Revised October 30, 2009
Article I - NameThe name of this division shall be the Chemical Engineering Division of the American
Society for Engineering Education.
Article II - MembershipMembership shall be open to all members of the American Society for Engineering
Education with a particular interest in topics pertaining to chemical engineering
Article III - ObjectsThe objects of the Division are those of the ASEE as they pertain to Chemical
Engineering Education and the promotion of open communication, stimulating
interaction, friendly cooperation, and mutual assistance and collaboration among its
Article IV - OfficersThe officers shall consist of a Chair, Chair-elect, Secretary-Treasurer, all whom shall be
members of the American Society for Engineering Education. The Chair-elect shall be
elected annually and shall automatically become Chair the year after his/her election. The
Secretary-Treasurer shall be elected biannually. Should any officer be unable to serve, the
vacancy shall not be filled until the time of the next election. The duties of the vacated
office will be fulfilled by the remaining members of the Executive Committee or their
Article V - Executive CommitteeThe affairs of the Division shall be administered by an Executive Committee of up to ten
voting members: the officers, (Chair, Chair-elect, and Secretary-Treasurer), the Awards
and Membership Chairs, the immediate past Chair, two persons elected from the Division
membership in alternate years for two-year periods, up to two persons outside academia,
appointed by the Chair with the approval of other Executive Committee members in
alternate years for two-year periods, and non-voting members, including the Publications
Board Chair, and those handling significant projects for the Division, during the duration
of such projects. A quorum for Executive Committee meetings shall consist of 50% of
the voting members. A simple majority vote of those members in attendance shall be
required. The Executive Committee may conduct business through distance
communications as well as in face-to-face meetings. Should a member of the Executive
Committee be unable to serve, the vacancy shall not be filled by the Executive
Committee until the time of the next election.
Article VI - MeetingsThere shall be at least one meeting a year open to all persons interested in chemical
engineering. The Executive Committee shall arrange the place, the time, and the program
for all meetings. Insofar as practicable the required annual meeting shall be held in
connection with the annual meeting of the parent Society. The secretary of the parent
Society shall be supplied upon request with copies of all papers presented at Division
meetings. The Secretary-Treasurer shall notify all members at least three weeks in
advance of any scheduled meeting. A quorum to conduct business shall consist of 16
members of the Division.
Article VII - ElectionsThe officers shall be selected by mail, fax, and/or electronic balloting. The Nominating
Committee shall supply the Secretary-Treasurer with the names of nominees (preferably
at least two) for each office or Executive Committee position at least 45 days before the
annual meeting of the parent Society. The Secretary-Treasurer shall send a ballot to each
member of the Division at least 30 days before said date. The returns from the ballot shall
be collected by the Secretary no later than 15 days before said date. In case of a tie the
Executive Committee shall cast the deciding ballot. The new officers shall take office ten
days after the close of the annual meeting of the parent Society. In the event that the
Secretary-Treasurer is running for a contested re-election, the Nominations Committee
will handle receipts of ballots (mail, fax or electronic).
Article VIII - CommitteesThe Chair may appoint committees, and the scope of their work should be strictly defined
at the time of the appointment.
1. Standing CommitteesThe following Standing Committees shall exist:
a. Nominating CommitteeThe Nominating Committee shall consist of the current Chair and the immediate two past
Chairs of the Division. The immediate Past Chair will serve as Chair of the Nominating
b. Awards CommitteeThe Awards Chair shall be appointed by the Division Chair in consultation with the
Division Executive Committee. The duties of the Awards Committee Chair shall include
administering award nominations and selection of award winners by the respective award
committees. Membership on the award committees shall be determined by the Awards
Committee Chair in consultation with the Division Executive Committee. The Chair shall
also confirm that conflict of interest statements are signed by Committee members of the
various awards committees.
c. Membership CommitteeThe Membership Committee shall consist of a Membership Committee Chair and up to
two other members of the Division. The Chair of the Division shall appoint the Chair of
the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee Chair shall appoint the other
two committee members.
d. Program CommitteeThe Program Committee shall consist of the Current Program Chair and the designated
Program Chairs for the two following years. Each shall serve to develop the program for
their respective year. The Chair of the Division shall appoint the new Program Chair for
two years hence, upon assuming office.
e. Summer School Advisory CommitteeThe Summer School Advisory Committee shall consist of a Chair or co-Chairs, a local
chair, and block planning chairs. The Executive Committee of the Division shall appoint
the Chair(s) of the Committee. The Summer School Committee Chair(s) appoints the rest
of the committee.
f. Long Range Planning CommitteeThe Long Range Planning Committee shall consist of the Chair-elect, the Chair, and the
immediate Past Chair of the Division.
Article IX - AmendmentsThese bylaws may be amended by two-thirds vote of members responding to a ballot.
Amendments may be proposed by the Executive Committee or by a majority vote of
members attending a scheduled meeting of the Division. Amendments approved by the
Division membership shall be submitted through the PIC Chair for approval by majority
vote of the ASEE Board of Directors and shall take effect only upon such approval.
Article X - DuesThe dues of the Division shall be determined each year by the Division in session and
shall be only for such incidental items as are not supplied by the parent Society. The dues
rate at the time of this revision to the Division bylaws is $3 per year.
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