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The APA has both standing and special committees. The six standing committees are specified in the association's bylaws; their chairs sit on the board of officers. (Standing committees are noted in their committee descriptions.)

There are currently 14 additional special committees authorized by the board.

APA committees fulfill a wide variety of national purposes of the APA and, in that capacity, are responsive to the needs of APA members. The work of the committee members includes the development, planning, and supervision of a broad range of APA projects, such as prizes, awards, newsletters, sessions at divisional meetings, web resources, surveys, input to the APA board of officers, and, in general, activities that help philosophers perform their professional duties as teachers and researchers. All committees also have the right to recommend to the board the adoption of statements and the initiation of programs which would assist in achieving the aims of the committee and the association.

The committee's responsibility embraces all activities of the association relating to the enhancement of academic career opportunities for philosophers, and placement. This is a standing committee, codified in the bylaws of the association.

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The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of Asians and Asian Americans in the profession.

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The committee acts for the association in advising and assisting members who complain of violations of their or others' professional rights, attempting when possible to resolve the issues that give rise to such complaints.

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The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of Hispanics and Latinos/as in the profession.

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The committee is charged with increasing the inclusiveness of the profession. This is a standing committee, codified in the bylaws of the association.

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The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of indigenous people in the profession and with exploring the sources and supporting the development of indigenous philosophy.

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The committee's responsibility is to supervise the international activities of the association. This is a standing committee, codified in the bylaws of the association.

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The committee oversees the publications of the association and any special lectureships, prizes, and other awards granted by the association; supervises programs intended to support and improve research in philosophy; supervises regular and special publications of the APA; and oversees any research programs of the association. This is a standing committee, codified in the bylaws of the association.

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The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer (LGBTQ) people in the profession.

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The committee's responsibility embraces all activities of the association relating to the enhancement of non-academic career opportunities for philosophers.

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The committee collects and disseminates information on the use of computers in the profession, including their use in instruction, research, writing, and publication, and it makes recommendations for appropriate actions of the board or programs of the association.

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The committee monitors and evaluates the relationship between the study of philosophy and the study and practice of law.

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The committee facilitates and contributes to the study of the relationship between philosophy and medicine. The main activities of the committee are sponsoring panels at each of the divisional meetings, publishing the Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine, providing information on resources and academic programs in bioethics and in philosophy and medicine, and advancing otherwise the teaching and study of philosophical topics in medicine.

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The committee oversees activities of the association related to the teaching of philosophy at two-year and junior colleges and initiates efforts to encourage and improve teaching in such institutions.

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The committee oversees activities of the association related to the teaching of philosophy at the pre-college level and initiates efforts to encourage and improve teaching at this level.

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On the belief that the broader presence of philosophy in public life is important both to our society and to our profession, the basic charge of the committee is to find and create opportunities to demonstrate the personal value and social usefulness of philosophy.

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The committee is charged with studying and making recommendations to the board of officers concerning trends in graduate and undergraduate education in philosophy and conditions relevant to the employment of philosophers in academic and non-academic work. This is a standing committee, codified in the bylaws of the association.

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The committee in charged with assessing and reporting on the status of black philosophers.

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The committee is charged with assessing and reporting on the status of women in the profession.

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The committee is charged with assessing trends and needs in the teaching of philosophy and making recommendations for action by the board. This is a standing committee, codified in the bylaws of the association.

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