Association Rules — 50. Council's Board And Committee Infrastructure
50-1. Board and Committee Chair's Relation to Council
50-1.1 The chair, or another duly appointed representative, of each standing APA board or committee, of each committee of Council, and of the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, may, if he or she is not a member of Council, have the right to speak on the floor of Council relative to the work of his or her board or committee and to make any motion relative to that work, but he or she shall not have the right to vote. The chief staff officer shall inform each chair, or his or her representative, through the assigned staff about the agenda for the meeting of Council and of that board's or committee's agenda item(s).
50-2. Equal Opportunity Representation
50-2.1 The APA is enhanced by the full and effective involvement of its members regardless of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability (visible or nonvisible), or sexual/affectional orientation. The APA shall promote diversity on all boards, committees, task forces, and other governance bodies at all levels of responsibility.
50-3. Ad Hoc Groups
50-3.1 The standing boards and committees and continuing committees may, in exceptional circumstances, appoint, for designated time periods, such ad hoc groups (e.g., task forces, work groups, ad hoc committees, subcommittees) as may be necessary.
If funding is already available for an ad hoc group, the Board of Directors shall be informed at its next meeting of the establishment of the group and provided with a description of the following: purpose; progress to date; membership roster (if available); duration of the group’s appointment; funding amount and source of funding. If new funding is needed for the ad hoc group, prior approval must be obtained from the Council of Representatives or Board of Directors as appropriate. The request for approval shall include a description of the following: purpose; membership roster (if available); duration of the group’s appointment; funding amount required and the source from which funding is requested. Requests for Council discretionary funds or for funds to be added to the budget require Council approval.
If the appointing body determines that an ad hoc group should continue beyond its initially designated term, the Board of Directors shall be informed at its next meeting and shall be advised of the group’s progress; the new designated time period; and the amount and source of funds. If funding is needed for the group’s continuance, prior approval must be obtained from the Council of Representatives or Board of Directors as appropriate.
The Council of Representatives shall receive a listing annually of all ad hoc groups as an integral part of the budget document.
50-4. Continuing Committees
50-4.1 In addition to the standing boards and committees authorized in the APA Bylaws, there shall be continuing committees of the Association which are selected by and report to Council through the board under which they are listed in the following rule. Unless otherwise stated in these rules, continuing committees that report directly to Council or through the Board of Directors are elected by Council.
50-5. List of Continuing Committees
50-5.1 The list below presents APA continuing committees and their reporting lines.
Reporting directly to Council
Structure and Function of Council
Reporting through the Board of Directors
International Relations in Psychology
Advancement of Professional Practice
American Psychological Association of Graduate Students
Commission for the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology
Agenda Planning Group
Early Career Psychologists
Reporting through the Membership Board
Reporting through the Publications and Communications Board
Council of Editors
Reporting through the Board of Educational Affairs
Commission on Accreditation
Education and Training Awards
Committee of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools
Committee of Psychology Teachers at Community Colleges
Reporting through the Board of Professional Affairs
Professional Practice and Standards
Reporting through the Board of Scientific Affairs
Animal Research and Ethics
Psychological Tests and Assessment
Reporting through the Board for the Advancement of Psychology in the Public Interest
Women in Psychology
Psychology in the Public Interest Awards
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Concerns
Disability Issues in Psychology
Children, Youth, and Families
Ethnic Minority Affairs
Reporting through the Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice
Committee on Rural Health