Last Amendments: November 14, 2000
Revised: January 2009
Revised: April 18, 2015
Revised: March 2021 with NCS Executive Board approval; section vote in June after final editing
Article I Name
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the North Central Section of the American Society for Engineering Education (NCS/ASEE).
Article II Objectives
Section 1. The objectives of the NCS shall be to support and further the aims and objectives of the Society, as stated in the ASEE Constitution, at the section level.
Article III Membership
Section 1. Membership in NCS shall be of two classes: individual and institutional.
Section 2. Individual membership in NCS shall consist of all individual members of the Society residing within the boundaries of the section as prescribed by the Society. Within these boundaries are the state of West Virginia, the state of Ohio, that portion of Pennsylvania west of the northward extension of the western border of Maryland, and the lower peninsula of the state of Michigan.
Section 3. Institutional members shall be those defined in the ASEE Constitution, and which are located within the section boundaries.
Article IV Officers
Section 1. The officers of NCS shall be the Chair, the Vice Chair, the Secretary, and the Treasurer.
Section 2. Eligibility for office, the procedure of appointment and election, and the duties of officers are set forth in the Bylaws.
Article V NCS Executive Board
Section 1. The NCS Executive Board shall consist of the Chair, the Vice Chair, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Past Chair, four Directors, and the ASEE Campus Representative Coordinator, the local Program Chairs of the next two Spring Conferences, the Section Newsletter Editor, the Senior Directors and any other division representatives and committee Chairs as the Chair may appoint to facilitate the conduct of NCS business.
Section 2. The action of the NCS Executive Board shall be final as to (a) dates of annual section meetings, (b) approval of budgets, and (c) appointment of officers to fill vacancies. In case of an emergency during which it is not possible for an officer to perform his/her duties, the NCS Executive Board will choose an interim individual as it deems necessary and advisable, and that individual will remain in office for the duration of the emergency. Such action shall be reported to the general membership of the section at its first regular meeting thereafter.
Section 3. Eligibility for office, the manner of election or appointment, and duties of NCS Executive Board members are set forth in the Bylaws.
Article VI Committees
Section 1. A Section Nominating Committee shall annually submit a slate of nominees for elective positions at least one month prior to the Annual Section Meeting. The Past Chair shall serve as Chairperson of the Nominating Committee and shall be empowered to appoint the other members of that Nominating Committee.
Section 2. The NCS Chair may establish other committees as may be required and shall appoint the members of such committees.
Article VII Meetings
Section 1. There shall be at least one section meeting per year, including an annual business meeting, the time and place to be determined by the NCS Executive Board using the procedure given in the Bylaws. The Annual Section Meeting shall be announced to the membership through the Section Newsletter and by e-mail through the ASEE Nationals list serve mechanism for NCS.
Section 2. Meetings other than the Annual Section Meeting shall be held at times and places designated by the NCS Executive Board.
Section 3. The Executive Director of ASEE and the Chair of the Council of Sections, Zone II, shall be informed of the dates and location of the proposed Annual Section Meeting immediately after they are established and not later than the Annual Conference of ASEE.
Section 4. Attendance at the Annual Section Meeting is open to all persons interested in engineering education.
Section 5. Financial arrangements and budget for conducting an Annual Section Meeting by a host institution shall be presented to and approved by the NCS Executive Board.
Section 6. The Host Institution shall give a financial report of the Spring Conference at the next regularly scheduled NCS Executive Board Meeting.
Article VIII Quorum and Voting
Section 1. A quorum for the NCS Executive Board shall consist of one-half of the members of the NCS Executive Board.
Section 2. A quorum for a business meeting of the section shall consist of one-half of those members of the section registered at the duly scheduled Spring Conference where the Annual ection Meeting occurs.
Section 3. All members of the section registered at the duly scheduled Spring Conference where the Annual Section Meeting occurs are entitled to vote.
Section 4. A simple majority of those voting shall be required for action, except as otherwise specified in this Constitution and the Section Bylaws.
Article IX Amendments
Section 1. This Constitution may be amended by a favorable vote of two-thirds of the votes cast at the annual business meeting of the section, provided a quorum has been declared. Amendments may be submitted by a majority vote of the members of the NCS Executive Board or by a petition signed by no fewer than ten members of the section. Proposed amendments shall be made available to all members of the section no less than 30 days prior to the Annual Section Meeting at which the amendments are to be presented for adoption.
Amendments approved by the section membership shall be submitted through the Zone Chair for approval by majority vote of the ASEE Board of Directors and shall take effect only upon such approval.