Professional Council

By-Laws
Indiana University East Professional Council

By-Law I

  • Section 1
    • Rules of Order
      Meetings of the council shall be governed by Roberts' Rules of Order (Revised) in all cases in which they are not inconsistent with this constitution.
  • Section 2
    • Meeting Times
      Meeting times shall be set by members of the Council. Meetings shall adjourn no more than two hours after call to order unless a later adjournment is agreed to unanimously.
  • Section 3
    • Quorum
      The presence of representatives from two-thirds of the active membership of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

By-Law II
Elections

  • Section 1
      • Officers of the Council
        The President and Secretary/Treasurer of the Council shall be elected at the last meeting of the fiscal year. The person receiving a majority of votes cast by those members present and voting will be declared elected. Exact time and location of the annual meeting shall be set by the President.
  • Section 2
      • Procedures for the Election
        The President will select three members not holding office to serve as nominating committee. The nominating committee will prepare a list of candidates for office. Nominations may also be made from the floor at the annual meeting.
  • Section 3
      • Vacancy
        In the event an officer vacates a position, it will be filled by appointment by the President for the remainder of the unexpired term.
  • Section 4
      • Term of Office
        Officer elections for the positions of President and Secretary/Treasurer shall be held every two years.  The President and Secretary/Treasurer shall serve two year terms.  The Parliamentarian shall be appointed by the newly elected President for a two year term.
  • Section 5
    • Responsibilities of the Officers
      The responsibilities of the various officers are those normally associated with their respective offices.

By-Law III
Meeting of the Members

  • Section 1
    • Quorum
      A simple two-thirds majority of active membership of the Council shall constitute a quorum.
  • Section 2
    • Voting
      A majority vote of the members present shall be required to pass a motion that has been seconded.
  • Section 3
    • Special Meetings
      The Chancellor may request the President of the Council to call a special meeting. Special meetings may also be called by the President of the Council. Professional staff members shall be notified at least one week in advance of the date of a special meeting.

By-Law IV

  • Section 1
    • Amendments
      This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members of the Council who are present and voting at a meeting.
  • Section 2
      • By-Laws
        The Council may adopt or repeal by-laws by a simple majority vote of the Council.