Adopted May 6,1949;Revised April 28,1953,May 28 1956, April 20,1959,May 10,1962
ARTICLE I - NAME AND AFFILIATION
Section 3. Any interested full-time student in any institution of higher learning shall be entitled to student membership upon payment of annual dues. Student members shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges of regular members except the right to hold office.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS ¡¤ The number of representatives at large, shall not be fewer than two nor more than nine. The Executive Board shall have the right to appoint two of the nine representatives at large to address issues of diversity on the Board. ¡¤ The Executive Director, the editor(s) of the Newsletter, the editor of the Association journal Impact, conference or workshop chairperson(s) who are not members of the Executive Board, and the SED liaison shall serve as non-voting members of the Executive Board.
¡¤ The number of representatives at large, shall not be fewer than two nor more than nine. The Executive Board shall have the right to appoint two of the nine representatives at large to address issues of diversity on the Board.
¡¤ The Executive Director, the editor(s) of the Newsletter, the editor of the Association journal Impact, conference or workshop chairperson(s) who are not members of the Executive Board, and the SED liaison shall serve as non-voting members of the Executive Board.
ARTICLE VI ¨C ASCD LEADERSHIP COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
As of July 2008 the following shall constitute NYSASCD¡¯s representation to the (ASCD) Leadership Council.)
Guaranteed Representatives¨C The two guaranteed representatives shall be the President and the President Elect of NYSASCD. The President Elect will begin his/her three year term in the second year of the term of office and continue as a guaranteed representative through the two year President¡¯s term.)
Proportional Representatives¨C Proportional representatives shall be appointed by the Executive Board.
The first proportional representative shall be the Executive Director. The second proportional representative shall be appointed by the NYSASCD Executive Board from the membership of the Executive Board or the NYSASCD membership at large.
Members of the ASCD Leadership Council must be members in good standing of ASCD for the year prior to their selection. The term of office of the representatives from the NYSASCD Executive Board to the ASCD Leadership Council shall be three years and shall begin on July 1st and end on June 30th.
ARTICLE VII ¨C NYSASCD EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The NYSASCD Executive Committee shall be comprised of the President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Executive Director.
The Executive Committee shall constitute the governing body of NYSASCD in the intervals between meetings of the Executive Board. It shall execute policies approved by the Executive Board and assume responsibility for the general administration of the affairs of NYSASCD.
ARTICLE VIII ¨C NYSASCD STANDING COMMITTEES
All committees appointed to assist with the work of NYSASCD shall be named by the President with the approval of the Executive Board. These committees will generally include Membership, Nominations, Influence and other ad hoc committees as deemed necessary.
A Nominations Committee shall be chaired by the Immediate Past President. This Committee, appointed by the President, shall be composed of Representatives of each regional affiliate. This committee shall prepare a single slate of officers. The slate shall be presented to the membership no later than May 15th via paper ballot or electronically. The slate will be approved by a vote of the majority of the NYSASCD members submitting paper or electronic ballots. Nominations for each years slate will be accepted from NYSASCD members during a time period designated by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE IX ¨C NYSASCD ELECTIONS
All persons elected or appointed to NYSASCD Executive Board shall have held membership in NYSASCD for at least one year immediately prior to their election or appointment.
ARTICLE X-NYSASCD MEETINGS
There shall be an annual meeting at a time and place designated by the Executive Board. The Executive Board may call other meetings at its discretion and shall decide upon the program of all meetings.
ARTICLE XI ¨C NYSASCD BY-LAWS
Details of the activities of NYSASCD shall be regulated by the NYSASCD By-Laws. The By-Laws may be amended at the Board designated annual meeting for the transaction of official business by a majority vote of the members present.
Such proposed amendments shall be prepared in printed or electronic format and be available prior to the Board designated annual meeting. Any proposed amendment shall be effective immediately upon adoption
ARTICLE XII ¨C AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
The Constitution may be amended in the following manner. The proposed amendment may be submitted to the Executive Board for consideration by any NYSASCD member in good standing. If the Executive Board deems that the proposed amendment"s) serves the purposes and operation of the organization, then the proposed amendment(s) will be made available to the membership for comment through the Association Newsletter and the Association webpage. Voting on changes and amendments shall be by ballot provided in the Association Newsletter and web site All approved changes and amendments shall become effective the following July 1st. Ballot may be electronic or paper.
ARTICLE XIII ¨C NYSASCD ASSETS ON LIQUIDATION
No part of the net income, revenue, and grants of NYSASCD shall inure to the benefit of any member, officer, or any private individual except reasonable compensation may be paid for services rendered in connection with one or more of its purposes, and no member or any private individual shall be entitled to share in the distribution of any part of the assets of NYSASCD on its liquidation. The assets of NYSASCD, after payment of debts and obligations, shall be transferred to an organization with federal tax exemption for charitable and educational purposes similar to those of this Association, which exempt organization shall be designated by the Executive Board of NYSASCD.
ARTICLE XIV ¨C NYSASCD PERIODIC REVIEW OF CONSTITUTION
The Executive Board shall review the provisions of the Constitution at least once every five years. If the constitution has need of major revision, the Executive Board shall establish a Constitution Revision Committee.
The Constitution Revision Committee shall present proposed constitutional revisions to the Executive Board. If accepted, the revised constitution must then be submitted to the membership for approval. The revised Constitution must be approved by a two-thirds majority of the members voting. Only members who are in good standing of NYSASCD are voting members.
ARTICLE XV ¨C DIVERSITY IN MEMBERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
In order to support our belief that diversity strengthens society, NYSASCD shall actively seek members who represent diversity in gender, age, job role, ethnicity, geographical location and viewpoint. The organization will neither accept invitations from nor participate in any activity or organization that does not support an equal opportunity or nondiscrimination policy.
ARTICLE XVI ¨C INTERNAL REVENUE CLAUSE
All activities shall be conducted in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code and Regulations relating to organizations described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the code, as now, and hereafter amended.