Adopted  April 10, 1973
Amended April 15, 1977
Amended April 2, 2005

ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE

The name of this organization shall be the Illinois-Indiana Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, hereinafter referred to as the Section. The American Society for Engineering Education will hereinafter be referred to as the Society.

The purpose of the Section shall conform to the purposes of the Society and include:

1. The promotion of the highest ideals in the conduct of engineering and engineering technology education.

2. The provision of an opportunity for members to meet and benefit from problems and topics of mutual interest, and

3. The promotion, publication, and dissemination of information in the fields of engineering and engineering technology education.

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1. Membership of the Section shall be of two classes, individual and institutional.

SECTION 2. Individual membership in the Section shall consist of all individual members of the Society whose mailing addresses as listed by the Society are in the state of Illinois or Indiana.

SECTION 3. Institutional membership in the Section shall consist of all institutional members of the Society whose mailing addresses as listed by the Society fare in the state of Illinois or Indiana..

ARTICLE III. ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS

SECTION 1. The officers of the Section shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

SECTION 2. There shall be an Executive Board composed of the officers of the Section, the Immediate Past Chair, Editor, the Annual Meeting Chair, one representative from each engineering college member, and one representative from each technical college member.

SECTION 3. A quorum at any meeting of the Executive Board shall be those members in attendance provided that the members of the Executive Board have had at least one week’s notification of the meeting.

SECTION 4. The Chair of the Section shall perform the duties that usually devolve upon that office.  He shall give general leadership and represent the Section in its relations with other organizations and groups.  He shall by virtue of his officer be a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Sections, Zone II.  He shall preside at all meetings of the Section and all meetings of the Executive Board of the Section.  He shall submit a written report at the Annual Business Meeting and at the Zone II, Chair of Sections meeting which shall include a summary of the Section's activities under his administration and his recommendations for the ensuing year.

SECTION 5. The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair during the Chair's absence or inability to act.  It shall also be the duty of the Vice-Chair to plan future activities of the Section and to develop in consultation with the Chair and the Executive Board, means to implement these plans.  He shall, by virtue of his office, be a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Sections, Zone II.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, the Vice-Chair shall submit to the Chair a written report of the activities during his term of office.

SECTION 6. The Secretary shall be responsible for notifying members of the time and place of meetings.  He shall record and maintain files of all meetings of the Executive Board, mail copies  of these minutes to all members of the Executive Board, Chair of  Council of Sections, Zone II, and of the Society Headquarters; keep  a record of the times, places, attendance, and programs of all  meetings and conferences held or sponsored by the Section; maintain  the files of the correspondence, reports, and other written material  of importance in Section activities; and notify the President of the  Society, the Executive Director of the Society, the Editor of the  Society, and the Chair of Sections, Zone II, of the names and  terms of office of all officers and Executive Board members  immediately after they are elected or selected a the Annual Business  Meeting of the Section.  He shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, he shall submit a written report to the Chair of the activities during his term of office.

SECTION 7. The Treasurer shall be the financial agent of the Section.  The funds of the Section shall be in his charge and shall be deposited in the ASEE banking and Accounting Services System (BASS) or in another financial institution or financial institutions as directed by the Executive Board.  All receipts such as fees, net cash flow from meetings and conferences, donations, and other receipts of the Section shall be received by or directed to the treasurer.  All expenditures authorized by the Section or the Executive Board shall be made by the Treasurer.   He shall keep the accounts of the Section and shall submit a statement of these accounts to each Executive Board meeting of the Section and to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section.  He shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, he shall submit a written financial report of the Section.

SECTION 8. The Editor shall have general responsibility for the preparation, publication, and distribution of the section's newsletter.  He must publish one newsletter before the annual Meeting of the Section.  In addition, he shall edit and publish reports and other documents of the Section and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, he shall submit a written report to the Chair on the activities during his term of office.

SECTION 9. The Immediate Past Chair shall serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee and the Awards Committee.  He shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, the Immediate Past Chair shall submit to the Chair a written report of the activities during his term in office.

SECTION 10. The Annual Meeting Chair shall have the responsibility of making all arrangements needed for the Annual Meeting of the Section.  He shall perform such other duties in connection with the Annual Meeting as may be assigned to him by the Chair.

SECTION 11. The members of the Executive Board of the Section that represent the institutional members of the Section shall assist in the planning of the Annual Meeting and coordinate all activities between the Section and the institution they represent.  They shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to them by the Chair.

ARTICLE IV. ELECTION AND SUCCESSION OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1. Annual Business Meeting Election

SECTION 1a. The following officers will be elected annually at the Annual Business Meeting of the Section:
1. Chair
2. Vice-Chair
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer

SECTION 1b. The Nominating Committee shall nominate one or more individual members of the Section for each position to be filled at the Annual Business Meeting Election.  The committee must submit the slate of candidates to the Editor of the newsletter in time for the names to be included in the newsletter.

SECTION 1c. Additional nominations may be made by petitions signed by no fewer than two (2) individual members of the Section.  The petitioners must submit the slate of candidates to the Editor of the newsletter in time for the names to be included in the newsletter.

SECTION 1d. A slate containing all nominations of eligible candidates shall be made available to all members by the newsletter and at the Annual Business Meeting Election.  An incumbent may succeed himself.

SECTION 1e. Additional nominations may be made at the Annual Business Meeting Election.

SECTION 2. The Annual Meeting Chair will be selected by the Annual Meeting host institution for the following year and confirmed at the Annual Business Meeting of the Section.

SECTION 3. The Editor will be appointed by the Chair of the Section and confirmed by the Executive Board.

SECTION 4. The Immediate Past Chair is an ex-officio position.  The Immediate Past Chair will be the most immediate living past Chair of the Section who is currently a member of the Section.

SECTION 5. Vacancies

SECTION 5a. In case of vacancy in the office of Chair, the Vice-Chair shall fill that office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

SECTION 5b. In the case of vacancy in the office of Vice-Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer, the Immediate Past Chair will fill that office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

SECTION 5c. The Chair shall appoint an individual member to fill vacancies of all the remaining elected Executive Board positions and Chair-appointed Executive Board positions.

SECTION 5d. Institutional members will fill all institutional member vacancies on the Executive Board.

SECTION 6. The beginning of the term for all Section Officers and Members of the Executive Board shall be concurrent with the adjournment of the Annual Business Meeting.

ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. The standing committees of the Section are:

SECTION 1a. Awards Committee.

The Awards Committee shall have responsibility for making the awards and recognitions of the Section.  This committee will consist of the immediate Past Chair of the Section who will serve as the Chair of the Committee and four (4) members of the Section, at least two (2) of whom have received awards from the Section.

SECTION 1b. Nominating Committee.

The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for presenting, at the Annual Business Meeting, a slate consisting of nominees for the Elected Officer and Executive Board positions, selectees for the selected Executive Board positions, and a selectee for the Annual Meeting Chair.  The nominating Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past President of the Section who will serve as the Chair of the Committee and two (2) Executive Board members who are selected to the Executive Board by their institution.  The Chair of the Section will appoint the remaining members of the Committee.

SECTION 2. Special Committees.

The Chair of the Section may appoint such committees as are deemed necessary to carry on the work of the section.    The Chair of the Section shall designate the Chair of such committees.  At least one member of such committees must be a member of the Executive Board.  Such committees will be dissolved at the Annual Meeting.

ARTICLE VI. ANNUAL MEETING

SECTION 1. The Section shall hold an Annual Meeting that shall be open to the Annual Meeting of the Section, plan the Annual Business Meeting for the transaction of business and election of officers of the Section, and assist in the planning of the annual program.

SECTION 2. The Executive Board shall establish the location and date of the Annual Meeting of the Section, plan the Annual Business Meeting for the transaction of business and election of officers of the Section, and assist in the planning of the annual program.

SECTION 3. A quorum at any meeting of the Section shall be those members in attendance provided that the members of the Section have had at least one week’s notification of the meeting.

ARTICLE VII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

SECTION 1. The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order (latest edition) shall govern the Section in al cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society, this Constitution or any special rules of order the Section may adopt.

SECTION 2. Actions taken by the Executive Board shall be valid unless challenged by the Board of Directors of the Society or by a petition signed by at least 10 percent of the members of the Section.  The validity of challenges by petition shall be determined by letter ballot of the Section using the same procedure as is used in amending this Constitution.

ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

SECTION 1. This Constitution may be amended by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the votes cast at the annual business meeting of the Section, provided a quorum has been declared. Amendments may be submitted by a majority vote of the members of the Executive Board of the Section or by a petition signed by no fewer than ten members of the Section. Proposed amendments shall be made available to all members of the Section no less than 30 days prior to the annual Section meeting at which the amendments are to be presented for adoption.  Amendments approved by the Section membership shall be submitted by the Zone II Chair to the ASEE Board of Directors for ratification and shall become effective only upon approval by the ASEE Board of Directors.

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Adopted  April 10, 1973
Amended April 15, 1977
Amended April 2, 2005

ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE

The name of this organization shall be the Illinois-Indiana Section of the American Society for Engineering Education, hereinafter referred to as the Section. The American Society for Engineering Education will hereinafter be referred to as the Society.

The purpose of the Section shall conform to the purposes of the Society and include:

1. The promotion of the highest ideals in the conduct of engineering and engineering technology education.

2. The provision of an opportunity for members to meet and benefit from problems and topics of mutual interest, and

3. The promotion, publication, and dissemination of information in the fields of engineering and engineering technology education.

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP

SECTION 1. Membership of the Section shall be of two classes, individual and institutional.

SECTION 2. Individual membership in the Section shall consist of all individual members of the Society whose mailing addresses as listed by the Society are in the state of Illinois or Indiana.

SECTION 3. Institutional membership in the Section shall consist of all institutional members of the Society whose mailing addresses as listed by the Society fare in the state of Illinois or Indiana..

ARTICLE III. ORGANIZATION AND OFFICERS

SECTION 1. The officers of the Section shall consist of a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.

SECTION 2. There shall be an Executive Board composed of the officers of the Section, the Immediate Past Chair, Editor, the Annual Meeting Chair, one representative from each engineering college member, and one representative from each technical college member.

SECTION 3. A quorum at any meeting of the Executive Board shall be those members in attendance provided that the members of the Executive Board have had at least one week’s notification of the meeting.

SECTION 4. The Chair of the Section shall perform the duties that usually devolve upon that office.  He shall give general leadership and represent the Section in its relations with other organizations and groups.  He shall by virtue of his officer be a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Sections, Zone II.  He shall preside at all meetings of the Section and all meetings of the Executive Board of the Section.  He shall submit a written report at the Annual Business Meeting and at the Zone II, Chair of Sections meeting which shall include a summary of the Section's activities under his administration and his recommendations for the ensuing year.

SECTION 5. The Vice-Chair shall perform the duties of the Chair during the Chair's absence or inability to act.  It shall also be the duty of the Vice-Chair to plan future activities of the Section and to develop in consultation with the Chair and the Executive Board, means to implement these plans.  He shall, by virtue of his office, be a member of the Executive Board of the Council of Sections, Zone II.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, the Vice-Chair shall submit to the Chair a written report of the activities during his term of office.

SECTION 6. The Secretary shall be responsible for notifying members of the time and place of meetings.  He shall record and maintain files of all meetings of the Executive Board, mail copies  of these minutes to all members of the Executive Board, Chair of  Council of Sections, Zone II, and of the Society Headquarters; keep  a record of the times, places, attendance, and programs of all  meetings and conferences held or sponsored by the Section; maintain  the files of the correspondence, reports, and other written material  of importance in Section activities; and notify the President of the  Society, the Executive Director of the Society, the Editor of the  Society, and the Chair of Sections, Zone II, of the names and  terms of office of all officers and Executive Board members  immediately after they are elected or selected a the Annual Business  Meeting of the Section.  He shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, he shall submit a written report to the Chair of the activities during his term of office.

SECTION 7. The Treasurer shall be the financial agent of the Section.  The funds of the Section shall be in his charge and shall be deposited in the ASEE banking and Accounting Services System (BASS) or in another financial institution or financial institutions as directed by the Executive Board.  All receipts such as fees, net cash flow from meetings and conferences, donations, and other receipts of the Section shall be received by or directed to the treasurer.  All expenditures authorized by the Section or the Executive Board shall be made by the Treasurer.   He shall keep the accounts of the Section and shall submit a statement of these accounts to each Executive Board meeting of the Section and to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section.  He shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, he shall submit a written financial report of the Section.

SECTION 8. The Editor shall have general responsibility for the preparation, publication, and distribution of the section's newsletter.  He must publish one newsletter before the annual Meeting of the Section.  In addition, he shall edit and publish reports and other documents of the Section and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, he shall submit a written report to the Chair on the activities during his term of office.

SECTION 9. The Immediate Past Chair shall serve as Chair of the Nominating Committee and the Awards Committee.  He shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to him by the Chair.  Prior to the Annual Business Meeting of the Section, the Immediate Past Chair shall submit to the Chair a written report of the activities during his term in office.

SECTION 10. The Annual Meeting Chair shall have the responsibility of making all arrangements needed for the Annual Meeting of the Section.  He shall perform such other duties in connection with the Annual Meeting as may be assigned to him by the Chair.

SECTION 11. The members of the Executive Board of the Section that represent the institutional members of the Section shall assist in the planning of the Annual Meeting and coordinate all activities between the Section and the institution they represent.  They shall perform such other duties as may be assigned to them by the Chair.

ARTICLE IV. ELECTION AND SUCCESSION OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1. Annual Business Meeting Election

SECTION 1a. The following officers will be elected annually at the Annual Business Meeting of the Section:
1. Chair
2. Vice-Chair
3. Secretary
4. Treasurer

SECTION 1b. The Nominating Committee shall nominate one or more individual members of the Section for each position to be filled at the Annual Business Meeting Election.  The committee must submit the slate of candidates to the Editor of the newsletter in time for the names to be included in the newsletter.

SECTION 1c. Additional nominations may be made by petitions signed by no fewer than two (2) individual members of the Section.  The petitioners must submit the slate of candidates to the Editor of the newsletter in time for the names to be included in the newsletter.

SECTION 1d. A slate containing all nominations of eligible candidates shall be made available to all members by the newsletter and at the Annual Business Meeting Election.  An incumbent may succeed himself.

SECTION 1e. Additional nominations may be made at the Annual Business Meeting Election.

SECTION 2. The Annual Meeting Chair will be selected by the Annual Meeting host institution for the following year and confirmed at the Annual Business Meeting of the Section.

SECTION 3. The Editor will be appointed by the Chair of the Section and confirmed by the Executive Board.

SECTION 4. The Immediate Past Chair is an ex-officio position.  The Immediate Past Chair will be the most immediate living past Chair of the Section who is currently a member of the Section.

SECTION 5. Vacancies

SECTION 5a. In case of vacancy in the office of Chair, the Vice-Chair shall fill that office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

SECTION 5b. In the case of vacancy in the office of Vice-Chair, Secretary, or Treasurer, the Immediate Past Chair will fill that office for the remainder of the unexpired term.

SECTION 5c. The Chair shall appoint an individual member to fill vacancies of all the remaining elected Executive Board positions and Chair-appointed Executive Board positions.

SECTION 5d. Institutional members will fill all institutional member vacancies on the Executive Board.

SECTION 6. The beginning of the term for all Section Officers and Members of the Executive Board shall be concurrent with the adjournment of the Annual Business Meeting.

ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES

SECTION 1. The standing committees of the Section are:

SECTION 1a. Awards Committee.

The Awards Committee shall have responsibility for making the awards and recognitions of the Section.  This committee will consist of the immediate Past Chair of the Section who will serve as the Chair of the Committee and four (4) members of the Section, at least two (2) of whom have received awards from the Section.

SECTION 1b. Nominating Committee.

The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for presenting, at the Annual Business Meeting, a slate consisting of nominees for the Elected Officer and Executive Board positions, selectees for the selected Executive Board positions, and a selectee for the Annual Meeting Chair.  The nominating Committee shall consist of the Immediate Past President of the Section who will serve as the Chair of the Committee and two (2) Executive Board members who are selected to the Executive Board by their institution.  The Chair of the Section will appoint the remaining members of the Committee.

SECTION 2. Special Committees.

The Chair of the Section may appoint such committees as are deemed necessary to carry on the work of the section.    The Chair of the Section shall designate the Chair of such committees.  At least one member of such committees must be a member of the Executive Board.  Such committees will be dissolved at the Annual Meeting.

ARTICLE VI. ANNUAL MEETING

SECTION 1. The Section shall hold an Annual Meeting that shall be open to the Annual Meeting of the Section, plan the Annual Business Meeting for the transaction of business and election of officers of the Section, and assist in the planning of the annual program.

SECTION 2. The Executive Board shall establish the location and date of the Annual Meeting of the Section, plan the Annual Business Meeting for the transaction of business and election of officers of the Section, and assist in the planning of the annual program.

SECTION 3. A quorum at any meeting of the Section shall be those members in attendance provided that the members of the Section have had at least one week’s notification of the meeting.

ARTICLE VII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

SECTION 1. The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order (latest edition) shall govern the Section in al cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society, this Constitution or any special rules of order the Section may adopt.

SECTION 2. Actions taken by the Executive Board shall be valid unless challenged by the Board of Directors of the Society or by a petition signed by at least 10 percent of the members of the Section.  The validity of challenges by petition shall be determined by letter ballot of the Section using the same procedure as is used in amending this Constitution.

ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION

SECTION 1. This Constitution may be amended by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the votes cast at the annual business meeting of the Section, provided a quorum has been declared. Amendments may be submitted by a majority vote of the members of the Executive Board of the Section or by a petition signed by no fewer than ten members of the Section. Proposed amendments shall be made available to all members of the Section no less than 30 days prior to the annual Section meeting at which the amendments are to be presented for adoption.  Amendments approved by the Section membership shall be submitted by the Zone II Chair to the ASEE Board of Directors for ratification and shall become effective only upon approval by the ASEE Board of Directors.

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