Olympic College Association for Higher Education
Revised June 2001
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Olympic College Chapter of the Association for Higher Education.
ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES
Section 1. To promote professional growth and the advancement of education and to promote the improvement of instructional opportunities for all.
Section 2. To develop and promote the adoption of such ethical practices, personnel policies, and standards of preparation and participation as mark a professional.
Section 3. To unify and strengthen the teaching profession and secure working conditions and economic rewards necessary and appropriate to support teaching as a profession.
Section 4. To enable members to speak with a common voice on matters pertaining to the teaching profession and to present their interests before the Board of Trustees and other legal authorities.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Any Olympic College academic employee, full or part-time, shall be eligible for membership.
Section 2. Active membership in the Association shall be accompanied by active memberships in the Washington Education Association and the National Education Association.
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
The Officers of the Association shall consist of president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and chief negotiator.
ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board shall consist of the Association officers. It shall be the executive authority of the Association.
ARTICLE VI. REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL
Section 1. The Representative Council shall be the legislative and policy-forming body of the Association.
Section 2. The Representative Council shall consist of the Executive Board, representatives to WEA OLYMPIC COUNCIL and UPAC, and representatives from all College areas of which faculty are a part on the following proportional basis:
1 to 5 faculty members = 1 representative
6 to 10 faculty members = 2 representatives
11 to 15 faculty members = 3 representatives
16 to 20 faculty members = 4 representatives
21 to 25 faculty members = 5 representatives
The number of faculty members who belong to the OC/AHE in a College area (Full-time faculty in an Instructional Division, Full-time faculty in Student Services or Adjunct Faculty) shall be the basis upon which the number of representatives will be computed. The maximum number of representatives from a College area shall be five (5). All members of the Representative Council shall be members of the-OC/AHE. (Sec.2 revised 6/1/2001)
Section 3. Any member of the OC/AHE who holds a state or national office in the Education- Association will be a voting member of the Representative Council.
ARTICLE VII. ORGANIZATION AFFILIATIONS
Affiliation relationship shall be maintained with the Washington Education Association and the National Education Association in accordance with their respective constitutional provisions.
ARTICLE VIII. AMENDMENTS
The Representative Council may adopt amendments to this constitution by a two-thirds majority of those voting at any regular meeting provided that ten days have elapsed following the introduction of proposed amendments at a regularly scheduled Representative Council meeting and that copies of the proposed amendments have been immediately distributed to members of the Council for faculty discussion.