New Engineering Educators Division
Article I: Name
The name of this division shall be the New Engineering Educators Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of this division shall be the development of engineering and engineering technology faculty in the areas of teaching and research, and shall be consistent with the purpose of the society as stated in Article I, Section 2 of the ASEE Constitution.
Article III: Membership
Membership in this division is intended for, but not limited to, engineering and engineering technology faculty within the first six years of their initial teaching appointment. Members must pay annual dues of $3 to promote New Engineering Educators activities.
Article IV: Organization and Officers
The division shall be administered by an Executive Board composed of the following: an Immediate Past Division Chair, a Division Chair, a Program Chair, a Program Vice -Chair, a Treasurer, a Secretary and a Webmaster. The term of each office shall be one year and end at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting.
Article V: Election and Appointment of Officers
The Program Vice-Chair, the Secretary and the Treasurer shall be elected at the Annual Business Meeting. The Program Vice-Chair, upon completion of his/her term, shall become the Program Chair. The Program Chair, upon completion of his/her term, shall become the Division Chair. The Division Chair, upon completion of his/her term, shall become the Immediate Past Division Chair. The Webmaster shall be appointed by the incoming Division Chair at the Annual Business Meeting.
Nominations for the offices of Secretary, Treasurer and Program Vice-Chair shall be made at the time of the Annual Business Meeting. Nominations will occur for each office in succession with elections held immediately after closing nominations. Each candidate nominated shall be allowed at most two minutes to address the members of the Division prior to the Election. The order of the elections is as follows: (1) Program Vice-Chair, (2) Treasurer, (3) Secretary. When only one candidate has been nominated, a voice vote shall be used. When two or more candidates are nominated for the same position, a secret ballot of all attending members shall be held with the nominees leaving the room. In case of a tie, the Division Chair shall choose the winner amongst the nominees who are tied.
Article VI: Duties of the Officers
The Immediate Past Division Chair shall; (1) Assume the responsibilities of any vacated office that exists amongst the Executive Board if no succession articles exist for that office, (2) Chair the Awards Committee and (3) Provide council to the Division Chair, as needed.
The Division Chair shall; (1) Have administrative responsibility for the conduct of all function of the Division in accordance with these Bylaws, (2) Provide council to the Program Chair as required and (3) Communicate with the PIC IV Chair on matters effecting the Division.
The Program Chair shall; (1) Plan and organize all sessions to be sponsored (or co-sponsored) by the Division at the Annual Conference of the Society, (2) run the Annual Business Meeting of the Division and (3) Appoint a Webmaster during the Annual Business Meeting of the Division.
The Program Vice-Chair shall; (1) Assist the Program Chair in planning and organizing the session to be sponsored by the Division at the Annual Conference of the Society, (2) Assume the responsibilities of the office of the Program Chair should that office become vacant.
The Treasurer shall; (1) Handle all financial dealings of the Division and (2) Provide a report on all Division accounts during the Annual Business Meeting.
The Secretary shall; (1) Take the minutes of the Annual Business Meeting and provide these, in electronic form, to the Executive Board no later than one month after the completion of the Annual Business Meeting and (2) Coordinate any advertisement required by the Division Chair or the Program Chair, as so warranted.
Article VII: Meetings and Activities
The Program Chair shall arrange for an Annual Business Meeting of the Division to be held concurrently with the Annual Conference of the Society. All members of the Division, as well as other interested persons, shall be welcome to attend.
Special meetings of the Executive Board may be called by the Division Chair as needed
Those members present at the Annual Business Meeting and Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.
The Executive Board shall establish such other activities as deemed necessary to accomplish the objectives of the Division.
Article VIII: Awards and Honors
The Division will offer the following Awards/Honors on an annual basis:
NEE Best Paper Awards
This award will be for the best submitted papers to the proceedings.
Eligibility: All faculty and students
Procedure: NEE Reviewers will indicate in their review if a paper should be eligible for the NEE Best Paper Award (this is different than the ASEE Best Paper Award). Note that the NEE Program Chair may also nominate a paper for the NEE Best Paper Award. If any reviewer (or the NEE Program Chair) identifies a paper as an eligible best paper, that information will be forwarded by the NEE Program Chair to the NEE Immediate Past Division Chair. The NEE Immediate Past Division Chair will select an ad hoc committee of two NEE members (plus the NEE Immediate Past Division Chair) who will serve as evaluators of the NEE Best Paper Award.
Award Criteria: The paper will be judged on the following:
Award: The awards will be $150 for first place, $75 for second place, and $25 for third place. Plaques will also be presented to the winners at the NEE Dinner.
NEE Best Poster Awards
These awards will be for the best poster presentations given in the NEE Division.
Eligibility: All faculty and students
Procedure: During the NEE poster session, an ad hoc Poster Review Committee (comprised of the NEE Immediate Past Division Chair and two NEE members selected by the NEE Immediate Past Division Chair) will review each poster.
Award Criteria: The poster will be judged on the following:
Award: The first place award will be for $50 and a certificate. This award will be announced either at the NEE Dinner or the NEE Business meeting, as situations dictate.
NEE Travel Awards
These awards will provide some travel funds to defray costs to attend the ASEE annual meeting.
Eligibility: All faculty and students
Procedure: After ASEE paper submission has taken place, the NEE Program Chair will contact authors of NEE papers. Authors will be invited to submit a one page essay describing their education-related scholarly work or plans. Award precedence will be given to people who have never attended an ASEE Annual Meeting.
Award Criteria: The essay will be judged on the following:
Award: Two awards will be given: one to a faculty member and one to a student. The awards will each be for $100 and a certificate. The awards will be announced at the NEE Dinner.
Article IX: Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order (latest edition) shall govern the Division in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are consistent with the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society..
Any action of this Division shall be invalid if it is in conflict with the Constitution or Bylaws of the Society.
Article X: Amendments to the Bylaws
These Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds affirmative vote of those members voting at the Annual Business Meeting.
Proposed amendments shall be circulated to the membership of the Division at least thirty (30) days before the annual meeting at which adoption is desired, unless it is unanimously agreed at the annual meeting to introduce an amendment at that same meeting.
These Bylaws may also be amended by two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote of the members of this Division obtained by letter or email ballot. Only those letter or email ballots received within thirty (30) days of the mailing out date shall be counted.
Amendments may be submitted by any member of the Executive Board of this Division or by a petition of the Executive Board signed by not less than five (5) members of the Committee.
Final approval of all by-laws of this division is made by the ASEE Board of Directors.