Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee


The mandate of the Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee is to facilitate and promote the professional conduct of all ISA members. The committee may make recommendations regarding the standards for professional conduct and periodically review the standards for professional conduct. The committee may also be called upon to adjudicate complaints of members under the ISA’s Code of Conduct.

ISA Code of Conduct

About the Committee

The Professional Rights and Responsibilities Committee is a permanent standing committee of ISA. Committee members are appointed by the ISA President and approved by the ISA Governing Council.

Membership and Terms

  • Five committee members serve two-year, staggered terms, and are drawn from the Governing Council membership (including at least one ISA Vice President-elect, and one ISA Vice President whose term has just ended)
  • The committee is chaired by one of the ISA Vice-Presidents during the term of his/her vice-presidency and one year beyond
  • Committee member terms officially begin with the start of the ISA Annual Convention meeting of the first year listed and end with the closing of the ISA Governing Council meeting of the final year listed
  • The ISA Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member

Committee Members

Audie Klotz | Chair
March 2019 - April 2020
Syracuse University

See Full Committee Membership

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