This position may be divided into two parts with
two individuals being responsible for each segment, one for the Northeast Decision
Sciences Institute (NEDSI) and the other for the Eastern Academy of Management
(EAM). This person(s) shall:
c. Vice President of Membership. This person shall:
- Coordinate all activities for the EAM meeting;
- Make all final decisions regarding each program;
- Be responsible for organizing and integrating the annual meeting with the appropriate coordinator of EAM;
- Be responsible for obtaining and coordinating reviewers;
- Be responsible for obtaining and delivering final copy of all cases, reviews, and symposia
summaries to the Proceedings Editor;
- Collect dues and transfer such dues to the Treasurer within thirty business days of conclusion of the particular conference.
- Be responsible for generating and disseminating the annual Call for Papers.
- Maintain a current and accurate file of all members;
- Develop a strategy and network for membership expansion;
- Coordinate with the Vice President of Programs a list of available quality reviewers.
d. Treasurer. This person shall:
e. Secretary. This person shall:
- Be responsible for all income and expenses of CASE;
- Provide the Executive Committee with a semi-annual report;
- Report at the annual meetings the financial state of CASE;
- Receive dues collected by the organization).
- Maintain custody of the funds and disburse them upon authorization of the appropriate officer. o File appropriate required tax and
f. Track Chairs.
Track chairs will be appointed by the President in agreement with the Executive
Committee. The Track Chairs shall:
- Keep minutes of all Executive Committee meetings;
- Keep minutes of all annual meetings;
- Provide a current contact list of all Executive Committee members.
g. Journal Editor. This person shall be responsible for:
- Be responsible for developing activities
for the annual programs, in collaboration with the Vice President(s) for Programs;
- Help in obtaining qualified reviewers;
- Aid in cultivating new members.
- developing and producing
The CASE Journal on a regular schedule of at least two issues per academic year.
A full description of the editor�s responsibilities is on file with the current
editor and the president. The editor shall have the right to assign associate
editors and invite members to serve on the Editorial Review Board at his/her
- The editor shall be appointed by the president based on recommendations of a
committee consisting of the president, current editor, and at least one Fellow,
and shall serve a three year term.
Section II. Board of Directors.
The Board shall be an advisory body of CASE.
Although all operational matters reside with the President and the Executive
Committee, the Board will advise the Executive Committee on the overall goals
and strategic direction of CASE. The Board will consist of the Executive Committee,
Fellows, and other appointed directors. The president will chair all meetings
of the Board. A simple majority of those Board Members attending the annual
meeting is necessary for selection of additional directors to the Board. The
term of each such additional Director shall be three years. Reappointments can
be made by a simple majority of the Board members present at the annual meeting.
A list of Directors and their terms will be maintained by the President and
Section III. Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall be the operating body of CASE. The Executive Committee
shall consist of all officers as contained in Section IV of this Article and
the immediate past president of CASE. Also, the Executive Committee may add
members at any time as it sees fit. a. Meetings. The Executive Committee must
meet a minimum of two times per year. The Committee will meet in December to
help the Vice President(s) of Programs and the Proceedings Editor. The Committee
will also meet at the annual meeting. It is advisable, but not mandatory, for
the Committee to meet in August to plan for the upcoming year's activities.
All meetings except the meeting at EAM may be electronic.
Section IV. Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall nominate candidates for all vacant or vacating
officers' positions. The Committee shall consist of one Fellow, one current
member of the Board who is not an officer, and one officer whose term will not
expire in the year for which elections are being held. The Committee shall establish
its own procedures, as long as they are not in violation of the procedures contained
in this Constitution.
Section V. Tenure of Officers
- Terms of Office. All officers except for the
Vice President(s) of Programs and the Journal Editor shall have two year terms
of office. The two excepted positions shall have three year terms.
for Office. Only members in good standing are eligible for office. An officer
may be reelected for the same position but shall not exceed three such continuous
- Officer Vacancies. If an elected officer cannot complete a
term, the Board of Directors may appoint a member to complete the unexpired
Article V. Election of Officers.
The Nominating Committee shall nominate one or more persons for the officers
detailed in Article IV, Section I of this Constitution. Nominations shall take
place prior to March 1 of the year any officer's position expires or becomes
vacant. Nominations may also be accepted from the floor at the Annual Meeting.
Elections. All elections shall be conducted by secret ballot at
the Annual Meeting. A majority vote of those members voting shall be required
for election. Section III.
Notification. All nominees and members will be notified
by the Secretary of the election results.
Article VI. Archives
The archives of CASE will be maintained by the secretary, with a back-up maintained
by the president.
Article VII. Meetings.
CASE will hold an annual meeting at the annual meeting of the Eastern Academy
of Management, where all official business meeting activities will be conducted.
Article VIII. Dues and Fees.
The annual dues are assigned for each class of membership as stipulated in Article
III and all fees will be set by the Executive Committee.
Article IX. Rules of Procedure.
The revised edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall govern CASE in all meetings,
except if they conflict with this Constitution.
Article X. Constitutional Amendments.
Proposals. Amendments to this Constitution shall be submitted to
the membership for approval by either: a) A majority vote of the Board of Directors,
or b) A written request from 5 members in good standing.
Following the procedure stated in Section I of this Article, this Constitution
may be amended by a majority of ballots returned. This vote shall be taken by
email ballot. No amendment shall be considered to be adopted unless a minimum
of twenty-five percent of the members in good standing have voted.
of the ballot shall be no more than thirty (30) days after the mailing date.
The results of the ballot must be reported by the Secretary at both the Annual
Meeting and through the newsletter.
Approval Date: January, 1998
Proposal Date: April, 2009
Approved Date: May, 2009