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Ad hoc Advisory Committee on Gender-Neutral Language in Governance Documents (AHGNL)

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ChargeTo evaluate all of AAPM’s governance documents and recommend changes in wording to replace gendered pronoun usage with gender-neutral language where appropriate.  In particular, the committee should do the following:
  • Review Articles of Association, Bylaws, Rules, and Policies to identify areas where inappropriate gendered language is used.
  • Recommend alternative language for these documents that will be gender neutral, where appropriate.
  • Complete its work in sufficient time to provide a set of revised language that can be taken to the Board for consideration at the November 2021 Board meeting.
The committee is encouraged to consider whether to use specific gender-neutral pronouns (“they”, “xe”, etc) or to rewrite the sentences to avoid the use of pronouns altogether.  The latter approach may be the more robust change in view of the fluid evolution of pronoun usage, but the decision on best approach is left to the judgment of the committee.
After the revised language has been approved by the Board, the committee will sunset.
By-Laws:Not Referenced.Rules: Not Referenced.
Approved Date(s):10/4/2021
Committee Keywords: No Keywords Entered

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Julianne Pollard-Larkin
Committee Chair

2022 Roster

(dates shown below are start and end dates of position.)

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VOTING AppointmentsThere are 4 voting members.

up-to-dateJohn P. Gibbons Jr., PhD

10/5/2021 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateKristi R. Hendrickson, PhD

10/5/2021 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateJennifer Lynn Johnson, PhD

10/5/2021 - 12/31/2022 Member

up-to-dateJulianne M. Pollard-Larkin, PhD

10/5/2021 - 12/31/2022 Committee Chair
NON-VOTING AppointmentsThere are 0 non-voting members and guests.
HQ Team Appointed to CommitteeThere are 0 staff.

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