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Constitution

NAME
PRINCIPAL OFFICE
CORPORATE SEAL
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
GOAL
MEMBERSHIP
GOVERNANCE AND OFFICERS
ELECTIONS
ASSOCIATION POLICY STATEMENTS
PUBLICATION OF CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS
AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

SECTION 1 - NAME

The corporation shall be a self-governing organization known as the Association for Educational Communications and Technology.

SECTION 2 - PRINCIPAL OFFICE

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.

SECTION 3 - CORPORATE SEAL

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.

SECTION 4 - ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION

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.

SECTION 5 - GOAL

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.

SECTION 6 - MEMBERSHIP

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.

SECTION 7 - GOVERNANCE AND OFFICERS

  1. 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.
  2. 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 and qualify.
  3. 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.

SECTION 8 - ELECTIONS

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

SECTION 9 - ASSOCIATION POLICY STATEMENTS

  1. The Board of Directors shall determine official Association policy.
  2. 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.

SECTION 10 - PUBLICATION OF CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

The Constitution and Bylaws shall be reviewed periodically by the Board of Directors, and published and distributed to the membership.

SECTION 11 - AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

 

 

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