AMENDED CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS

Philippine Association For Technological Education

PREAMBLE

Imploring the aid of Divine Providence and guided by our own wisdom, sincerity, generosity and sense of service we,  all Filipinos of legal age and residents of the Philippines having voluntarily associated ourselves together under the laws of the Philippines do hereby promulgate this Constitution and By-laws.:

Article I
NAME AND OBJECTIVES

 Section I.  The name of this organization shall be the Philippine Association For Technological Education (PATE)

 Section 2. The purposes and objectives of the association are:

1. To work for the advancement of engineering education in its functions of instruction, research and extension.
2. To serve as a common organization for the following;
a. Formulation of goals and objectives of engineering and technological education.
b. Revision, updating and implementation of curricula to make them more relevant to the needs of the country.
c. Development of more effective teachers and school administrators.
d. Coordination of objectives and programs among engineering and technological schools and colleges including their relationship with professional, educational and public organizations.
e. Enhancement of professional ideals and standards
f. Cultivation of a symbiotic relationship between the academe and industry.
g. Concerted efforts with the help of relevant government agencies towards preserving the integrity of the college engineering degree.
3. To share among engineering and technological schools and colleges, available data on curricular requirements, laboratory standards, and industry manpower development needs.
 
 

Article II
MEMBERSHIP

 Section I.  Membership in the Association shall be either Institutional or Associate Institutional.

 Section 2. Institutional members shall be educational institutions, private or public, offering complete, fully operational, government recognized programs leading to baccalaureate degrees in engineering.

 Section 3. Institutional members are entitled to vote during the election of directors.

 Section 4. Associate Institutional members shall be educational institutions, private or public, with government accepted technological and engineering programs but do not yet qualify for Institutional membership.

 Section 5.  Associate Institutional members are not entitled to vote in the election of directors.

 Section 6.  Application for membership shall be referred to a Membership Committee created by the Board of Directors.  Candidates recommended by the Membership Committee, and approved during  a meeting of the Board, become members after payment of the required dues.

Article III
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of fifteen (15) members, 9 of whom shall come from the National Capital Region (NCR), 2 from Luzon, 2 from the Visayas and 2 from Mindanao, who shall be elected as provided for in Article V.  In case of inadequate representation from any of the regions a director from any of the other regions may be elected.

Article IV
OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION

 Section 1. Immediately after the election of the Board of Directors the Board shall meet and organize themselves to elect by majority vote a President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Internal Auditor, and Public Relations Officer.  The positions of Vice-President for Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao shall be filled up by the elected directors from the respective regions and who have not been elected to any other position.  In case there are no directors so qualified, the Board shall elect those officers from any of the elected directors.

 Section 2.  The President shall be the highest executive officer of the Association.  He shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Board, committees and necessary employees.  He shall preside on all meetings of the Board and of the Association.  He shall perform duties and assume other responsibilities as may be required by the Board or the Association.  No president shall serve more than two consecutive terms.

 Section 3.  The First Vice-President shall discharge the duties of the President in case of sickness, temporary disability, resignation, or removal for cause of the said president.  In the event that both of these officers are unable to discharge their duties, the Second Vice-President shall discharge the duties 
of the President.  In the event that all these officers are unable to assume the duties of the President, the Board shall elect among themselves a new president to serve the unexpired term.  The First and Second Vice-Presidents shall perform other duties as may be required by the Association or the Board of Directors.

 Section 4.  The Vice-Presidents for Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao shall attend to all affairs of their respective regions.  They shall also represent their regions in all meetings, conferences, and in such matters as may be necessary.

 Section 5.  The Treasurer shall be the custodian of all properties of the Association.  He shall keep an accurate account of all the money received or disbursed by him.  He shall deposit the funds of the Association with a reputable banking institution as may be designated by the Board of Directors.  He shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Association or the Board of Directors.

 Section 6.  The Secretary shall be the custodian of all the records and the seal of the Association.  He shall affix the Seal of the Association to all contracts and documents required to be sealed.  He shall notify all applicants for membership of the approval/disapproval of their application.  He shall perform such other duties as may be required by the Association, the Board of Directors, or the President.

 Section 7.  The Internal Auditor shall be responsible for reviewing all the financial transactions of the Association.  He shall verify all Treasurerís reports and shall report to the Board of Directors any lapses in the accounting of the funds of the Association.

 Section 8.  The Public Relations Officer shall be responsible for protecting and enhancing the image of the Association.  He shall undertake, as directed by the President, programs to attain harmonious relationships with other organizations/agencies.  He shall discharge other functions as may be necessary.

 Section 9. In case an elected officer resigns/is incapacitated/dies/ceases 
to be the representative of his institution, the office he holds shall be declared 
vacant.  Except for the Presidency where succession is provided for in Section 3 
of this Article, the Board of Directors shall elect among themselves a replacement who will serve the unexpired term.  In case an elected director is unable to serve his full term, the board shall appoint the available non-winning candidate who received the next highest votes during the last election to serve the unexpired term.

Article V
ELECTIONS

 Section 1.  A Biennial Convention shall be held preferably in the month of June at a venue decided by the Board during which members of the Board of Directors shall be elected.

 Section 2.  Only Institutional members shall be eligible to vote and each institution shall designate only one voting representative.

 Section 3.  Candidates for the Board of Directors shall be the individuals officially nominated by institutional members or by the Nomination and Election Committee. Institutional members are entitled to nominate only one (1) individual to the Board  of Directors.

 Section 4.  A Nomination and Election Committee of three (3) members shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors to 1) solicit and accept nominations, 2) prepare the list of candidates, 3) finalize the list of qualified voters, and 4) supervise the election.  If there are less than twenty (20) nominations, the Committee shall make additional nominations to make a total of twenty (20) names, ensuring that there is geographical balance.

 Section 5.  Election of the members of the Board of Directors shall be by secret ballot by all the qualified voters during the election.

 Section 6.  The Nomination and Election Committee shall proclaim those elected immediately after the canvassing of votes, and thereafter supervise the election of the officers.  Elected officers and directors shall serve for two years starting July 1 or until their successors are duly elected and proclaimed.

Article VI
DUES

 Section 1.  The Annual dues shall be based on the engineering enrollment of the member institution, the amount of which shall be set and approved by a majority of the Board of Directors and shall be ratified by the members during a regular or special membership meeting.

 Section 2.  The fiscal year shall be from July 1 of a year to June 30 of the next year.

 Section 3.  Dues are payable at the beginning of each fiscal year and shall be considered in arrears if not paid by the end of the fiscal year for which these are assessed.

All fees and dues of new members are payable at the time of their admission as members and depending on the portion of the fiscal year, they are admitted, full on the first half, and one half on the second half.

 Section 4.  Members in arrears for one year shall be retained on the rolls of the Association but shall not receive publications until such arrears are paid.  Members in arrears for two years, and who have been duly notified by the Treasurer, shall be dropped from the rolls of the Association until such arrears are paid.   The Treasurer shall notify all members in arrears one month before the end of the fiscal year.

 Section 5.  The funds of the Association shall be deposited in a bank approved by the Board of Directors. All withdrawals shall be signed, and disbursements from the funds of the Association shall be made, by any two officers of the Association so designated by the Board of Directors. All disbursements shall be covered by vouchers signed by the President.

Article VII
MEETINGS

 Section 1.  The Board of Directors shall hold monthly meetings on days and   at venues decided by the Board. 

 Section 2.  During years when a Biennial Convention will not be held, the Board of Directors shall call a General Membership Meeting preferably in the month of June, and at venues decided by the Board.

 Section 3.    All general or special membership meetings may be called at the discretion of the Board of Directors at such date, time and place as may be decided. A majority of the members present shall constitute a quorum.

Article VIII
STANDING COMMITTEES

 Section 1.  The Association shall have the following standing committees:  Membership Committee, Ways and Means Committee, Continuing Education Committee, Special Projects Committee, Documentation Committee, and Productivity and Quality Promotions Committee, the Chairmen of which shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors.

 Section 2.  The Board of Directors may create from time to time other committees as will be necessary.

Article IX
PUBLICATIONS

 Section 1.  The Association shall have one regular official publication 
issued at a frequency decided by the Board of Directors for the purpose of 
keeping members informed of all activities undertaken in pursuance of the objectives of the Association.

 Section 2.  Other information and materials may be issued at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Article X
REGIONAL CHAPTERS

 Section 1.  In a region or group of provinces, at least ten (10) institutional members may put up a chapter of the Association in pursuance of the same objectives, provided that the Chapterís Constitution and By-laws shall not be in conflict  with those of the Association, and subject further to the approval of the Board of Directors.

Article XI
AMENDMENTS

 Section 1.  Amendments to this Constitution & By-Laws may be proposed by any institutional  member of the Association.  Such proposals shall be submitted to and must be approved by the Board of Directors before submission to the general membership.

 Section 2.  Whenever necessary, the President may appoint from the Board of Directors, a Committee to draft proposed amendments which shall be submitted to and approved by the Board before submission to the general membership.

 Section 3.  The final draft of proposed amendments approved by the Board of Directors shall be presented to the members thirty (30) days before a regular or special general membership meeting.  An amendment is deemed approved upon favorable vote of majority of institutional members present and will take effect immediately. 

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Member Schools that ratified the Constitution.
 


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