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Task Force Gets to Work Reviewing APS Committees

January 12, 2023

The American Physical Society has long relied on standing committees to provide expert advice to APS leadership on a range of topics relevant to the physics community. Currently, 26 committees — composed of APS members — advise the Society’s Board and Council on diverse areas, from ethics to education, public affairs to honors policies. Over time, the number of committees and the scope of their work has grown.

Recently, the APS Board of Directors established a task force, chaired by Peter Schiffer, to assess these committees and recommend improvements. The task force will review the committees’ structures and operations, member selection processes, and experiences of committee members and the staff who support them. The task force will work over the next 18 months and report to the Board and Council.

Now, APS needs your feedback. Have you served on or interacted with an APS committee? What was your experience like, and what would you improve? To share feedback, visit the Task Force to Review APS Committees Feedback Form.

Questions? Contact Jeanette Russo, APS Corporate Secretary, at governance@aps.org.