Agenda for the 2016 Delegate Assembly Meeting

At the upcoming Delegate Assembly meeting, which will take place at the 2016 MLA Annual Convention in Austin and begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 January (session 571), delegates will consider regular staff and committee reports on association activities; special reports or requests from the Executive Council, the Committee on Amendments to the Constitution, and the Elections Committee; a recommendation from the Executive Council for a change in the dues structure; and proposed constitutional amendments. Also on the assembly’s agenda is an hour-long open discussion of the following topic: The Tenured and the Precariat. 

Since the 1 October deadline for submitting motions and regular resolutions has passed, only emergency resolutions may be added to the assembly’s agenda. Members may submit emergency resolutions to the chair of the Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee up to twenty-four hours before the start of the assembly meeting. The last opportunity for submitting an emergency resolution comes at the Open Hearing on Resolutions at the convention (session 313). Please see the second section in Checklists for Submitting Resolutions for information on submission requirements.