Description and Procedures

The Board of Directors may appoint a Task Force or Study Group to address an emerging issue that merits close attention. A Task Force or Study Group is appointed for a defined period of time to (a) address an emerging issue and to (b) prepare a report for the Board of Directors for its consideration.

Appointment of Task Forces and Study Groups – After identifying an issue that merits attention, the Board of Directors identifies a person to serve as Chair and the Chair is appointed by the President. The Board of Directors may suggest persons to serve as members of the Task Force or Study Group, and the President shares these names with the Chair. The President and Chair nominate members of the Society, as well as other persons if desired, for membership. The final slate is forwarded by the President to the Board of Directors for its consideration, concurrence, and approval. The President is ex officio a member of all Task Forces and Study Groups.

The Work of the Task Force or Study Group – The Task Force or Study Group considers the topic identified. The Task Force or Study Group meets at appropriate times either in person or by electronic means.  The purposes of the meetings are to (1) discuss the issue and (2) share ideas concerning how The College Music Society can help meet the issue identified.

Written Reports – To assist the Board of Directors in considering the issue and its potential impact on the music community, the Task Force or Study Group prepares a written report that is considered at a meeting of the Board of Directors.

Carrying Forward the Findings of the Task Force or Study Group – Based on the report received by the Board of Directors, there may be tasks, projects, or continuing concerns that merit consideration. The Board of Directors will make a determination as to whether further action is appropriate, and whether the report will be disseminated.