Article IV §13 of the MGSA Constitution states that the Executive Board “shall have the power to create any standing or ad hoc committees . . . [and] shall appoint the personnel thereof from among the membership of the association.”
All standing committees are expected to submit written reports of their deliberations to the board.
Here are mandates for the current standing committees:
Chair: Susan Sutton
Monitors the association’s institutional structure and operations. In doing this, it considers ways to make the association more effective in carrying out its mission. It
Oversees the MGSA's endowment funds and, in particular, applies and oversees a long established formula for the procedural withdrawals of funds.
Its members are Peter Bien, Thomas Gallant, Van Coufoudakis, Peter Allen, and the MGSA Treasurer, Kostis Kourelis.
Chair: Kostis Kourelis
Explores ways to improve the association's finances by identifying fund-raising opportunities. In recommending strategies for exploiting such opportunities, it may
It also evaluates current programs and considers possible expansion or contraction while its concerns include
Comprised of four members of the Association, one of whom is the Treasurer of the MGSA. The FAC must elect from its membership a Chief Investment Officer charged with chairing the Financial Advisory Committee, convening a minimum of two meetings per year, and communicating the minutes of those meetings, including recommendations, to the Executive Board. The FAC serves at the pleasure of the Executive Board, which can dissolve the FAC and convene a new one if it deems it necessary to do so.
In consultation with the Executive Director and Treasurer of the Association, the Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) shall oversee the Association’s finances regarding investment strategy and asset allocation to promote the long-term growth of principal as well as income generation for the Association’s annual operating budget. In so doing, it shall take the following specific actions:
Recommendations made by the FAC to the Executive Board of the MGSA shall be approved by the Executive Board before coming into effect. Approved recommendations shall be implemented by the Executive Director of the MGSA, working in consultation with the Treasurer.
Chair: Sakis Gekas
Provides MGSA members with electronic resources and aids them in utilizing those resources. It concerns itself with the web site, list-serve, information delivery, and the membership data base. It also provides a forum for electronic exchange for librarians in charge of Modern Greek collections.
Chair: Tassos Anastassiadis
Concerns itself with the quality, usefulness, and appeal of the association's publications. It may offer recommendations to the board concerning JMGS, the Bulletin, various bibliographies, etc. However, editorial responsibility for JMGS rests entirely with the journal's editors and editorial committee.
Chair: Anthony Oddo
The Committee on Transnationalism has the following goals and responsibilities both short and long term:
Chair: Karen Emmerich
Explores ways to make the association more sensitive to the needs of graduate students and provides them with support and encouragement. To facilitate this mission, it keeps a list of current graduate students and of dissertations in process; gathers and disseminates information regarding job opportunities perhaps arranges mini-conferences for graduate students; fosters the maximum exposure of graduate students at the MGSA biennial symposia; organizes a social event for graduate students at the biennial symposia.
In addition, it constitutes a Dissertation Prize Committee sub-committee and develops rules for how this sub-committee shall operate in holding a competition for a dissertation prize. Ideally, the winner should be announced at each of the biennial symposia.
Chair: Artemis Leontis
Explores ways to support and enhance the development of undergraduate programs in Modern Greek. It does this by examining and recommending teaching methods and resources, including electronic resources, enhancing cooperation among the various programs, disseminating information about research resources, including those on the web.
Chair: Katerina Lagos
Explores ways to expand the association's membership. It does this by furnishing the executive director with lists of individuals (plus their addresses) who should be invited to become members, recommending ways to publicize the association's activities, and working with the local arrangements committee for each of our biennial symposia.
Chair: Artemis Leontis
Established by the Executive Board at the third to last meeting of its term. The composition and duties of this committee are specified in Article IV §6 of the MGSA Constitution. The committee works in cooperation with the Administration Committee; ideally, there will be some overlap in membership between the Administration Committee and the Nominations Committee.