In August all APA members in good standing for 2012 will receive instructions for voting in the 2012 election from Vote-Now, the firm we have retained to conduct this election. Members for whom we have a valid e-mail address will receive their instructions via e-mail; all others will receive instructions via first-class mail. Regardless of the method of notification, all members will once again have the option to vote online or to use a paper ballot. The deadline for receipt of paper ballots will be the close of business on Friday, September 28, 2012. Online balloting will close at 3:00 a.m. Eastern time on Monday, October 1, 2012.
The online ballot will contain links to the biographical sketches and election statements of individual candidates. In addition, several documents relevant to the election are posted here:
The automated system for the 2012-2013 APA/AIA Placement Service is now open and accepting registrations by candidates, subscribers, and institutions. As was the case last year, registrants will need to create an account at placement.apaclassics.org and then purchase the service(s) they wish. Registrants who used the Service last year may (but are not required to) adopt the same username and password as before; however, they will still need to create a new account. Detailed instructions for registering for the service and then taking advantage of its features are available at the Placement web site.
Please note the following important changes in the service this year.
The APA is a member of Coalition on the Academic Workforce (CAW)—a coalition of organizations working to address deteriorating faculty working conditions and their effect on college and university students in the United States. CAW has released the results of a recent survey of contingent faculty members. Designed to address the lack of data on contingent academics and their working conditions, the survey received more than 10,000 responses from faculty members who were teaching part-time in fall 2010. These responses provide the basis for a detailed portrait of the work patterns, remuneration, and employment conditions for what is now the largest part of the academic workforce.
Do you know an outstanding classics teacher at the pre-collegiate level? Consider nominating him or her for the APA Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Pre-Collegiate Level.
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Members may have seen a petition posted to the website of L’Année philologique (anphil.org), expressing concern about funding for the German office of L’Année. Here is a brief account of the situation, of which the APA Board has been aware since January, and how we have decided to proceed.
Follow this link to submit an individual abstract for the 2013 Annual Meeting. The Program Committee will review these submissions on June 29-30, 2012. Please be sure that your membership is current (i.e., paid up for 2012) before beginning the submission process. If you are not sure whether you have paid your APA dues for the current year, ask the customer service staff at the Johns Hopkins University Press at email@example.com, 800-548-1784 (US and Canada only), or 410-516-6987 (all others).
Instructions for the submission of individual abstracts to the APA Program Committee for review at its meeting in June will be posted here by April 17. The deadline for submission of individual abstracts will be May 16, 2012, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.