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CIEADH Bylaws


BYLAWS of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH)
Adopted October 12, 2008 in Washington, DC


ARTICLE I – NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH).

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE
1. To encourage interest in the field of industrial engineering and related areas, including but not limited to operations engineering, systems engineering, service engineering and operations research.

2. To sponsor activities and meetings among individuals who serve as chairs, directors, and heads of academic programs and units in industrial engineering and related areas.

3. To discuss industrial engineering education, curriculum, accreditation, student activities, research, faculty development and other appropriate matters and their relation to the technical development of industrial engineers, industrial engineering and related areas.

4. To receive and act on recommendations from members.

5. To make recommendations resulting from such activities and discussions to the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and to keep the IIE Board apprised of developments in these areas, consulting with the IIE Board Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP AND VOTING
1. Any person who is in an academic leadership position of a program in, department of, or school of industrial engineering and/or a related areas is eligible for membership in this forum upon completing a membership application and submitting it to the secretary with payment of the correct dues. If an academic institution does not have a formal leadership position in IE or a related area, then the leader of the unit responsible for IE and related areas may designate a nominee who is responsible for IE and related courses in that department or school.
 Each CIEADH member is required to submit with his/her application the name of the program and institution where he/she is head or chair.

2. Membership is contingent on payment of annual dues, which are set by a vote of the current membership.

3. Voting rights extend to all members and only to members. While non-members might from time to time attend CIEADH meetings and participate in discussions, only members may vote.

4. Motions are carried by a simple majority vote of all members present and voting at a general meeting of the organization.

5. All members shall have equal rights, duties and privileges. Membership and participation shall be free from discrimination on any basis.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS
1. The officers of the Council shall be a President/Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and Secretary. The officers constitute the executive committee of the Council.

2. The President/Treasurer shall be the chief administrative officer of the Council and shall be responsible for the development and execution of the Council’s program. He/she shall:
     a. call and organize meetings of the Council
     b. appoint ad hoc committees as required
     c. appoint chairs and members of standing committees
     d. manage the affairs of the Council between meetings
     e. preside at Council meetings
     f. represent positions and recommendations of the Council to the Institute
     g. be responsible for the administration and disbursement of the Council funds as agreed in consultation with the         
         Council and its officers
     h. prepare and distribute reports of the financial condition of the Council
     i. assist the Immediate Past President and the Secretary to identify and evaluate nominees for the office of Secretary
     j. make arrangements for the orderly transfer of all the Council’s financial records to the President/Treasurer 
        succeeding him/her
     k. perform other duties usual to the offices of an organization’s President and Treasurer
     l. be a member in good standing of the Institute and of the Council

Normally the Secretary shall assume the role of President/Treasurer upon completion of his/her term as Secretary.

3. The Immediate past President shall:
     a. assist in recruiting committee members and chairs
     b. actively advise the President/Treasurer and Secretary on matters relating to the affairs of the Council and its
         relations with the Institute
     c. assist the President/Treasurer and the Secretary to identify and evaluate nominees for the office of Secretary
     d. promote continuity of practices and procedures relating to the affairs of the Council and its relations with
         the Institute
     e. be a member in good standing of the Institute

Normally the President/Treasurer shall assume the role of Immediate Past President upon completion of his/her term as President/Treasurer.

4. The Secretary shall:
     a. conduct the correspondence of the Council
     b. keep the minutes and records of the Council
     c. maintain contact with the Institute
     d. receive reports of activities from those Council committees that may be established
     e. assist the President/Treasurer and the Immediate Past President y to identify and evaluate nominees for the office
         of Secretary
     f. make arrangements for the orderly transfer of all Council records to the Secretary succeeding him/her
     g. perform other duties usual to the office of an organization’s Secretary
     h. be a member in good standing of the Institute and of the Council

5. Any Council member accepting appointment to an office in the Council is understood to have agreed to perform the duties of that office, and in particular to attend the regular Council meetings during his/her tenure, except as his/her attendance is prevented by unusual circumstances.

6. Terms of Office:
The terms of each office shall be one year, with a three-year total rotation through the offices of Secretary, President/Treasurer and
Immediate Past President. Normally officers shall be installed at the IIE Annual Conference and Exposition.

7. Nomination of Secretary:
At least one month before the IIE Annual Conference and Exposition the Secretary shall solicit from the Council nominations, including self-nominations, of Council members to serve as Secretary during the upcoming year. Council members, including the officers, may nominate any number of their peers for service. Nominees for the position of Secretary must express to the officers a willingness to serve in this capacity and be members in good standing of the Institute and of the Council.

8. Appointment of Secretary:
The officers will, after due consideration and discussion, appoint the Council’s next Secretary. The primary criteria for appointment are judgment, competence, reliability and likelihood of success in the role. Officers are also expected to make appointments that respect the
secondary objectives of varying the geographic locations, disciplinary specializations and institutional categories represented among the officers.

ARTICLE V – MEETINGS
The Council will hold at least two meetings per year, one in the fall concurrent with a major national conference relevant to the field, and one in the spring concurrent with the IIE Annual Conference and Exposition. The time, place and agenda of each meeting shall be set by the officers and announced in advance by the President/Treasurer. The CIEADH meeting concurrent with the IIE Annual Conference and Exposition will normally occur on Monday, but may be rescheduled from time to time.

ARTICLE VI – RESPONSIBILITIES TO IIE
1. CIEADH recognizes IIE as the leading professional society in the field of industrial engineering, and supports the Institute in its mission to enhance the capabilities of those who are involved in or manage the application, education, training, research or development of industrial engineering.

2. Each year a Council report will be submitted by the President/Treasurer to the IIE Senior Vice President - Academic setting forth the accomplishments and activities of the Council during the previous year.

3. In the event of dissolution of the Council, its assets shall become the property of the IIE.

ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS
Amendments to the bylaws may be made in any meeting following announcement in a previous meeting or by the Secretary. The Secretary, no later than seven days before the next meeting, shall submit in writing the proposed amendment to all members of the Council and the vote will occur at the next meeting. The amendment must be approved by two-thirds of the members present. Following approval by the Council, the amendment will be presented as an information item to the IIE Board of Trustees.

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