Revised 1/76
Retyped 2/81
Revised 6/25/89
Revised 2/2/90
Revised: 6/24/07

ARTICLE I: NAME and PURPOSE

Section 1. Name

The name of this organization shall be the College-Industry Partnerships Division (CIPD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Section 2. Purpose

The purposes of the CIPD are:

a. To assess, recommend and establish policies which reflect technical interests of CIPD’s College and Industrial members.

b. To provide forums for discussion and information exchange on matters pertaining to the educational preparation of engineers and technicians for practice in industry and subsequent professional development.

c. To initiate special projects which will assist educators and practitioners in implementing special student programs.

d. To stimulate broader industrial representation and participation in ASEE.

e. To work with other segments of ASEE to enhance mutual benefits from education-industry cooperation.

f. To maintain college-industry alertness to, and understanding of, changing professional climates in academic and industrial areas.

ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP

Members of CIPD are those who join as individual members and select CIPD as an organization with which to affiliate.

ARTICLE III: ORGANIZATION and OFFICERS

Section 1. Officers

a. The officers of the CIPD shall consist of a Chair, a Chair-elect, and a Secretary-Treasurer, two (s) immediate Past-Chairs and nine (9) Directors and a Communications Chair who is appointed by the CIPD Chair. All eligible candidates for these officer positions of the CIPD must be selected from a roster of active CIPD members in good standing.

Section 2. Board of Directors

a. The Board of Directors of the CIPD shall consist of the Officers, as listed in Article III, Section 1. Paragraph a. above.

The functions and duties of the Board of Directors of the CIPD shall be as follows:

  • To have charge of all matters relating to the expenditure of funds budgeted to the CIPD by the Board of Directors of the College-Industry Partnerships Division and the approval of bills.
  • To authorize all official publications of the CIPD.
  • To formulate the general policies of the CIPD during intervals between business meetings of the CIPD.
  • Have authority to review, revise and approve annual fiscal year budget as submitted and prepared by the Chair of CIPD.
  • To submit a report of CIPD Board of Directors activities at each annual meeting of the CIPD.

b. A quorum of the Board of Directors for the transaction of business shall consist of one-half (1/2) or more of its voting members.

Section 3. Ex-Officio Members

a. Ex-officio members of the Board of Directors shall be the Executive Director of Membership activities, program chairs for the CIEC and the ASEE Annual Conference, a representative from the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Directors, and committee chairs of CIPD committees.

b. Ex-officio members present at CIPD meetings shall have full voting rights.

Section 4. Terms of Office

a. The Chair, the Chair-elect, and the Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected by the method provided in these By-laws for one (1) year.

b. Nine (9) Director positions shall be staggered in groups of three (3) and elected to serve three-year terms of office. Three (3) Directors elected annually must be members in good standing of the CIPD at the time of their nomination, election and throughout their term of office. Nominations for Directors shall be made so as to maintain a balance between college representatives for engineering education and industry representatives.

c. By virtue of their office, all Officers and Directors elected by the CIPD membership will serve concurrently in the respective office and are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors of the College-Industry Partnerships Division.

d. No elected officer of the College-Industry Partnerships Division other than the Secretary-Treasurer may be elected for a consecutive term.

e. In case of vacancy of the office of Chair, the Chair-elect shall succeed to that office. In the event the Chair is unable to complete the term of office, the Chair-elect shall complete that term and may serve a revised term as Chair, at the discretion of the CIPD Board of Directors.

f. In the event that the Chair-elect or Secretary-Treasurer are unable to serve, the Chair shall appoint a member of the Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy.

Section 5. Committees

There shall be an Executive committee, responsible to the Board of Directors, made of four (4) members. These members shall be the Chair of CIPD, the Chair-elect, the Secretary/Treasurer and the immediate Past-Chair. The Executive Committee, at the advice of the Chair and with the guidance of the Board of Directors, may appoint ad-hoc committees and special interest groups (SIGs) as deemed necessary. The Executive Committee shall nominate and elect a Chair for each of the ad-hoc committees and SIGs that are formed. These ad-hoc committees and SIGs may conduct work on behalf of the CIPD (with the concurrence of the CIPD Board of Directors).

The immediate Past-Chair, as an office of the Board of Directors, shall serve as the Nominating Committee Chair and shall work with the CIPD Chair to appoint two (2) members to the Nominating Committee from among the CIPD members. If the Past-Chair is not available, the Chair will appoint either the Past Past-Chair or one of the Directors to serve as the Nominating Committee Chair.

ARTICLE IV. ELECTIONS

By the fourth (4th) Monday of September the CIPD Chair and the Immediate Past-Chair, serving as the Nominating and Elections Committee Chair, will appoint a Nominating Committee from the membership of the CIPD. The Nominating Committee shall consist of three persons, counting the Immediate Past-Chair (the Nominating and Elections Committee Chair.) The Nominating Committee will prepare an electronic-mail notice to the CIPD membership requesting nominations to be received not later than the Fourth (4th) Monday of October. The Nominating Committee will contact all nominated members to verify that the member is willing to accept and serve as director or officer if so elected. The slate of nominees, including a write-in slot for each position open for the election, will be electronically communicated to all members of the CIPD by the fourth (4th) Monday of November. The members of the CIPD will vote by electronic mail for one of the nominees for each office, or name a write-in candidate. Members voting must clearly identify themselves in the e-mail voting message to validate one vote by each member and that member’s voting are in good standing. All votes must be received by the second (2nd) Friday of January. Nominated candidates receiving the majority vote for each office will become the elected officers of the CIPD.

The new officers and directors will be announced at the CIEC, during the CIPD Annual Breakfast or Luncheon Business Meeting. New officers and directors will take office upon the conclusion of the Annual CIEC Conference.

ARTICLE V. MEETINGS

a. The CIPD shall hold two (2) face-to-face meeting annually, one at the annual CIEC and one at the ASEE Annual Conference. These meetings will usually be held on Industry Day of these conferences. The business meetings are open to the public. Voting privileges, however, shall be extended only to CIPD members in good standing. The business of these meetings shall include reports by the officers and the chairs of the committee of the CIPD.

b. The time and place of the face-to-face meetings shall be announced to the CIPD membership ahead of time by e-mail. In addition, such meeting information shall be posted on the CIPD website.

c. A quorum to conduct business shall consist of 2/3 of the Executive Committee for the CIPD. A majority of those voting shall be sufficient for any decisions unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws.

d. The CIPD shall hold monthly scheduled teleconferences and shall conduct its business by electronic mail, or postal delivery, providing all provisions of the Bylaws are observed and that such business is reported at the next teleconference of face-to-face meeting. A minimum of thirty (30) days shall be allowed between mailing of any ballot, motion, or resolution and the date of return.

e. The Chair of CIPD may call such other meetings of the Board of Directors or the membership as may be deemed necessary.

ARTICLE VI: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY and PROCEDURES

The CIPD may adopt its own rules of procedure, but in the absence of such rules, Robert's Rules of Order , the latest edition, shall apply.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members responding to an electronic mail, postal mail, or that are present at a business meeting of the CIPD membership, provided the reason for amendment has been discussed at a previous business meeting.

All modifications and changes to these Bylaws must be presented to and approved by the ASEE Board of Directors.


Historical Note

Relations With Industry (RWI) was formed after World War II to bring a closer cooperation between the industrial members and the educational institutions.  These two groups come together in RWI with representatives form industry and their counterparts from educational institutions.  The Relations With Industry title was changed to College Industry Partnership, February 1990.

 

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Revised 1/76
Retyped 2/81
Revised 6/25/89
Revised 2/2/90
Revised: 6/24/07

ARTICLE I: NAME and PURPOSE

Section 1. Name

The name of this organization shall be the College-Industry Partnerships Division (CIPD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

Section 2. Purpose

The purposes of the CIPD are:

a. To assess, recommend and establish policies which reflect technical interests of CIPD’s College and Industrial members.

b. To provide forums for discussion and information exchange on matters pertaining to the educational preparation of engineers and technicians for practice in industry and subsequent professional development.

c. To initiate special projects which will assist educators and practitioners in implementing special student programs.

d. To stimulate broader industrial representation and participation in ASEE.

e. To work with other segments of ASEE to enhance mutual benefits from education-industry cooperation.

f. To maintain college-industry alertness to, and understanding of, changing professional climates in academic and industrial areas.

ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP

Members of CIPD are those who join as individual members and select CIPD as an organization with which to affiliate.

ARTICLE III: ORGANIZATION and OFFICERS

Section 1. Officers

a. The officers of the CIPD shall consist of a Chair, a Chair-elect, and a Secretary-Treasurer, two (s) immediate Past-Chairs and nine (9) Directors and a Communications Chair who is appointed by the CIPD Chair. All eligible candidates for these officer positions of the CIPD must be selected from a roster of active CIPD members in good standing.

Section 2. Board of Directors

a. The Board of Directors of the CIPD shall consist of the Officers, as listed in Article III, Section 1. Paragraph a. above.

The functions and duties of the Board of Directors of the CIPD shall be as follows:

  • To have charge of all matters relating to the expenditure of funds budgeted to the CIPD by the Board of Directors of the College-Industry Partnerships Division and the approval of bills.
  • To authorize all official publications of the CIPD.
  • To formulate the general policies of the CIPD during intervals between business meetings of the CIPD.
  • Have authority to review, revise and approve annual fiscal year budget as submitted and prepared by the Chair of CIPD.
  • To submit a report of CIPD Board of Directors activities at each annual meeting of the CIPD.

b. A quorum of the Board of Directors for the transaction of business shall consist of one-half (1/2) or more of its voting members.

Section 3. Ex-Officio Members

a. Ex-officio members of the Board of Directors shall be the Executive Director of Membership activities, program chairs for the CIEC and the ASEE Annual Conference, a representative from the National Association of Minority Engineering Program Directors, and committee chairs of CIPD committees.

b. Ex-officio members present at CIPD meetings shall have full voting rights.

Section 4. Terms of Office

a. The Chair, the Chair-elect, and the Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected by the method provided in these By-laws for one (1) year.

b. Nine (9) Director positions shall be staggered in groups of three (3) and elected to serve three-year terms of office. Three (3) Directors elected annually must be members in good standing of the CIPD at the time of their nomination, election and throughout their term of office. Nominations for Directors shall be made so as to maintain a balance between college representatives for engineering education and industry representatives.

c. By virtue of their office, all Officers and Directors elected by the CIPD membership will serve concurrently in the respective office and are eligible to serve on the Board of Directors of the College-Industry Partnerships Division.

d. No elected officer of the College-Industry Partnerships Division other than the Secretary-Treasurer may be elected for a consecutive term.

e. In case of vacancy of the office of Chair, the Chair-elect shall succeed to that office. In the event the Chair is unable to complete the term of office, the Chair-elect shall complete that term and may serve a revised term as Chair, at the discretion of the CIPD Board of Directors.

f. In the event that the Chair-elect or Secretary-Treasurer are unable to serve, the Chair shall appoint a member of the Board of Directors, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors to fill the vacancy.

Section 5. Committees

There shall be an Executive committee, responsible to the Board of Directors, made of four (4) members. These members shall be the Chair of CIPD, the Chair-elect, the Secretary/Treasurer and the immediate Past-Chair. The Executive Committee, at the advice of the Chair and with the guidance of the Board of Directors, may appoint ad-hoc committees and special interest groups (SIGs) as deemed necessary. The Executive Committee shall nominate and elect a Chair for each of the ad-hoc committees and SIGs that are formed. These ad-hoc committees and SIGs may conduct work on behalf of the CIPD (with the concurrence of the CIPD Board of Directors).

The immediate Past-Chair, as an office of the Board of Directors, shall serve as the Nominating Committee Chair and shall work with the CIPD Chair to appoint two (2) members to the Nominating Committee from among the CIPD members. If the Past-Chair is not available, the Chair will appoint either the Past Past-Chair or one of the Directors to serve as the Nominating Committee Chair.

ARTICLE IV. ELECTIONS

By the fourth (4th) Monday of September the CIPD Chair and the Immediate Past-Chair, serving as the Nominating and Elections Committee Chair, will appoint a Nominating Committee from the membership of the CIPD. The Nominating Committee shall consist of three persons, counting the Immediate Past-Chair (the Nominating and Elections Committee Chair.) The Nominating Committee will prepare an electronic-mail notice to the CIPD membership requesting nominations to be received not later than the Fourth (4th) Monday of October. The Nominating Committee will contact all nominated members to verify that the member is willing to accept and serve as director or officer if so elected. The slate of nominees, including a write-in slot for each position open for the election, will be electronically communicated to all members of the CIPD by the fourth (4th) Monday of November. The members of the CIPD will vote by electronic mail for one of the nominees for each office, or name a write-in candidate. Members voting must clearly identify themselves in the e-mail voting message to validate one vote by each member and that member’s voting are in good standing. All votes must be received by the second (2nd) Friday of January. Nominated candidates receiving the majority vote for each office will become the elected officers of the CIPD.

The new officers and directors will be announced at the CIEC, during the CIPD Annual Breakfast or Luncheon Business Meeting. New officers and directors will take office upon the conclusion of the Annual CIEC Conference.

ARTICLE V. MEETINGS

a. The CIPD shall hold two (2) face-to-face meeting annually, one at the annual CIEC and one at the ASEE Annual Conference. These meetings will usually be held on Industry Day of these conferences. The business meetings are open to the public. Voting privileges, however, shall be extended only to CIPD members in good standing. The business of these meetings shall include reports by the officers and the chairs of the committee of the CIPD.

b. The time and place of the face-to-face meetings shall be announced to the CIPD membership ahead of time by e-mail. In addition, such meeting information shall be posted on the CIPD website.

c. A quorum to conduct business shall consist of 2/3 of the Executive Committee for the CIPD. A majority of those voting shall be sufficient for any decisions unless otherwise specified in these Bylaws.

d. The CIPD shall hold monthly scheduled teleconferences and shall conduct its business by electronic mail, or postal delivery, providing all provisions of the Bylaws are observed and that such business is reported at the next teleconference of face-to-face meeting. A minimum of thirty (30) days shall be allowed between mailing of any ballot, motion, or resolution and the date of return.

e. The Chair of CIPD may call such other meetings of the Board of Directors or the membership as may be deemed necessary.

ARTICLE VI: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY and PROCEDURES

The CIPD may adopt its own rules of procedure, but in the absence of such rules, Robert's Rules of Order , the latest edition, shall apply.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members responding to an electronic mail, postal mail, or that are present at a business meeting of the CIPD membership, provided the reason for amendment has been discussed at a previous business meeting.

All modifications and changes to these Bylaws must be presented to and approved by the ASEE Board of Directors.


Historical Note

Relations With Industry (RWI) was formed after World War II to bring a closer cooperation between the industrial members and the educational institutions.  These two groups come together in RWI with representatives form industry and their counterparts from educational institutions.  The Relations With Industry title was changed to College Industry Partnership, February 1990.

 

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