UMATYC

The Utah Mathematics Association for Two Year Colleges, UMATYC, is a forum established to allow for open discussion of issues relating to mathematics education at two year colleges in the state of Utah. It's purpose is to promote professional development for mathematics teachers, to work with other professional associations and institutions concerned with mathematics at all levels, and to provide the best possible mathematics curriculum and instruction the the affilated schools.

UMATYC is an affiliate of The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC). AMATYC was founded in 1974. It is the only organization exclusively devoted to providing a national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. AMATYC has approximately 2,500 individual members and more than 100 institutional members in the United States and Canada. Educators in 47 states and one Canadian province are represented through AMATYC's 44 affiliate organizations.

UMATYC Mission Statement

  1. To promote professional development for mathematics teachers in the affiliated schools in Utah.
  2. To work with other professional associations and institutions concerned with mathematics at all levels.
  3. To provide the best possible mathematics curriculum and instruction in the affiliated schools.

UMATYC Constitution

ARTICLE I. NAME

  1. The name of the organization shall be the Utah Mathematics Association of Two Year Colleges. (UMATYC)

ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES

  1. To promote professional development for mathematics teachers and focus on teaching and learning mathematics in the first two-years in higher education in Utah.

  2. To work with other professional associations and institutions concerned with mathematics at all levels.

  3. To provide the best possible mathematics curriculum and instruction in higher education in Utah.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Any higher education mathematics instructor currently employed in the state of Utah and any other individuals interested is eligible for membership.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

  1. The officers of this organization shall be:

    1. President
    2. President-elect
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer

  2. The president-elect shall be elected each year except as noted below, and shall become the president the following year. The retiring president shall for one year be a member of the executive board. The secretary and treasurer may succeed themselves. Upon approval of a majority of the active members the president may succeed himself or herself for one year only. In this event, the president-elect and past president shall retain his or her office for one additional year.

  3. The duties of the officers shall be:

    1. Appoint the General Assembly; appoint the standing committees and name a chairperson for each subject to the approval of the Executive Board; be exofficio member of all standing committees: and be the executive officer of the association before the public, either personally or through delegates, and shall perform the usual other functions attributed to the office.

    2. The president-elect shall serve as vice-president of the Association and shall perform the usual duties attributed to this office including that of parliamentarian. The vice president shall be the program chairperson.

    3. The secretary shall keep accurate minutes of all the meetings of the executive board and general assembly; maintain official files; assist the president with Association correspondence, mail to all voting members an official ballot, keep all ballots cast until confirmed by the executive board, and report the results of the election to all members by mail.

    4. The treasurer shall be responsible for the funds of the Association and disburse them upon authorization by the executive Board. The treasurer shall collect dues; maintain a roll of members; shall make a list of members available to the secretary; keep accurate accounts of the receipts of the executive Board. The treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the budget committee.

  4. The term of each office shall be for one year.

    1. New officers of the executive board will take office at the beginning of the calendar year following the election.

    2. If a vacancy occurs in the office of President, the president elect shall become president.

    3. If a vacancy occurs in any other elected position, the executive board shall appoint a successor. An appointed President-Elect cannot succeed to President without being duly elected.

ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD

  1. The association shall be governed by the executive board.

  2. The executive board shall consist of the elected officers, the immediate past president and members at large appointed by the elected officers to insure that each member school is represented on the executive board. Chairpersons of each standing committee shall also be on the executive board.

  3. The executive board shall be responsible for approving standing committees and chairpersons, serve as the budget committee, approve all expenditures within the budget, carrying out policies established by the general assembly; determining dues and fees, deciding dates and arrangements of meetings of the general assembly, and notify members by mail at least two months prior to a meeting of the general assembly.

  4. The executive board meetings will be called by the president on at least one month notice.

  5. A quorum shall consist of at least five members of the executive board.

ARTICLE VI. COMMITTEES

  1. Standing committees shall be the program committee to be chaired by the president-elect, a budget committee to be chaired by the treasurer, a nominating committee to be chaired by the secretary.

  2. Other committees shall be appointed by the president as needed.

  3. All committees shall report to the executive board.

ARTICLE VII. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  1. The general assembly shall be composed of all active members.

  2. The association shall have one regular meeting each year. Other meetings shall be determined by the executive board.

  3. A secret ballot or roll call vote may be called for by any member.

  4. The membership present at the general assembly shall constitute a quorum. In the event that less that 50% of the members are present, any action taken shall be subject to reconsideration at the next meeting.

  5. A simple majority of members present is necessary to pass legislation.

ARTICLE VIII. DUES

  1. Dues shall be recommended by the budget committee and ratified by the general assembly.

ARTICLE IX. ELECTIONS

  1. All members of the executive board (except appointed members at large) shall be elected at the business meeting of the annual UMATYC conference.

  2. The election ballot shall contain the names of the candidates for officers. Strong preference will be given by the hosting institution.

  3. Members eligible to vote will by those who have paid dues by the annual fall conference.

  4. IN the event that more than one person in nominated for a position, a ballot will be used for the election of an officer.

  5. Election shall be by plurality. In case of a tie, a runoff election will be held only if more than two people were running for office. If only two members have been nominated and a tie results, the president will toss a coin to determine the winner.

  6. The secretary shall notify the candidates within two weeks following the election and shall inform the membership at the annual meeting.

ARTICLE X. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

  1. The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order shall be the parliamentary authority for the association on all questions not covered by the constitution and such standing rules as the general assembly may adopt.

ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS

  1. The general membership may adopt amendments to this constitution by a two-thirds majority of those voting at any general meeting of the association.