists of 15-20 members, each serving a 4-year term. The Committee comprises members with different areas of expertise and interest, with representation from scholarly researchers of art/art history, museum educators, and all teaching levels, including higher education.

Committee members should have background interest in writing, publishing, or editing professional materials on art and art education topics. They should be able to express their opinions clearly and concisely in written critiques. Committee members should be thoroughly familiar with current terminology, trends, resources, and references in the field.

The PMC Co-Chair is responsible for the following:

  • Perform the duties of the PMC Chair during the latter’s absence.
  • Collaborate with NAEA staff to provide an orientation for the PMC Chair.
  • Collaborate with Chair and staff to develop meeting agendas and board reports.
  • After consulting with the Chair, contact reviewers for book proposals; give a deadline to review, collect reviews, discuss results with PMC, and report results to Chair and NAEA staff. The PMC Co-Chair will be elected by committee members for a 4-year term, which can be renewed. Qualified nominees must have previous experience serving on the PMC. The term will be staggered with that of the PMC Chair and will begin after the NAEA Convention annual meeting in an even-numbered year.

PMC members have the following responsibilities:

  • Generate agenda items and submit to Chair, Co-Chair, and NAEA staff.
  • Review holistically and provide feedback on the overall NAEA publications program.
  • Review professional materials and proposals for such print and non-print materials submitted for consideration for publication by NAEA and provide feedback for the NAEA Board and any co-publisher.
  • Work in consultation with Vice Presidents, and Division Directors, Commission Chairs, and Interest Group Leaders to identify specific needs for relevant or updated materials and to make sure publications are useful as applied to members’ professional needs.
  • In coordination with NAEA staff, develop, conduct, and analyze surveys to determine professional needs of the membership.
  • Ensure that the overall range and scope of the publications produced are diverse, balanced, and meet the needs of the membership.
  • As assigned, reviews book proposals, shares reviews with Co-Chair, and discusses results with PMC.
  • Publications are recommended for approval by the NAEA Board based upon member benefit and relevance to the field.

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee reviews the financial operations of the Association and reviews the budget presented by the Executive Director prior to submission to the Board for final review and approval. The Finance Committee is responsible for insuring that the Executive Director position is filled and provides oversight to the annual performance review and support for the Executive Director.

Special Committees

Special committees are appointed by the President, Chair of the Delegates Assembly, Regional Vice Presidents, and Division Directors to undertake special assignments. Special committees are appointed on an ad hoc basis and shall serve no longer than the term for which they are appointed.

Platform Working Group
The Platform Working Group includes the four Vice Presidents and Division Directors. One Vice President is selected to serve as Chair. The Platform Working Group manages the process for developing, vetting, and recommending Position Statements. This includes facilitating discussion at the Delegates Assembly that results in recommendations to the NAEA Board.

Additional information about the responsibilities of the Platform Working Group and the process for developing, adopting, and reviewing Position Statements is contained within the NAEA Platform and Position Statements section of the Policy Handbook.

Nominating Committee
In even number years, at least 6 months prior to an election, the NAEA President appoints a Board-approved nominating committee composed of one member from each Region, one member from each Division, two members of the Delegates Assembly, and one member-at-large who serves as Chair. The committee prepares a slate of two candidates for the office of President-Elect and two candidates for each Division Director-Elect position.

In odd numbered years, at least 6 months prior to the election of Regional Vice Presidents-Elect, the Regional Vice Presidents recommend a nominating committee composed of one representative from each Region. The NAEA Board ratifies the committee and designates the Chair. The committee prepares a slate of two candidates for each Vice President-Elect position. Candidates must have served in the Delegates Assembly.

Ad-Hoc Committees
Special, ad hoc committees are appointed as needed by the President, Chair of the Delegates Assembly, Regional Vice Presidents, and/or Division Directors to undertake special assignments within areas of responsibility.