• Revised June 2006

ARTICLE 1. NAME

The name of this Division shall be the Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

ARTICLE 2. PURPOSES

The purposes of this Division are:

A. To convey to the engineering and technology education community the importance of socially responsible development and use of technology;

B. To foster increased knowledge of engineering ethics;

C. To promote the teaching and learning of engineering ethics by engineering and technology educators and, through them, their students;

D. To promote life long learning and integration of ethics into the professional lives of scientists, engineers and technologists; and

E. To strive for the achievement of the above stated objectives by promoting and hosting conferences, workshops and sessions at ASEE Annual conferences with full support of, and in the manner consistent with, the purposes of the

ARTICLE 4. ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS

An Executive Committee composed of the Chair, the Program Chair, the Secretary/Treasurer and three elected members-at-large shall administer the Division.

The terms of the Chair, Program Chair and Secretary/Treasurer shall be one year and the terms of the members-at-large shall be three years, staggered so as to have one replaced by election each year.

ARTICLE 5. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

AThe Chair and all other members of the Executive Committee of the Division shall be officially installed at the close of the luncheon/business meeting conducted at the annual conference.

A Nominating Committee, consisting of three (3) members of the Division shall be appointed by the retiring chair, with the approval of the Executive Committee, at each annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the Nominating Committee to nominate one or more candidates for the office of Secretary/Treasurer, and one or more candidates for one member-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will submit its slate of candidates to the members thirty (30) days before the annual meeting during which time the voting is to take place. It will normally be presumed that the Program Chair shall automatically move to the office of Chair. However, the Nominating Committee may, with the consent of a simple majority of the Executive Committee, select another nominee for the position of Chair. It will normally be presumed that the Secretary/Treasurer will automatically move to the office of Program Chair. However, the Nominating Committee may, with the consent of a simple majority of the Executive Committee, select another nominee for the position of Program Chair.

In the event of the resignation or death of one of the members of the Executive Committee, the vacated office shall be filled for the duration of the unexpired term by a person to be appointed by vote of the Executive Committee, except that in the event of resignation or death of the Chair, the Program Chair shall assume automatically the duties of the Chair. Nominations and balloting for the above positions maybe completed by the use of e-mail balloting through the ASEE prior to the annual meeting if recommended by two thirds of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 6. MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES

A meeting of the Executive Committee and a business meeting of the Division shall be held during the annual meeting of the Society. Additional executive committee meetings can be called by the Committee Chair, or by a jointly signed request by any three (3) members of the Executive Committee, at times and places other than those of the annual meeting.

The Executive Committee shall administer any other activities that are deemed desirable for the promotion of the purposes of the Division.

Members of the Society and other interested persons shall be eligible to attend all meetings of the Division. However, voting privileges shall be extended only to those who are registered as members of the Engineering Ethics Division.

Any action of this Division shall be invalid if it is in conflict with the Constitution or Bylaws of the American Society for Engineering Education.

ARTICLE 7. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

The Chair shall:

A. Have administrative responsibility for the conduct of all functions of the Division in accordance with these By-Laws and the policies and procedures established by the Executive Committee.

B. Schedule, organize and conduct annual business meetings of the Division and all meetings of the Executive Committee.

C. Appoint committees in accordance with the By-laws.

D. Compile an annual report of the activities of the Division as requested by the Secretary of the Society.

The Program Chair shall:

A. Serve, plan, organize and conduct the program sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Division at the Annual Conference of the Society and at or any other conference, seminar or workshop that is consistent with the purposes of this Division.

B. Supervise the conduct of these sessions, including the arrangement of facilities, the selection of speakers, etc.

C. Act for the Chair at business meetings of the Division and Executive Committee in the event of the Chair's absence from these meetings.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall:

A. Be responsible for the official records and correspondence of the Division and Executive Committee and shall maintain the official files of the Division and pass these along to his or her successor.

B. Record minutes of the annual business meeting and meetings of the Executive Committee and distribute copies to appropriate Society and Division officers.

C. Oversee and maintain the financial operations of the Division and regularly report the financial status at meetings of the Executive

ARTICLE 8. COMMITTEES

Each year the Division Chair, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee, shall constitute such committees as are necessary to promote the purposes of the Division.

It shall be the responsibility of each Ad Hoc Committee Chair to keep the Executive Committee informed of the activities being performed by the committee. Committee activities in all cases will be subject to review and approval by the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 9. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

Amendments to these bylaws may be proposed by a two-thirds majority of the Executive Committee or by a petition signed by not less than ten (10) individual members of this Division and submitted to the Chair.

Proposed amendments shall be announced to each member of the Division at least thirty (30) days before the date of the annual meeting at which the proposed amendments are to be considered.

Amendments shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at the annual business meeting and subsequent ratification by the ASEE Board of Directors.

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  • Revised June 2006

ARTICLE 1. NAME

The name of this Division shall be the Engineering Ethics Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.

ARTICLE 2. PURPOSES

The purposes of this Division are:

A. To convey to the engineering and technology education community the importance of socially responsible development and use of technology;

B. To foster increased knowledge of engineering ethics;

C. To promote the teaching and learning of engineering ethics by engineering and technology educators and, through them, their students;

D. To promote life long learning and integration of ethics into the professional lives of scientists, engineers and technologists; and

E. To strive for the achievement of the above stated objectives by promoting and hosting conferences, workshops and sessions at ASEE Annual conferences with full support of, and in the manner consistent with, the purposes of the

ARTICLE 4. ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS

An Executive Committee composed of the Chair, the Program Chair, the Secretary/Treasurer and three elected members-at-large shall administer the Division.

The terms of the Chair, Program Chair and Secretary/Treasurer shall be one year and the terms of the members-at-large shall be three years, staggered so as to have one replaced by election each year.

ARTICLE 5. ELECTION OF OFFICERS

AThe Chair and all other members of the Executive Committee of the Division shall be officially installed at the close of the luncheon/business meeting conducted at the annual conference.

A Nominating Committee, consisting of three (3) members of the Division shall be appointed by the retiring chair, with the approval of the Executive Committee, at each annual meeting. It shall be the duty of the Nominating Committee to nominate one or more candidates for the office of Secretary/Treasurer, and one or more candidates for one member-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will submit its slate of candidates to the members thirty (30) days before the annual meeting during which time the voting is to take place. It will normally be presumed that the Program Chair shall automatically move to the office of Chair. However, the Nominating Committee may, with the consent of a simple majority of the Executive Committee, select another nominee for the position of Chair. It will normally be presumed that the Secretary/Treasurer will automatically move to the office of Program Chair. However, the Nominating Committee may, with the consent of a simple majority of the Executive Committee, select another nominee for the position of Program Chair.

In the event of the resignation or death of one of the members of the Executive Committee, the vacated office shall be filled for the duration of the unexpired term by a person to be appointed by vote of the Executive Committee, except that in the event of resignation or death of the Chair, the Program Chair shall assume automatically the duties of the Chair. Nominations and balloting for the above positions maybe completed by the use of e-mail balloting through the ASEE prior to the annual meeting if recommended by two thirds of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 6. MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES

A meeting of the Executive Committee and a business meeting of the Division shall be held during the annual meeting of the Society. Additional executive committee meetings can be called by the Committee Chair, or by a jointly signed request by any three (3) members of the Executive Committee, at times and places other than those of the annual meeting.

The Executive Committee shall administer any other activities that are deemed desirable for the promotion of the purposes of the Division.

Members of the Society and other interested persons shall be eligible to attend all meetings of the Division. However, voting privileges shall be extended only to those who are registered as members of the Engineering Ethics Division.

Any action of this Division shall be invalid if it is in conflict with the Constitution or Bylaws of the American Society for Engineering Education.

ARTICLE 7. DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

The Chair shall:

A. Have administrative responsibility for the conduct of all functions of the Division in accordance with these By-Laws and the policies and procedures established by the Executive Committee.

B. Schedule, organize and conduct annual business meetings of the Division and all meetings of the Executive Committee.

C. Appoint committees in accordance with the By-laws.

D. Compile an annual report of the activities of the Division as requested by the Secretary of the Society.

The Program Chair shall:

A. Serve, plan, organize and conduct the program sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Division at the Annual Conference of the Society and at or any other conference, seminar or workshop that is consistent with the purposes of this Division.

B. Supervise the conduct of these sessions, including the arrangement of facilities, the selection of speakers, etc.

C. Act for the Chair at business meetings of the Division and Executive Committee in the event of the Chair's absence from these meetings.

The Secretary/Treasurer shall:

A. Be responsible for the official records and correspondence of the Division and Executive Committee and shall maintain the official files of the Division and pass these along to his or her successor.

B. Record minutes of the annual business meeting and meetings of the Executive Committee and distribute copies to appropriate Society and Division officers.

C. Oversee and maintain the financial operations of the Division and regularly report the financial status at meetings of the Executive

ARTICLE 8. COMMITTEES

Each year the Division Chair, with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee, shall constitute such committees as are necessary to promote the purposes of the Division.

It shall be the responsibility of each Ad Hoc Committee Chair to keep the Executive Committee informed of the activities being performed by the committee. Committee activities in all cases will be subject to review and approval by the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE 9. AMENDMENTS TO BYLAWS

Amendments to these bylaws may be proposed by a two-thirds majority of the Executive Committee or by a petition signed by not less than ten (10) individual members of this Division and submitted to the Chair.

Proposed amendments shall be announced to each member of the Division at least thirty (30) days before the date of the annual meeting at which the proposed amendments are to be considered.

Amendments shall become effective upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members present at the annual business meeting and subsequent ratification by the ASEE Board of Directors.

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