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I. Name

A. Brigham Young University Mathematics Education Association


II. Purpose and Goals

A. Opportunities for students to interact with faculty, advisors, professionals, district officials and administrators

B. A forum for students to develop ideas and viewpoints concerning mathematics education

C. Opportunities for faculty to interact with students outside the classroom, as well as occasions for faculty to present their current research and interests

D. A source for faculty to draw TA’s and research assistants

E. Create a sense of unity within the major

F. Increase student involvement with their major

G. Help students become more prepared to enter the classroom as well-qualified and sought after educators

H. Provide unique, education-related service opportunities

I. The organization will be an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and sponsored by the Utah Affiliate of said organization.

III. Membership Eligibility, Standards and Requirements

Only full-time students are eligible to hold office in BYUSA clubs or Student Academic Associations and must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 for the most recent semester enrolled and cumulative GPA. Those eligible for membership in BYUSA clubs and Student Academic Associations include:

A. Enrolled students and their spouses.

B. Faculty, staff, and their spouses.

Recognized clubs and academic associations are intended to enhance the experience for those affiliated with the University. Therefore, students and university faculty or staff and their spouses may occasionally bring guests to club activities, but regular attendance is discouraged. Participants must possess a strong interest in teaching and learning mathematics.

This organization shall not discriminate on the basis of age, color, gender, national origin, disability or handicap, race, religion. This policy will include, but is not limited to, recruiting, membership, organization activities or opportunities to hold office.

IV. Procedures for Disciplining and/or removing an officer or member

Not applicable to our club

V. Officer Selection Process

A. The Executive Board will consist of: President, Vice President, Secretary, Publicity Officer, Hospitality Officer, Graduate Student Representative, and two Elementary Education Officers but can be altered as necessity requires. They will be chosen as follows:

1. Mathematics Education faculty will recommend at least two students for MEA positions for the upcoming school year by the beginning of February.

2. The advisor will select candidates for each of the executive board positions based upon these applications and the recommendations of the faculty.

B. Candidates for the Executive Board must:

1. Be declared mathematics education majors or elementary education majors

2. Be able to dedicate enough time to fulfill their position responsibilities

3. Not be completing their student teaching during the year of service

C. Terms of service will be consecutive fall–winter semesters. A new Executive Board for the upcoming fall semester will be chosen in March of the prior winter semester.

VI. Leadership

A. The Executive Board, faculty advisor and members shall comply with all University and campus policies and regulations and local, state, and federal laws. This organization will uphold the standards of the University as stated in the Honor Code. Duties of each Executive Board position:

1. President

a. Oversee all operations of MEA

b. Approves all activities and must attend as often as possible

c. Works with the Executive Board to plan and orchestrate activities

d. Must be a member of NCTM and keep up communication with UCTM

e. Serves as a representative on the Student Advisory Board for the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

2. Vice President

a. Oversees service projects

b. Helps the president with his/her duties

c. Must be a member of NCTM/UCTM and represents MEA at NCTM/UCTM meetings

d. Keeps up regular communication with NCTM

e. Informs MEA of NCTM events and gives NCTM information to publicity officer for the bulletin board

f. Updates MEA on UCTM activities

3. Secretary

a. Oversee the association’s finances

b. Keeps the minutes at all Executive Board meetings

c. Collects data at each of the activities (e.g., who is attending and their current Mthed course)

d. Keeps a list of volunteers for personal tutoring opportunities

4. Publicity

a. Promotes the association and each activity

b. Updates and maintains the association’s bulletin board

c. Takes pictures at all of events for the board and website

d. Keeps up events and lectures on the bulletin board

e. Sends announcements to the Administrative Assistant to email out to all of the MEA members.

5. Hospitality

a. Schedules the room for each activity

b. In charge of any refreshments

c. Makes sure the refreshments are taken to the activity

d. Report financial costs for the organization to the secretary after each activity

6. Graduate student representative

a. Brings unique insight and suggestions to club activities and meetings

b. Helps with mentoring programs and post-graduation advisement

7. Elementary Education representative

a. Be a voice for the elementary education students

b. Promote MEA activities to elementary education students

c. Collaborate with other officers to plan and carry out activities

B. Faculty Advisor

1. Oversee operations of MEA

2. Supervise weekly or biweekly meetings

3. Attend MEA activities

4. Coordinate the selection process of new officers

VII. Financial Procedures – The Mathematics Education Department will be responsible for MEA. There is currently an agency account but when the money is gone it will be closed. Activities and expenditures will be documented and approved by the Executive Board and faculty advisor

A majority, if voting, of this organization may determine reasonable dues and fees assessed to each member at the beginning of each semester.

A specific member, designated by this organization shall be responsible for payment in full of all debts accumulated by the organization not covered by funds on deposit. In the occasion that the organization becomes inactive (2 consecutive semesters) or decides not to re-charter with money remaining in the organization agency account, the organization authorizes the sponsoring University entity to determine the use of those remaining funds or to transfer them to a holding account for future organization as needed. Should this organization re-charter within a 3 year time period from the time of inactivity, those funds will be transferred back into the organization account.

VIII. Charter Amendment Procedure – The Charter is determined by the sponsoring department and will be reviewed annually by the faculty advisor and department chair.