Academic journal article NACTA Journal

Constitution and Bylaws of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

Academic journal article NACTA Journal

Constitution and Bylaws of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture

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Approved June 2004

ARTICLE I: Name

The name of this organization shall be the" North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture." The letters NACTA may be used as the official acronym of the organization.

ARTICLE II: Purposes

The purposes of this organization shall be to:

* Provide for all post-secondary teachers of agriculture a forum for discussion of questions and issues relating to the professional advancement of agricultural instruction.

* Seek improvement in the post-secondary teaching of agriculture through examination and discussion of courses and curricula, teaching and testing techniques, facilities, and materials.

* Encourage, promote, and reward instructional excellence in agriculture and the research supporting this instruction.

ARTICLE III: Membership

Section 1. Active Membership.

Active membership shall consist of regularly employed teachers of agricultural subjects in institutions of higher education, or individuals employed by institutions or businesses that have an interest in and concern for higher education, support NACTA ideas, and who have paid their annual membership dues.

Section 2. Honorary Membership. Honorary membership shall consist of presidents, administrative deans, or other administrative officers of educational institutions offering courses in agriculture, who are interested in actively supporting NACTA. Honorary members do not pay dues or have voting privileges.

Section 3. Institutional Membership. Institutional membership shall consist of institutions of higher education offering courses in agriculture that have paid the annual membership dues. Institutions of higher education holding institutional membership shall receive one copy of each issue of the NACTA Journal. All regularly employed teachers of agricultural subjects at the institution shall be eligible for Institutional Active membership in NACTA.

Section 4. Institutional Active Membership. Institutional active membership shall consist of regularly employed teachers of agricultural subjects in institutions of higher education that hold Institutional Membership, and who have paid their annual membership dues. Institutional active members shall have all rights and privileges as pertain to active members.

Section 5. Lifetime Membership. Lifetime membership shall consist of all active and institutional active members who have paid a lifetime membership fee or who have been awarded such status by the Executive Committee.

Section 6. Library Membership. Library membership shall consist of institutional, public, or private libraries that have paid an annual subscription fee. Library members shall receive one copy of each issue of the NACTA Journal.

Section 7. Emeritus Membership. Emeritus membership shall consist of retired college or university teachers of agriculture. They shall have all the rights and voting privileges of active and institutional active members.

ARTICLE IV: Membership Dues

Each member shall be assessed annual dues which shall be used to cover expenses of the Association. The amount of dues to be assessed shall be determined during the business meeting at the annual conference. Dues are payable upon receipt of invoice from the Secretary/Treasurer.

ARTICLE V. Officers and Directors

Section 1. Officers of this organization shall be President, Immediate Past President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Historian, and Editor.

Section 2. In case of the demise or resignation of an officer other than the President, the Executive Committee shall appoint a qualified member to serve until the next annual meeting. The Secretary/Treasurer, Historian, and Editor will not be elected by the membership, but shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.

Section 3. The terms of office of President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Secretary/Treasurer, Historian and Editor shall be for one year. …

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