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Constitution

The Association of College Educators --
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(ACE-DHH)

Article I Name

The name of this organization shall be: The Association of College Educators -- Deaf and Hard of Hearing, abbreviated as ACE-DHH.

Article II Terminology

Within the Constitution and By-Laws the following definitions of terms apply:

  1. College: a college, university, or other institution of higher education offering at least a bachelor's degree.
  2. Education of professional personnel: a preparation and continued education (advanced study and inservice education) for personnel such as teachers, supervisors, administrators, teacher educatiors, and researchers.
  3. Deaf and hard of hearing: children, youth, and adults who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Article III Purpose

The major goal of the Assiciation shall be to promote excellence in the quality of education for professional personnel in the education of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and, thereby, to imporve the quality of education and the quality of life for the individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

In order to realize this goal, the Association shall engage in these activities:

  1. Promote the professional growth of college educators of professionals who serve individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
  2. Foster the dissemination of information and ideas among college educators in the education of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  3. In accordance with the Association's goal, influence and effect change in legislative and professional matters related to the education of individials who are deaf or hard of hearing and the education of professionals in this field.

Article IV Membership

Section 1. Members
This Association shall consist of college educators whose responsibilities are the education of professional personnel in the education of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Section 2. Categories of Members
Membership in the Association shall be: Regular, Emeritus, and Associate memberships as defined in the By-Laws.

Article V Officers

The officers of the Association shall be: President, President-Elect, Past-President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Article VI Committees

The committees of the Association shall be the Executive Committee, the Program Committee, the Membership and Elections Committee, and the Publications Committee. Ad hoc committees and such other committees may be established by the Association membership.

Article VII The Annual Meeting

The Association shall hold an annual meeting at such time and place as determined at the business meeting of a preceding year.

Article VIII Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution may be intiated by the Executive Committee or by any Regular member of the Association via a wirtten proposal submitted to the executive committee at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting. Proposed amendments shall be distributed to all Regular members at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting and shall be presented for discussion and action at the meeting. A two-thirds vote of Regular members present at the annual business meeting shall be required for adoption.