BYLAWS

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of the organization shall be Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC), an affiliate of the Administration Division of the Association of Career and Technical Education (ACTE).

Our mission is to advocate for access and equity for every person and lead educators in developing a competitive, diverse workforce.  CTEEC strives to create opportunities and resources for full participation and potential achievement for all professionals, students, and employees in CTE.

 

ARTICLE II. PURPOSES
The purposes of this organization are:

  • Awareness - To promote and support career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary level;

  • Advocacy - To support equitable and full participation of all students and employees in career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary level;

  • Professional Development -  To encourage professional growth and development of the members, as well as, promote linkages between workforce professionals, businesses, and industry;

  • Community - To serve as a unifying Council for educators, staff, workforce development, and other professionals working with special populations defined as individuals with disabilities, economically disadvantaged families, single parents, out-of-workforce individuals, and individuals prepared for non-traditional training and employment, and individuals with other barriers to educational achievement.  

  • Networking - To provide an opportunity for professional affiliation and a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on equity issues;

  • Support the goals/objectives of the Administrative Division at ACTE and ACTE (in general) in the following ways:

    • Increase the effectiveness of career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary level by  focusing on high expectations and full participation for all students and employees

    • Promote continued research and resulting strategies in career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary level and educational equity;

    • Developing leadership in career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary level and educational equity;

    • Participate in professional development for continuous program improvement;

    • cooperating and working with all technical and post-secondary  organizations;

    • Work with the ACTE Administrative Division and the other affiliates/members of ACTE; and

    • Providing advocacy for equity issues within the larger technical and post-secondary education community.

 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility:  Membership in this organization is open to individuals who are members of ACTE and who are: (1) Interested and/or actively involved in career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary levels, and (2) Interested and/or supportive of career and technical educators and professionals at the secondary and post-secondary education level.

Classification of Members and Procedures

  • Affiliate Member - For members of ACTE who (a) promote career and technical education equity and/or (b) are responsible for administration, supervision, coordination of career and technical education or is in a professional staff position of equitable career and technical education at the local, state or national levels.

  • Affiliate Members will be entitled to vote, hold office, and serve on Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC) committees.

  • State Affiliate Member - For state agency professionals and/or consultants that has an interest in activities that foster access and equity in career and technical education at the secondary and post-secondary level. The State Affiliate Member should be a person with a broad base of knowledge from a statewide perspective.

  • State Affiliate Members will be non-voting members who can attend meetings, workshops and serve on Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC) committees.

  • Friend of CTEEC Associate Membership - For individuals or corporations interested in the position of equity in career and technical education and the labor market.

  • Friend of CTEEC Associate Members will be non-voting members who can attend meetings, workshops, and serve on Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC) committees; associate members cannot hold elective offices.

  • Honorary Life Member - For individuals who have distinguished themselves in the promotion of equity programs and career and technical education.

  • Honorary Life Member will be entitled to vote, hold office, and serve on the Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC) committees, but will be exempt from payment of dues. Nominations for honorary memberships shall be submitted to the Executive Committee at least 60 days prior to the CTEEC annual meeting and shall be awarded based on a majority vote of the affiliate membership.

  • The membership year shall extend from July 1 through June 30, regardless of when the dues are paid.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

Officers:  Officers shall be affiliate members and shall be:

  • President

  • President-Elect

  • Secretary

  • Treasurer

  • Past President

Terms commencing at the close of the CTEEC annual meeting which is held concurrently with the annual ACTE Convention. The following elected members will serve as the Executive Committee.

A simple majority of the Executive Committee must be present at meetings to constitute a quorum. A simple majority vote of the membership present is required to pass motions in all CTEEC meetings. In case of a tie vote, the vote shall be retaken with the President abstaining.
 
Terms of Office:

  • The President will serve a two year term – 1st year as President, and 2nd year as Past President.

  • The President-Elect will serve a two year term – 1st year as Co-Chair of CTEEC’s Professional Development committee before transitioning their the role of President during the 2nd year.

  • The Secretary will serve for a term of two years commencing on odd-numbered years.

  • The Treasurer will serve for a term of two years commencing on even-numbered years.

The term of office shall extend from CTEEC Annual Business Meeting, held during ACTE VISION Conference for the corresponding year until one year following. 

Duties of Officers:

Officers may conduct business on behalf of the membership of the Career and Technical Education Equity Council (CTEEC) between annual meetings. And, ensure all of the organization’s activities align to mission, goals and objectives, as outlined.

  • The President will preside over the annual meeting and shall represent the Career and Technical Education Equity Council at ACTE VISION Conference, NAPE Program of Work, and NSEE. Additionally, the President will chair the CTEEC Program of Work Committee, and the monthly meetings involving Executive Committee and committee chairs.

  • The President-Elect shall assist the President and serve in the absence of the President. This individual will represent CTEEC at NAPE Program of Work and ACTE’s National Policy Seminar. The President-Elect will co-chair the Professional Development committee, with the President for the first year of their term.

  • The Secretary shall be responsible for the minutes of all meetings and revision of work plans created at CTEEC’s Program of Work.

  • The Treasurer shall be responsible for the financial transactions of the Council. This person shall also be responsible for having financial records reviewed by an outside entity prior to relinquishing those records to the next Treasurer.

  • The Past-President will chair the CTEEC Nominating Committee. This individual will serve in an advisory role to the Executive Committee. The Past-President will represent CTEEC at ACTE VISION Conference.


Election of Officers
 

Voting:  A mail or electronic ballot shall be provided by the nominating committee with a write-in option. The ballot shall be disseminated at least 30 days prior to the CTEEC Annual Meeting, held at ACTE VISION Conference. In order to be counted, ballots must be received by a date to be determined by the nominating committee.
 

Nominations:  Those nominated shall be President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer. The office of President will be filled by the President-Elect. The office of Past-President will be filled by the outgoing President.
 

Vacancies:  The filling of vacancies in the position of President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer will be by appointment of the President.
 

ARTICLE V. COMMITTEES
Committees shall be appointed from the eligible membership of the Council by the President. Standing committees shall include:

  • Program of Work Committee                             Chaired by President

  • Nomination Committee                                     Chaired by Past-President

  • Bylaws Committee                                          

  • Membership Committee

  • Public Policy Committee                                  

  • Marketing/Public Relations Committee

  • Professional Development Committee                Chaired by President and President-Elect  

  • Awards Committee

Ad hoc Committee:  Ad hoc committees may be created by the President as the necessity arises.

Executive Committee:  The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Past President. The President will be responsible for completing the Program of Work, and informing other Executive Committee members of invited committee members and/or guests.

ACTE Policy Committee:  The President shall represent CTEEC on the Policy Committee of the Administrative Division of ACTE. Other representation made possible by expanded membership will first be filled by the President-Elect or the Past-President; other representatives will be appointed by the President as needed.

 

ARTICLE VI. ANNUAL MEETING
The annual meeting of CTEEC shall be held concurrently with the annual convention of ACTE, at which the business of the organization will be conducted.
 
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS
Proposed amendments shall be in the hands of the President, and will be reviewed by the Bylaws Committee and disseminated to the membership.

Changes to the Bylaws as recommended by the CTEEC Committee shall be approved by a majority vote of the affiliated members by ballot, email or fax.
 

ARTICLE VIII. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
Roberts Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
Proposed Revisions, presented to Executive Committee: November 2017

Last Revision, presented by the Committee: September 2018

Proposed Revisions, presented to CTEEC Membership: November 2018

Approved and Adopted:  December 2018