TAA Council Officer Roles & Responsibilities


The President shall preside at meetings of the membership and shall perform the following duties along with such other duties as the Council may determine:

  • Chair the Council 
  • Appoint special committees 
  • Chair the Executive Committee 
  • Serve as an ex-officio, voting member of the Personnel Committee 
  • Serve as an ex-officio, voting member of the Finance Committee 
  • Receive reports from ‘whistleblowers’ and coordinate an investigation 
  • Receive complaints of ethical violations, sexual harassment, or other illegal/improper actions and coordinate an investigation 

Vice President/President-Elect

The Vice President/President-Elect shall exercise the duties of the President in the absence of the latter. The Vice President/President-Elect shall co-chair the Conference Committees (see Article VII, Section 7) and perform such other duties as the President or the Council shall determine. The Vice President/President-Elect shall succeed as President of TAA, subject to a confirmation vote by a majority of the Council, at the expiration of the President’s term of office. Should a confirmation vote fail, the Council shall move immediately to select a new President.


The Secretary shall oversee the proper recording of proceedings of the Corporation and shall ensure that accurate records are kept of all meetings.


The Treasurer shall oversee the Corporation funds and records, the establishment of proper accounting procedures for the handling of the Corporation funds and the performance of an annual or unscheduled review of the books as may be required by the Council.

From Bylaws of the Textbook & Academic Authors Association ARTICLE VI. DUTIES OF OFFICERS, as amended June 29, 2021.