ByLaws of the Association of Professors of
Southern Oregon University

ARTICLE I. Members

Section 1.

All faculty of Southern Oregon University who are members of the bargaining unit as certified by the Public Employees Relation Board are eligible to become members of the Association of Professors: Southern Oregon University, hereafter referred to as APSOU, upon commencing payment of the annual dues for the first year. They will remain members of the Association until such time as annual dues are no longer being paid.
 
Section 2.
 
The rate of dues may be changed by the membership at any meeting, provided that the proposed dues schedule is distributed to the membership at least one week prior to the meeting at which the proposal will be voted on.
 
Section 3.
 
The right to vote and the right to hold office in the Association are open only to members.

ARTICLE II. Officers

Section 1.
 
The officers of the Association shall be President, President-Elect (who shall serve as president during the next academic year), Recorder, Treasurer, and four at-large members of the Executive Board. These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these bylaws and by the parliamentary authority adopted by the Association.
 
Section 2.
 
The immediate past-president shall also serve as a member of the Executive Board.
 
Section 3.
 
The current (or most recent) chair of the negotiating team and the current Association of Oregon Faculties (AOF) representative shall serve as non-voting ex-officio members of the Executive Board.
 
Section 4.
 
During the first fall meeting, the Executive Board shall appoint a nominating committee. It shall be the duty of this committee to nominate candidates for the offices of the Association. The nominating committee shall report at the second meeting, at which time additional nominations from the floor shall be permitted.
 
Section 5.
 
The nominating committee shall conduct a secure ballot, and the non-presidential officers elected shall hold office for two years beginning the first of January. The terms of the 4 at-large members as well as Treasurer and Recorder will be staggered so that three will have terms beginning in even-numbered years and three will have terms starting in odd-numbered years.

ARTICLE III. The Executive Board

Section 1.
 
The officers of the Association, including the at-large members of the Board shall constitute the Executive Board.
 
Section 2.
 
The Executive Board shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Association between its business meetings, fix the hour and place of meetings, make recommendations to the Association, and shall perform such other duties as are specified in these bylaws. The Board shall be subject to the orders of the Association and none of its acts shall conflict with any action taken by the Association.
 
Section 3.
 
Unless otherwise ordered by the Board, regular meetings of the Board shall be monthly. Special meetings of the Board can be called by the President and shall be called upon written request of three members of the Board.

ARTICLE IV. Meetings

Section 1.
 
Meetings can be called by the President or by the Executive Board and shall be called upon written request of ten members of the Association. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of emergency, at least three school days notice shall be given.
 
Section 2.
 
Fifteen members of the Association shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE V. Committees

Section 1.
 
Committees of the Association shall be appointed by the Executive Board as needed. Committees shall select non-voting consultants as considered necessary for the performance of their assigned duties. A member of the Executive Board shall serve ex-officio as a member of each committee, except in the case of the Nominating Committee; otherwise, no committee shall have more than one ex-officio member.
 
Section 2.
 
All policy recommendations of committees shall be made to the Executive Board for approval before taking effect.

ARTICLE VI. Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Association may adopt.

ARTICLE VII. Amendment of the Bylaws

These bylaws can be amended at any meeting of the general membership of the Association by a two-thirds vote, provided that the amendment has been submitted in writing to the membership at least one week prior to that meeting.

Approved as amended: March 23, 2012