- Foundation Members
Conflict of Interest Policy
and Research Policy
Board of Directors
The corporation shall
be a self-governing organization known as the Association for Educational
Communications and Technology.
The principal office
of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (sometimes
hereinafter referred to as the "Association") shall be at 1025
Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005. However, the Association may also
establish and maintain such offices both within and without the District
of Columbia or the United States as the Board of Directors shall from
time to time designate.
The corporate seal
shall have the name of the Association and shall also have inscribed thereon
the words "Corporate Seal, Washington, DC." The seal may be
changed at the pleasure of the Board of Directors.
The Association is
incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia pursuant to Articles
of Incorporation filed on June 27, 1969. The Association shall be governed
by the Constitution and Bylaws as amended from time to time in accordance
with the respective provisions thereof. Neither the Constitution nor Bylaws
shall conflict with the Articles of Incorporation.
The goal of AECT
is to facilitate humane learning through the systematic development, utilization,
and management of learning resources, which include people, processes,
and media in educational settings.
Any person or organization
interested in the purposes and objectives of the Association may become
a member upon payment of dues as provided for in the Bylaws for classes
of membership as the Board of Directors may from time to time establish.
- The determination
of policy and the direction of Association affairs are the responsibility
of a Board of Directors, elected and functioning as provided herein.
An Assembly which is representative of members has responsibilities
as provided in the Bylaws.
- The officers of
the Association shall be a President, a President-Elect, and a Secretary-Treasurer.
The President-Elect and the Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected as
provided for in the Bylaws, and the President-Elect shall hold office
for one year and the Secretary-Treasurer shall hold office for three
years. The officers shall hold office until their successors are elected
- An Executive Director
shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors
may terminate the services of the Executive Director upon giving four
months notice. He or she shall be appointed for a term not to exceed
three years and may be reappointed.
- The President
shall be the person elected as President-Elect by the membership the
previous year. In the event that the President shall not serve out his/her
full term, the President-Elect shall succeed to the unexpired remainder
thereof and continue through his/her own term.
- The President-Elect
and the Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected by the membership. In the
event that the President-Elect shall be unable to serve out the term,
both a President and a President-Elect shall be nominated and elected
at the time of the next election. In the event that both President and
President-Elect shall be unable to serve, the Board of Directors shall
elect one of its members to serve as presiding officer of the Association.
In the event that the Secretary-Treasurer shall be unable to serve out
his/her term, the Board of Directors shall elect one of its members
to serve as Secretary-Treasurer.
- The members of
the Board of Directors who are not officers of the Association shall
be selected as provided for in the Bylaws. A vacancy on the Board of
Directors may be filled for the unexpired term by the Board of Directors.
A member shall not be eligible for re-election or reappointment until
one year after the expiration of his/her term.
- The Board of Directors
shall determine official Association policy.
- The annual conference
for members and others interested in educational communications and
technology may adopt and publish resolutions. These resolutions shall
be considered by the Board of Directors and may be adopted as official
policy of the Association.
and Bylaws shall be reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors, and
published and distributed to the membership.
- Proposals for
amending the Constitution may originate in the Board or by a petition
submitted to the Board of one-half of one percent (0.5%) active members
as of the date of the amendment. The Board shall submit the proposed
constitutional change to the Assembly along with the Board's recommendation.
When the proposed amendment has been approved by a majority vote of
the Assembly, it shall be submitted to a vote by the membership.
- Proposals for
amending the Constitution may be presented to the Executive Director
by a petition signed by two and one-half percent (2.5%) of active members
of the Association. After validating the signatures on the petition,
the Executive Director will take the necessary steps to present the
proposed amendment to a vote by the membership.
- In all cases the
proposed amendment must be submitted in writing to the Executive Director
at least four months prior to the mail ballot. At least two months prior
to the mailing of the ballot, the membership must be informed of the
amendment with an explanation of the reasons for its implementation.
- An amendment shall
become effective when it has been approved by no less than two-thirds
of the ballots returned to and counted by the Executive Director.