TAA's chapter program provides colleges and universities an efficient and cost effective way to extend their faculty development programs by offering TAA's extensive membership benefits. Developed to help create a sense of community for textbook and academic authors, the chapter program provides an opportunity for authors to connect with their peers, find collaborators, and encourage the use of accountability partners. Research has proven that participation in a writing group can help faculty authors increase writing productivity and become more successful authors!
Chapters benefit from a reduced annual dues rate of $25 for faculty members and $15 for graduate students. Institutional chapters can also benefit from an annual dues cap. Contact Maureen.Foerster@taaonline.net for more information on the dues structure.
Chapters can apply for an annual grant ranging from $250 to $500, depending on the chapter size. Grants can be used to purchase support materials, fund the cost of meetings, or for a variety of other uses that benefit the chapter members. Chapter Grant Form
Complimentary TAA Conference Registration
The chapter chair and/or a designated chapter representative receive(s) a complimentary TAA conference registration.
Mini Resource Library
Chapters receive a selection of books on academic writing to share among chapter members. New books are added each semester.
Member receive all of the Benefits of TAA membership
How to Form a Chapter
- Publication Grants
- Textbook Contract Review Grants
- Free Webinar and audio conference program
- TAA Newsletter with industry news and writing and publishing how-to articles
- Networking with an online member community
- Peer Mentoring opportunities
- And a variety of other TAA member's only benefits
Chapters must be composed of a minimum of 15 members; there is no maximum. All members of each chapter will have the same renewal month, regardless of when they join. Members who join in the first six months of the chapterís membership year will receive the current renewal year; members who join in the last six months of the membership year will receive the following renewal year.
Chapter management takes minimal effort and commitment. TAA helps you manage your chapter by providing an efficient registration and renewal process as well as a TAA staff coordinator to help assist with your needs. With very little effort on your part, your faculty will benefit by the extension of benefits and services your institution is providing through your TAA chapter sponsorship.
For information on these chapters or on starting a chapter at your institution please email Maureen.Foerster@taaonline.net
- CSU San Bernardino Chapter
- Haywood Community College Chapter
- Lone Star College Chapter
- Molloy College Chapter
- Portland State University Chapter
- Sisters of the Academy Chapter
- Texas A&M University Chapter
Are you interested in creating a more interactive writing community? Consider forming a writing group within your chapter. Although you may think you don't have the time to lead or participate in a writing group, research shows that academics who meet regularly, and who set personal goals and a deadline for reaching them, are more successful. Check out TAAís ideas for Chapter Meeting Activities.