Roane State Community College Chapter
American Association of University Professors
Adopted October 4, 2019
The name of the organization is the Roane State Community College Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP or the Association).
The purposes of this chapter are to:
In furtherance of the purposes described above, but not in limitation thereof, the chapter shall have power to conduct studies; to disseminate statistics and other information; to engage in appropriate fundraising activities; to conduct promotional activities, including advertising and publicity, in or by any suitable manner of media; to hold such property as is necessary to accomplish its purposes; and to employ individuals to further its purposes under Article 2. This chapter is organized and operated for the above stated purposes, and for other nonprofit purposes. No part of any net earnings shall inure to the benefit of any member.
Eligibility for membership in this chapter shall extend to all current and retired faculty members at Roane State Community College who are national members of the American Association of University Professors, except for associate members. All chapter members may vote in chapter matters.
The officers of this organization shall be a president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer. The term of office shall not exceed two years. Persons so elected may serve two consecutive terms.
President: The duties of the president shall include carrying out the policies of the chapter, appointing all committees of the chapter, exercising general supervision over the activities of the chapter, and presiding at meetings of the chapter and executive committee. The president shall be a member ex officio of all committees.
Vice-president: The duties of the vice president shall include those usually appertaining to the office and those delegated by the president. In the absence of the president, the vice president shall serve in the president's stead.
Secretary-treasurer: The duties of the secretary-treasurer shall include keeping a record of all proceedings and correspondence of the chapter, certifying chapter delegates to the Association's annual meeting, preparing or overseeing the preparation of newsletters for distribution to the faculty if such shall be desired, and maintaining official contact with the Association. It shall be the duty of the chapter secretary-treasurer to provide the secretary-treasurer of the Association the names of the officers of the chapter and the chapter bylaws and to conduct the correspondence of the chapter with the Association secretary-treasurer. The secretary-treasurer shall keep an accurate record of all funds received and disbursed. At the request of the executive committee, the secretary-treasurer shall prepare an annual chapter budget and report of finances and submit them for approval. Additionally, it shall be the duty of the secretary-treasurer to remit to the Association and/or to the applicable state conference any dues collected on behalf of the Association and/or conference. In the absence of the president and vice-president, the secretary-treasurer shall preside at meetings of the chapter.
When an officer has resigned or is disqualified, the office shall be filled by a special election of the chapter, which shall be held as promptly as is feasible. The executive committee is empowered to fill vacancies in any elective office until a special election is held. The person so elected shall hold office for the remainder of the term. Officers elected by secret ballot shall also serve as chapter delegates/alternates to AAUP meetings and any applicable AAUP state conference meetings in the order listed above.
The chapter may establish chapter dues. Any chapter dues will be established by a secret ballot vote conducted among voting chapter members. The vote may by conducted either by mail ballot or, after reasonable notice, at a regular or special membership meeting. Chapter members must pay current AAUP dues, any mandatory conference dues, and chapter dues.
The chapter shall hold regular meetings at least twice each academic year.
Special meetings of the chapter may be called by the president or a majority of the executive committee. Written notice of such meetings shall be provided each member by the secretary-treasurer of the chapter at least five days in advance of the meeting date. The president shall call special meetings of the chapter within seven days of being so directed by the executive committee or by a petition signed by ten percent of the members.
The quorum required for the transaction of business at all meetings of the chapter shall consist of 20 percent of the members.
Upon dissolution of the chapter, its assets shall be distributed to the Association, a charitable and educational organization.
These bylaws may be amended by the three-fourths affirmative vote of a quorum of the chapter at a regular or special meeting, provided that notice setting forth the proposed amendment or amendments with reasons thereof and setting forth any known objections thereto shall have been sent to each member at least thirty days prior to the meeting. A petition of ten percent of the chapter membership may also initiate amendments. The approval of two-thirds of the active membership responding to a written ballot under the preparatory conditions cited above shall also constitute approval.
Robert’s Rules of Order Revised shall be the authority for this chapter in matters of procedure not specified above.
Enacted this 4th day of October in the year 2019.
Constance M Blalock • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4255 • Click name for email address
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