The name of this organization shall be the Multidisciplinary Engineering Committee (MECC) of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Section 1. The purpose of this Committee shall be the promotion and development of multidisciplinary Engineering education, and shall be consistent with the purpose of the Society as stated in Article I Section 2 of the constitution of ASEE.
Section 2. The Committee shall assist in providing sound curricula in modern engineering by sponsoring papers, presentations, and panel discussions, etc., on the subject matter and on methods of presentation of courses and programs in multidisciplinary engineering education.
Section 3. The Committee shall represent the interests of curricula in multidisciplinary engineering by acting as a resource to assist these programs with regard to accreditation, student placement, etc.
Section 4. The Committee seeks to achieve representation from all multidisciplinary engineering programs.
Any member of ASEE shall become a member of the Committee by indicating this preference as one of his/her Committee affiliation choices.
Section 1. The officers of this Committee shall consist of a Chair, a Vice-Chair,
and a Secretary-Treasurer.
Section 2. The Chair shall preside over the Executive Committee (see Article
V), which conducts all affairs of the Committee.
Section 3. The chief duty of the Vice-Chair is to serve as Program Chair. In
this capacity, the Vice-Chair shall preside over the Program Committee and be
responsible for the coordination of activities related to the preparation of
the program for the Annual ASEE Conference. The Vice-Chair shall assume the
duties of the Chair when necessary.
Section 4. The Secretary-Treasurer shall prepare minutes of MECC meetings and
shall administer all monetary funds of the MECC.
Section 5. The Chair and Vice-Chair may not succeed themselves. It is permissible
for the Vice-Chair to be elected to the position of Chair.
Section 6. The Chair shall fill by appointment any vacancies in other offices
occurring between Annual Business Meetings of the MECC. The terms of these appointments
shall be for the period from the time of appointment to the next Annual Business
Meeting of the MECC.
Section 7. The Executive Committee shall appoint a webmaster.
Section 1. There shall be an Executive Committee composed of the three MECC
officers listed in Article IV, Section 1. This committee shall be responsible
for formulating the policies of the MECC. The MECC Chair shall serve as Chair
of the Executive Committee.
Section 2. There shall be a Nominating Committee consisting of the Immediate
Past MECC Chair, the current MECC Chair, and one MECC Member at Large. The Past
MECC Chair shall appoint the Member at Large, and shall also serve as Chair
of the Nominating Committee.
Section 3. Any officer of the MECC may appoint special committees to assist in conducting the affairs of the MECC.
Section 1. Elections for the offices of MECC Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer
shall be conducted every two years.
Section 2. The Nominating Committee, as constituted in Article V, Section 2,
shall nominate two candidates for the offices of MECC Chair, Vice-Chair, and
Secretary-Treasurer. The slate of candidates shall be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer
by no later than March 15 of each election year, and ballot distribution shall
occur prior to April 1.
Section 3. All members of the MECC, as so listed on the official mailing list
of ASEE, shall be eligible to vote for officers and in all special elections.
Section 4. Voting for officers may take place by an electronic mail referendum
conducted by the Secretary-Treasurer. The mail referendum shall be completed
(ballots received and counted) by no later than May 1 of each election year.
Section 5. A simple majority of votes cast shall be required for the election
of officers. Ballot count shall be certified by both the Secretary-Treasurer
and the MECC Chair. The Executive Committee shall resolve disputes or ties.
Section 6. Electronic mail referendums shall be required only for election of officers and for ratification or amendment of the Constitution and Bylaws. The MECC Chair may determine action on special issues by a simple majority vote of those members present at the MECC business meeting conducted during the Annual Conference of the Society.
Section 1. The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order (latest edition)
shall govern the MECC in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which
they are consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of the ASEE and the Bylaws
of the MECC. In all cases the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society shall govern.
Section 2. Any action by the MECC shall be invalid if it is in conflict with the Constitution or Bylaws of the ASEE.
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of
those members voting at the Annual Business Meeting of the MECC.
Section 2. Proposed amendments shall be circulated to the membership of the
MECC at least thirty (30) days before the Annual Business Meeting at which adoption
is desired, unless it is unanimously agreed at the Annual Business Meeting to
introduce an amendment at that same meeting.
Section 3. These Bylaws may also be amended by two-thirds affirmative vote
of the members of the MECC obtained by electronic ballot. Ballots shall be approved
by the Executive Committee, which shall supervise the voting process and certify
all results. Only those letter ballots received within thirty (30) days of the
mailing-out date shall be counted.
Section 4. Amendments may be submitted by a majority vote of the Executive Committee of the MECC or by a petition to the Executive Committee signed by not less than ten (10) members of the MECC.
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