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North American
Kant Society

New Membership Dues Structure

23 May 2015 4:57 PM | Anonymous

As members of NAKS, we are committed to promoting Kant-scholarship and Kantian philosophy in all its forms. No one who shares these basic aims should be prevented, for monetary reasons only, from joining and participating in NAKS. Yet, at the same time, as a relatively small society, we depend primarily on membership dues to support a growing number of activities and prizes. Since we have not raised dues since 2009, we decided it was time to revisit our financial structure and adopt what we believe is the most fair model for our society.

Here are the main results of our deliberations:

  1. To maintain the current membership dues of graduate students, retired people, and the unemployed.

  2. To create a new category of members for those holding ånon-tenure track jobs to encourage and facilitate their participation.

  3. For reasons of fairness, to create a more nuanced dues structure for those holding tenure track jobs or who are already tenured.

  4. Finally, to introduce a “hardship clause” that would allow members to waive paying their dues under extenuating circumstances and for a limited period.

Moving forward, this is the new membership structure at a glance:

  • Category 1: students, retired, or unemployed members, including all international members who fall under those descriptions.
    Dues: $10.00 per year.

  • Category 2: non-student, employed but non-tenure track members, including all international members who fall under those descriptions.
    Dues: $20.00 per year.

  • Category 3: tenure track or tenured members, with annual income up to $70,000.00, including all international members who fall under those descriptions.
    Dues: $35.00 per year.

  • Category 4: tenure track or tenured members, with annual income between $70,000.00 and $100,000.00, including all international members who fall under those descriptions.
    Dues: $40.00 per year.

  • Category 5: tenure track or tenured members, with annual income between $100,000.00 and $130,000.00, including all international members who fall under those descriptions.
    Dues: $45.00 per year.

  • Category 6: tenure track or tenured members, annual income more than $130,000.00, including all international members who fall under those descriptions.
    Dues: $50.00 per year.

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