GHC AAUP Constitution
Highlands College AAUP Constitution
Constitution of the
Georgia Highlands College Chapter
American Association of
I. Purpose: The Georgia Highlands
College Chapter of the American Association of University
Professors subscribes to the purpose of the Association as
stated in Article I of the Associationís Constitution Ė "Its
purpose shall be to facilitate a more effective cooperation
among teachers and research scholars in universities and
colleges, and in professional schools of similar grade, for the
promotion of the interests of higher education and research, and
in general to increase the usefulness and advance the standards,
ideals and welfare of the profession." Specifically, the chapter
desires to promote the well being of Georgia Highlands College,
to promote cooperation among all elements of the college
community, and to promote the welfare of the faculty of the
II. Membership: Membership is
governed by Articles II and VII of the Associationís
A. Membership Categories:
1. Active Members. A person holding
appointment at an approved institution is eligible for Active
membership if he/she has a position of teaching and/or research
with the minimum rank of instructor, is a professional
librarian, or is a counselor with faculty status. An
administrator with less than half a normal teaching or research
load is not eligible for Active Membership. Subcategories of
Active Membership are
b. Entrant -- New to the AAUP,
d. Joint -- Spouse with a member in
2. Associate Membership. Administrators
with less than half a normal teaching or research load are
eligible for Associate Membership. This rule does not apply to
professional librarians, department heads, or counselors with
faculty status, all of whom remain Active Members.
3. Public Membership. All persons not
eligible for Active or Associate Membership can become Public
B. Membership Application: Application
to and acceptance by the National Association shall be a
prerequisite to local membership. State membership is also a
prerequisite to local membership. Local dues may be set by the
chapter, and payment of these is a prerequisite to membership.
C. Participation: Associate members may
attend meeting by invitation of the chapter.
III. Officers: The officers of
the chapter shall be president, vice-president, secretary, and
treasurer, and such other officers as the chapter may determine.
Officers of the chapter shall be elected annually during Spring
Semester. In addition to their normal duties, the officers shall
make regular reports to the general faculty of the college on
the work of the local, state and national organization.
IV. Executive Committee: There
shall be an Executive Committee composed of the officers and
three members elected at large. When necessary, the Executive
Committee may act for the chapter until such time as the chapter
itself can act.
V. Removal: Members of the
Executive Committee may be removed by a three-fourths majority
vote of the membership of the chapter.
VI. Quorum: For meetings of the
chapter a quorum shall consist of one-third of the members. In
the case of decisions made by a quorum, the remaining members
may be polled either in writing or electronically at a later
time, to be within one week of the original quorum vote, at the
discretion of the Executive Committee.
VII. Meetings: There shall be at
least one meeting held during each academic Semester. Special
meetings may be called as deemed necessary by the Executive
Committee or upon the request of twenty percent of the chapter
membership. The Executive Committee shall prepare an agenda for
each meeting and give a minimum of twenty-four hours written or
electronic notice of these meetings.
VIII. Amendment: The constitution
of the chapter may be amended at any meeting by a majority vote
of the membership of the chapter, provided the amendment
proposed is submitted in writing at a previous meeting of the
chapter, and specifically announced in a call for the meeting at
which the action on the proposed amendment is to be taken.