Rocky Mountain Section Bylaws

Rocky Mountain Section Bylaws

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Revised April 1998


Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Rocky Mountain Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
Section 2. The Section geographical boundary is determined by the ASEE Board of Directors. The Section is further subdivided into the East and West Regions (roughly by the Continental Divide) for administrative convenience.
Section 3. The objectives of this Section shall be:
  • To further the purposes of the ASEE as set forth in its Constitution and Bylaws;
  • To provide the opportunity for discussion of opportunities and problems in engineering education;
  • To promote the improvement of instructional methodology and procedures;
  • To cultivate a fraternal spirit among engineering teachers, administrators, investigators, industrialists, and practitioners of the Rocky Mountain Section.
Section 1. Membership shall be of two classes: individual and institutional.
  • Individual membership shall be composed of all individual members of the Society residing in the Section.
  • Institutional membership shall be composed of all institutional members of the Society located within the Section.
Section 1.

The officers shall consist of the Section Chair, Past Section Chair, Vice Chair East, Vice Chair West, Annual Meeting Chair, Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor.

Section 2. The Chair shall hold office for one year. The Vice Chair East and Vice Chair West shall be elected in alternating years for a period of two years and shall be Section Chair Elect on an alternating annual basis.
Section 3. There shall be a nominating committee of three members composed of the immediate Past Section Chair and the representative Vice Chairs for the East and West regions, with the Past Section Chair serving in the chair. Two names will be placed in nomination for the position of Vice Chair East or Vice Chair West, whichever is due to be filled. The voting shall place at least two weeks before the annual Section meeting.
Section 4. The Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor shall be appointed by the Section Executive Committee.
Section 5. The elected officers shall be declared as elected at the annual meeting and all officers shall take office 10 days following the annual section meeting.
Section 6. The Executive Committee of the Section will be the Section Chair, Immediate Past Section Chair, Vice Chair East, Vice Chair West, Secretary-Treasurer and Newsletter Editor.
Section 7. Liaison representatives may be appointed from the Divisions of ASEE (e.g., Relations with Industry (RWI) and Educational Research Methods (ERM).
Section 8. If a vacancy occurs in any of the offices, such vacancy shall be filled by an appointment made by the Executive Committee.
Section 9. Duties of officers:
  • The Section Chair shall:

    1. Be familiar with the objectives of the national, zone, and section organizations and be responsible for their implementation in the Section;

    2. Be responsible for the functioning of the Section;

    3. Preside at business meetings of the Section and meetings of the Executive Committee;

    4. Be an ex-officio member of all Section Committees;

    5. Be a representative to the Council of Sections, Zone IV;

    6. Be responsible for the spring annual meeting and act as chair of the annual program committee;

  • The Section Past Chair shall:

    1. Preside at meetings in the absence of the Section Chair;

    2. Serve as nominating committee chair.

  • The East/West Vice Chair (who is Chair Elect) shall:

    1. Be responsible for all activities associated with awards: promotion, soliciting nominations, selection, and presentation;

    2. Be a representative to the Council of Sections Zone IV.

  • The East/West Vice Chair (who is not Chair Elect) shall:

    1. Serve as Chair of the Campus Representatives of the region with responsibility to encourage:

    a. cooperative effective teaching programs between schools, and
    b. communication between Campus Representatives and Deans on a regional basis.

  • The Secretary-Treasurer shall:

    1. Record the minutes of the Section business meeting and Executive Committee meetings.

    2. Be authorized to disburse Section funds at the discretion of the Chair;

    3. maintain appropriate financial records.

  • The Newsletter Editor shall act as editor of the Section Newsletter with Campus Representatives acting as local reporters

Section 1. The Rocky Mountain Section shall hold its Annual Meeting in the spring with the program to be determined by the Section Chair.
Section 2. The Annual Meeting will be at the location of the school of the Section Chair.
Section 3. The registration fee to defray a reasonable portion of the cost of the meeting may be assessed those individuals attending the meeting.
Section 4.

The Section Chair shall hold a meeting of the Executive Committee in the fall for the purposes of planning the year's activities and of reviewing these bylaws and the responsibilities of officers. The Chair of Council of Sections, Zone IV, shall be invited to attend.

Section 1. Amendments to the Bylaws shall be made at any annual meeting by a majority vote of the members present and voting at the same meeting.