Adopted June 1987
Revised August 1995
Revised June 2002

 

1. Name: The name of this division shall be the Aerospace Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

2. Purpose: The purposes of this Division conform with those of the Society but with special emphasis on the objectives of Aerospace Engineering.

3. Organization, Officers, and Elections: The Division shall be administered by an Executive Committee of nine members. Eight members of the committee shall be elected for terms of four years each, with terms staggered so that two members are elected each year. The ninth shall be the immediate past Chair.

Four members of the Executive committee shall also serve as the Division Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair (both ratified by the Executive Committee), Secretary/Treasurer, and the Program Chair. One of the Executive Committee members (including those newly elected) each year shall be elected to serve as Program Chair. Except in extraordinary circumstances, he/she shall subsequently serve one-year terms by succession in each office in the order of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chair.

The Chair shall not succeed himself/herself. The two Executive Committee members whose terms end at the end of the annual meeting in June of that year are eligible for election to no more than one additional consecutive four-year term on the Executive Committee. A simple plurality of the votes at the annual Business Meeting shall constitute election to the Executive Committee.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep and maintain the records of the Division and shall keep the financial records. In the event of vacancies in the offices of both Chair and Vice-Chair, the Secretary/Treasurer shall act as Chair pro tempore.

One slate of two nominees for the Executive Committee shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Division by a three-member nominating committee appointed by the Chair of the Division. The slate shall be posted on the central ASEE bulletin board by the secretary or his/her representative on or before the first day of the annual meeting of the Society. Additional names may be posted in nomination from the floor at the annual meeting. A second shall be required for all nominations to be made from the floor. The nominations shall be voted on by the members present at the Business Meeting of the Division held during the annual meeting. The two nominees for the Executive Committee who receive the largest number of the votes cast will be elected. Vacancies and unexpired terms shall be filled by temporary appointments approved by a majority of the Executive Committee. The temporary appointments shall be in effect until the next annual meeting, at which time the vacancies shall be filled through regular election procedures. A quorum of the Executive Committee shall be three members of the Executive Committee.

4. Meetings and Activities: The Executive Committee shall arrange for an annual conference of the Division to be held concurrently with the annual conference of the Society. The Executive Committee shall administer such other activities as may be desirable for the purposes of the Division, including the appointment of ad hoc committees. Members of the Society and other interested persons shall be eligible to attend meetings of the committees.

5. Papers: All papers presented at meetings of the Division become the property of the Society, and may be recommended for publication in either Engineering Education or the Aerospace Division Newsletter by the Executive Committee of the Division.

6. The Aerospace Division Newsletter: The Division Chair shall appoint a Webmaster/ Editor authorized to maintain the Aerospace Division website, and to assemble, prepare, and edit a Division Newsletter. The number of issues shall be determined by the Chair. The Newsletter media may be electronic, or print, as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee.

7. Amendments: Amendments to these bylaws may be made at any annual meeting of the Division upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present. Proposed amendments are to be prepared by a committee of three members appointed by the Chair of the Division. The amendments are to be sent to the members by letter not later than thirty days before they are to be voted upon.

Offices and Executive Committees

Chair - Oversees administration and conducts official correspondence for the Division; leads the Business Meeting, Banquet, and Hangar sessions.
Immediate Past Chair - Chairs the Nomination Committee.
Vice-Chair - Chairs the Distinguished Service Award Committee.
Secretary/Treasurer - Signs for expenditures, receives account reports, reports at annual Business Meeting.
Program Chair - Organizes and implements the Division's program for the annual Conference.

Standing Committees

I. Atwood Award Committee - Established 1974
Committee Chairman is nominated by the Division Chairman and approved at the Business Meeting. Membership of the Committee consists of past recipients selected by the Committee Chair. The call for nominations is issued in the fall. The award, which may not be made during any given year, is presented at the Business Meeting or
Banquet.

II. Distinguished Service Award Committee - Established in 1992

The Division Vice-Chairman serves as the Chairman of the Committee. Membership includes two other Executive Committee members selected by the Division Chairman.
The call for nominations is issued in the fall. One or more awards are presented at the Business Meeting or Banquet.

III. Nomination Committee

The Committee consists of the Immediate Past Chairman plus two Executive Committee members appointed by the Division Chairman. The Committee selects 2 nominees for the Executive Committee, one of which will be the Program Chairman. Nominations will be posted for review before election at the Business Meeting.

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Adopted June 1987
Revised August 1995
Revised June 2002

 

1. Name: The name of this division shall be the Aerospace Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

2. Purpose: The purposes of this Division conform with those of the Society but with special emphasis on the objectives of Aerospace Engineering.

3. Organization, Officers, and Elections: The Division shall be administered by an Executive Committee of nine members. Eight members of the committee shall be elected for terms of four years each, with terms staggered so that two members are elected each year. The ninth shall be the immediate past Chair.

Four members of the Executive committee shall also serve as the Division Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair (both ratified by the Executive Committee), Secretary/Treasurer, and the Program Chair. One of the Executive Committee members (including those newly elected) each year shall be elected to serve as Program Chair. Except in extraordinary circumstances, he/she shall subsequently serve one-year terms by succession in each office in the order of Secretary/Treasurer, Vice-Chair, and Chair.

The Chair shall not succeed himself/herself. The two Executive Committee members whose terms end at the end of the annual meeting in June of that year are eligible for election to no more than one additional consecutive four-year term on the Executive Committee. A simple plurality of the votes at the annual Business Meeting shall constitute election to the Executive Committee.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep and maintain the records of the Division and shall keep the financial records. In the event of vacancies in the offices of both Chair and Vice-Chair, the Secretary/Treasurer shall act as Chair pro tempore.

One slate of two nominees for the Executive Committee shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Division by a three-member nominating committee appointed by the Chair of the Division. The slate shall be posted on the central ASEE bulletin board by the secretary or his/her representative on or before the first day of the annual meeting of the Society. Additional names may be posted in nomination from the floor at the annual meeting. A second shall be required for all nominations to be made from the floor. The nominations shall be voted on by the members present at the Business Meeting of the Division held during the annual meeting. The two nominees for the Executive Committee who receive the largest number of the votes cast will be elected. Vacancies and unexpired terms shall be filled by temporary appointments approved by a majority of the Executive Committee. The temporary appointments shall be in effect until the next annual meeting, at which time the vacancies shall be filled through regular election procedures. A quorum of the Executive Committee shall be three members of the Executive Committee.

4. Meetings and Activities: The Executive Committee shall arrange for an annual conference of the Division to be held concurrently with the annual conference of the Society. The Executive Committee shall administer such other activities as may be desirable for the purposes of the Division, including the appointment of ad hoc committees. Members of the Society and other interested persons shall be eligible to attend meetings of the committees.

5. Papers: All papers presented at meetings of the Division become the property of the Society, and may be recommended for publication in either Engineering Education or the Aerospace Division Newsletter by the Executive Committee of the Division.

6. The Aerospace Division Newsletter: The Division Chair shall appoint a Webmaster/ Editor authorized to maintain the Aerospace Division website, and to assemble, prepare, and edit a Division Newsletter. The number of issues shall be determined by the Chair. The Newsletter media may be electronic, or print, as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee.

7. Amendments: Amendments to these bylaws may be made at any annual meeting of the Division upon affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present. Proposed amendments are to be prepared by a committee of three members appointed by the Chair of the Division. The amendments are to be sent to the members by letter not later than thirty days before they are to be voted upon.

Offices and Executive Committees

Chair - Oversees administration and conducts official correspondence for the Division; leads the Business Meeting, Banquet, and Hangar sessions.
Immediate Past Chair - Chairs the Nomination Committee.
Vice-Chair - Chairs the Distinguished Service Award Committee.
Secretary/Treasurer - Signs for expenditures, receives account reports, reports at annual Business Meeting.
Program Chair - Organizes and implements the Division's program for the annual Conference.

Standing Committees

I. Atwood Award Committee - Established 1974
Committee Chairman is nominated by the Division Chairman and approved at the Business Meeting. Membership of the Committee consists of past recipients selected by the Committee Chair. The call for nominations is issued in the fall. The award, which may not be made during any given year, is presented at the Business Meeting or
Banquet.

II. Distinguished Service Award Committee - Established in 1992

The Division Vice-Chairman serves as the Chairman of the Committee. Membership includes two other Executive Committee members selected by the Division Chairman.
The call for nominations is issued in the fall. One or more awards are presented at the Business Meeting or Banquet.

III. Nomination Committee

The Committee consists of the Immediate Past Chairman plus two Executive Committee members appointed by the Division Chairman. The Committee selects 2 nominees for the Executive Committee, one of which will be the Program Chairman. Nominations will be posted for review before election at the Business Meeting.

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