Constitution







Name and Purpose

SECTION A – Name

(1) The name of this not-for-profit organization is the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education. (2) In the event that the UCWHRE is dismantled for any reason, any remaining monies shall be distributed to another non-profit organization(s) as determined by the Council.

SECTION B – Headquarters

The headquarters of the Council shall be at the institution employing the Secretary-Treasurer of the Council.

SECTION C – Mission

The mission of UCWHRE is to be a recognized force in shaping the future of career and technical education and human resource development through improving the policy and practices of education in the United States toward the betterment of individuals and the larger society.

SECTION D – Purposes

  1. Provide a forum surfacing and debating the contemporary issues significant to career and technical education and human resource development.
  2. Develop and formulate positions on emerging trends and issues affecting career and technical education and human resource development.
  3. Improve the capacity of member institutions to shape the direction of career and technical education and human resource development through teaching, research, and service.
  4. Promote an understanding of significant issues in career and technical education and human resource development.
  5.  Increase the visibility of higher education institutions concerned with the professional preparation of individuals preparing for roles in career and technical education and human resource development.
Expand collaboration with individuals and organizations which focus on issues affecting career and technical education and human resource development.
In carrying out the above purposes of the organization, attention will be give to maintenance, development, and operation of the UCWHRE.



Organization

SECTION A -Fiscal Year
The fiscal year for the University Council for Workforce and Human Resource Education shall be from July 1through June 30.

SECTION B – Membership Criteria

Membership will be composed of universities providing research, service, and instruction in career and technical education and human resource development. Membership will be limited to those universities meeting the following criteria.

  1. Doctoral Program: The doctoral program must be supported by graduate faculty representing expertise in career and technical education and human resource development or related fields. As identified by the institution’s graduate school, the doctoral program must have an emphasis in career and technical education and human resource development. The doctoral program(s) as described above must have produced one or more doctorates in the previous three years.
  2. Related Discipline: Support shall be available in the related disciplines necessary to guarantee breadth of the doctoral program.
  3. Staff/faculty Research Development: The faculty has made and continues to make contributions to the fields of career and technical education and human resource development or related disciplines through scholarly inquiry recognized as worthwhile by the Council.

SECTION C – Membership

Prospective institutional members shall submit an application for membership using forms approved by the Council together with such supporting materials deemed necessary to show eligibility. The Executive Board, or a review committee appointed by the President for this purpose, shall evaluate the application and support materials submitted and recommend to the President the acceptance or rejection of the application. If the recommendation is favorable, the President shall appoint a committee to verify the authenticity of the application submitted as well as to clarify any questions raised by the review committee. The committee shall report its findings at a meeting of the Representative Assembly of the Council and recommend acceptance or rejection of the institution as a new member. A positive vote by three-fourths of the delegates will be sufficient to elect the institution to membership on the Council. The Executive Board shall be authorized to recommend temporary modifications of the membership criteria to accommodate unique situations of member institutions or institution applying for membership. The Executive Board may appoint ex-officio members to foster collaboration with individuals and organizations which focus on issues affecting education, training and development

Member institutions who fail to send a delegate to the annual meeting of the Representative Assembly and/or fail to meet other requirements for membership as, stated in Sections B and C of Article II on Organization, shall be placed on probation for one year by the Executive Committee. Failure to correct deficiencies to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee by the second year from the time of violation will result in loss of Council membership upon recommendation of Trustees and approval by Delegate Assembly.


Governance

SECTION A- Representative Assembly

The Council shall be governed by a Representative Assembly consisting of one delegate from each member institution. A delegate shall be a full time faculty member engaged in the work of career and technical education and human resource development who has been designated by the member institution.

SECTION B – Executive Board

The Executive Board shall consist of the five officers along with three other delegates elected each year at the annual meeting of the Representative Assembly to serve for terms of three years. Terms shall be staggered so that one new trustee is elected each year after the first year of Council operation.

SECTION C – Criteria for Membership on the Executive Board

Board of Trustee members shall be full-time members who have been designated as delegate(s) of member institution(s). In the event that a trustee ceases to be a delegate of the member institutions, that office will be vacated and a new trustee will be elected by the Representative Assembly to complete the unexpired term. (While an institution may send a substitute delegate to the Council meetings, the substitute may not serve as a member of the Board of Trustees.)

SECTION D – Officers

The officers shall consist of President, President-Elect , Past-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The President-Elect shall be elected annually. When the President, who shall serve a two-year term, begins the second year of office, the person elected President-Elect is designated as President. Both the Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected for a two-year term. The officers shall comprise the Executive Committee.

SECTION E – Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee shall consist of an editor and two associate editors elected by the membership of the Council. All three positions shall be elected the first year (one three-year term [Associate Editor], one two-year term [Associate Editor], and one year term [Editor]). Thereafter, one Associate Editor shall be elected each year. Election of a replacement (new) Associate Editor shall take place at the annual meeting of the Council.

SECTION F – Parliamentarian

A Parliamentarian may be appointed by the President and confirmed by a vote of two-thirds of the delegates at the Representative Assembly and may be appointed on a year-to-year basis with no limit in the time he/she serves.

SECTION G – Duties of the Representative Assembly

The Representative Assembly shall elect the officers and other Executive Board members.
The Representative Assembly shall approve the policies and guidelines for the Council including the annual program of activities.
The Representative Assembly shall meet at least annually or at the call of the Executive Boardof the Council. There shall be one annual Representative Assembly meeting. Special Representative Assembly meetings may be called by the Executive Board of the Council or by petition of 33 percent of the Council membership.

SECTION H – Duties of the Executive Board

The Executive Board shall be authorized to conduct necessary business of the Council following the Constitution and Bylaws and other guidelines developed at meetings of the Council.

SECTION I – Duties of the Officers

President. IIt shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings of the Council, the Executive Board, and the Executive Committee. The President shall appoint all committees, except the Executive Committee, and may serve as an ex-officio member of those committees. The Executive Board may appoint a officers, unable to complete their term of office, until an election can be held by the membership.

President Elect. It shall be the duty of the President-Elect to preside at all meetings in the absence of the President and to assist the President at all times in performing the duties of that office. He/she shall be responsible for planning and conducting professional day programs in conjunction with the annual meeting and other meetings of the Council.

Past President. It shall be the duty of the Past President to assist the President at all times in performing the duties of that office. If the term of office is not able to be completed, then the office will remain vacant until the current President’s term is completed.

Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep and distribute the minutes of the meeting of the Council, its Executive Board and its Executive Committee. The Secretary will keep a roster of the persons attending meetings; and will be responsible for the correspondence of the Council.

Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to keep and disburse all funds authorized by the Council and maintaining complete and accurate records of all transactions. The Treasurer will present an annual financial report.

SECTION J – Duties of the Executive Committee

The Executive Committee shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Executive Committee shall conduct such business as may be authorized by the Executive Board and/or specified in the Constitution and Bylaws.

SECTION K – Duties of the Editorial Committee

The Editorial Committee shall be responsible for recommending and implementing guidelines for the preparation, production and distribution of all publications released under Council sponsorship. Duties shall include: recommending publication priorities, identifying authors, reviewing and editing drafts, recommending and obtaining approval (from University Council members) for publications, arranging for reproduction and distribution of publications, getting Council publications into the ERIC system and fisted in professional journals, and identifying recipients of complimentary copies of Council publications.

SECTION L – Duties of Parliamentarian

The Parliamentarian will act as advisor to the President on all matters of procedure and will interpret the application of parliamentary rules of order to situations which arise in the course of formal Council meetings.

SECTION M – Standing Committees

The President of the Council shall appoint annually the following standing committees: The Nominating Committee and the Auditing Committee. Other special committees may be appointed as needed.

The Nominating Committee shall place in nomination, at the annual Representative Assembly meeting, candidates for Executive Board members and for various Council offices.

The Auditing Committee shall examine the books of the Treasurer and report the findings at the annual Representative Assembly meeting.