THE DIVISION ON CAREER DEVELOPMENT AND TRANSITION OF THE COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE IV - ADMINISTRATION Section 1 The officers of this organization shall be a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, member to the CEC’s Representative Assembly, and the Immediate Past President. The officers of this organization shall be a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and the Immediate Past President. The DCDT executive director shall serve as ad hoc member. These officers shall serve as the executive committee. The Board shall consist of- (a) the officers of the organization, (b) the Regional Subdivision Development Coordinators, (c) the Parent Representative, and (d) the Student Representative. These individuals must be members in good standing of the Council and DCDT at the time of their nomination and election or appointment and remain so throughout the duration of their terms of office. The Board shall consist of- (a) the officers of the organization, (b) the Regional Subdivision Development Coordinators, (c) the Parent Representative, (d) the Student Representative, (e) two members to the CEC’s Representative Assembly, (f) the Youth with a Disability Representative, (g) the CCWAVES Representative, (h) Marketing Chair, (i) Publications Committee Chair; (j) Research Committee Chair; (k) Government Relations Chair; (l) Human Rights and Cultural Diversity Chair; (m) Newsletter Editor; (n) CDEI journal editor or co-editors; and (o) the Web Editor. These individuals must be members in good standing of the Council and DCDT at the time of their nomination and election or appointment and remain so throughout the duration of their terms of office.

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ARTICLE V - NOMINATION AND ELECTIONS Section 1 Annually there shall be a nomination committee whose members, except the Immediate Past President, shall be nominated and elected as prescribed in the By-Laws of the organization. Annually there shall be a nomination slate recommended by the Immediate Past President and approved by the executive board. Annually the Immediate Past President under the guidance of the Board, shall conduct an election as provided for in the By-Laws of the Division. Annually the Immediate Past President under the guidance of the Board, shall organize and coordinate nominees to be presented to the CEC for the election process as provided for in the By-Laws of the Division.

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ADDITION Section 3 Annually, the Immediate Past President will appoint a recognition committee to accept letters of nomination and select the winning candidate for each of the DCDT awards. ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS OF MEMBERSHIP Section 1 DCDT shall meet annually at the time of the convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Changes in time or place of meeting shall be made upon recommendation of the Board with the approval of the membership. DCDT shall meet annually at the time of the convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). In addition, the DCDT board shall meet one other time during the fall each year. Changes in time or place of meeting shall be made upon recommendation of the Board with the approval of the membership. When matters of business require the action of a special meeting of the membership at a time not deemed advisable or feasible, such meetings may be held by mail if called by majority action of the Board. A method of mail balloting shall be determined by the Board for such meetings. When matters of business require the action of a special meeting of the membership at a time not deemed advisable or feasible, such meetings may be held by mail or email if called by majority action of the Board. A method of mail balloting shall be determined by the Board for such meetings. BY-LAWS

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ARTICLE III - OFFICERS Section 2 The terms of office shall be as follows: The President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Immediate Past President shall each serve one year. The Secretary shall be elected in odd numbers years and shall serve for two years. The Treasurer shall be elected in odd number years and shall serve for three years, with the third year being designated as a mentorship year for the incoming Treasurer. Members to CEC’s Representative Assembly shall serve two years on a fixed cycle basis. The terms of office shall be as follows: The President, President-Elect, Vice President, and Immediate Past President shall each serve one year. The Secretary shall be elected shall serve for three years. The Treasurer shall be elected in odd number years and shall serve for three years, with the third year being designated as a mentorship year for the incoming Treasurer. Members to CEC’s Representative Assembly shall serve two years on a fixed cycle basis for maximum of four consecutive years. . G. Immediate Past President - The Immediate Past President shall serve as Chairperson of the Nominating and Recognition Committee and as a member of the Publications Committee. Change G. Immediate Past President - The Immediate Past President shall conduct Board nominations, serve as chairman of the Recognition Committee, and as a member of the Publications Committee. ARTICLE IV - COMMITTEES Section 4 The Chairperson and membership of each committee shall serve two (2) terms. The exceptions are the Nominating, Program, and Publications committees. The chair and members of the Nominating Committee shall serve one-year terms. The Chairperson of each committee shall serve two (2) three-year terms. The exception is the chair of the Recognition Committee (who is the Immediate Past President). In addition, the Membership Committee members will serve three year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The Chair of Publications Committee shall serve a three year term, with the term beginning in Year I of the cycle; the Newsletter Editor shall serve a three year term, beginning in Year II of the cycle; and the Career Development for Exceptional Individuals (CDEI) Journal Editor shall serve a three year term, with the term beginning in Year III of the cycle.

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Change The Chair of Publications Committee shall serve a three year term, with the term beginning in Year I of the cycle; the Newsletter Editor shall serve a three year term, beginning in Year II of the cycle; and the Web Editor shall also serve a three year term. The editor of the Journal of Career Development and Transition shall be hired by the publisher of the journal, with input from the officers of the board. Section 6 The standing committees and their respective duties are as follows: A. The Nomination and Recognition Committee - This committee shall consist of five members, including the Immediate Past President, shall be nominated and subsequently elected by a simple majority vote of membership attending the annual business meeting of the organization. This committee shall call for nominations from the membership, check nominees' eligibility and availability to hold office, conduct a mail ballot, and tabulate and announce the result at the next annual business meeting. This committee will annually identify and prepare awards for individuals or groups of individuals who have made unique contributions in service to DCDT during the year. The Immediate Past President shall serve as Chairperson of the Committee. Change: A. The Recognition Committee - This committee will be appointed by the Immediate Past President, and will annually identify and prepare awards for individuals or groups of individuals who have made unique contributions in service to DCDT during the year. The Immediate Past President shall serve as Chairperson of the Committee. B. Program Committee - The Program Committee shall develop DCDT's program for the annual CEC convention. The DCDT President-Elect shall serve as Chairperson of the Committee. Change B. Program Committee - The Program Committee shall develop DCDT's program for the DCDT conferences and other trainings as necessary. The DCDT President-Elect or Vice President in charge of conferences shall serve as Chairperson of the Committee. C. Membership Committee - This committee shall organize and direct the recruitment of members for the division. The committee shall formulate a membership promotion plan for approval by the Board. A current list of membership shall be maintained and made available to the Board. The Vice President shall serve as the committee chairperson. Regional Sub-Division Coordinators, and the Parent, and Student Representatives shall serve on this committee.

Change C. Membership Committee - This committee shall organize and direct the recruitment of members for the division. The committee shall formulate a membership promotion plan for approval by the Board. A current list of membership shall be maintained and made available to the Board. The President Elect or Vice President in charge of membership shall serve as the committee chairperson. The Marketing Chair, Regional Sub-Division Coordinators, and the Parent, Student Representative, CCWAVES Representative, and Young Adult with a Disability Representative shall serve on this committee.

B. Governmental Affairs Committee - This committee shall study
legislation at the national, state, and local levels as they relate to the career development and transition of exceptional individuals. This committee shall make recommendations to the Board concerning legislative proposals, which the division might support or approve, and then act on behalf of the Division in this regard. The committee shall also be in contact with federal agencies to secure and transmit information that will promote career development and transition programs and needs. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board. Change D. Governmental Affairs Committee - This committee shall study legislation at the national, state, and local levels as they relate to the career development and transition of exceptional individuals. This committee shall make recommendations to the Board concerning legislative proposals, which the division might support or approve, and then act on behalf of the Division in this regard. The committee shall also be in contact with federal agencies to secure and transmit information that will promote career development and transition programs and needs. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board and shall serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. He/She shall submit a report to the Board at DCDT meetings. E. Publications Committee - This committee shall publish a division journal at least two (2) times each year to be mailed to each individual member, produce and disseminate the Division Newsletter, and maintain the Division website. The committee may also develop and disseminate pamphlets, brochures, monographs, or other materials deemed effective, all subject to approval by the Board. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board. Change E. Publications Committee - This committee shall publish a division journal at least three (3) times each year to be mailed to each individual member, produce and disseminate a division Newsletter and email blast, and maintain the Division website. The committee may also

develop and disseminate pamphlets, brochures, monographs, or other materials deemed effective, all subject to approval by the Board. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board and shall serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. He/She shall submit a report to the Board at DCDT meetings. Publications Committee Membership and Terms Membership will include, but not be limited to: • • • • The DCDT immediate Past President (one year term) A chairperson selected by the Board (three year term selected in first year of cycle) The editor of the Journal of Career Development and Transition Editors of ongoing publications

F. Research Committee - This committee shall identify and formulate procedures to study and/or promote the resolution of research problems and issues as they relate to the career development and transition of exceptional individuals. Recommendations and activities proposed by this committee shall be submitted to the Board for review and approval. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board. Change F. Research Committee - This committee shall identify and formulate procedures to study and/or promote the resolution of research problems and issues as they relate to the career development and transition of exceptional individuals. Recommendations and activities proposed by this committee shall be submitted to the Board for review and approval. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board and shall serve no more than two three-year terms. He/She shall submit a report at DCDT meetings. G. Human Rights and Cultural Diversity Committee - This committee shall serve to promote activities in the area of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity; review activities sponsored by the Division on Career Development and Transition to ensure that these activities promote human rights and address issues of cultural diversity; and identify emerging national and international issues related to human rights and cultural diversity and the impact of these issues on the career development and transition of people with disabilities. A Chairperson will be selected by the Board. Change G. Human Rights and Cultural Diversity Committee - This committee shall serve to promote activities in the area of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity; review activities sponsored by the Division on Career Development and Transition to ensure that these activities promote

human rights and address issues of cultural diversity; and identify emerging national and international issues related to human rights and cultural diversity and the impact of these issues on the career development and transition of people with disabilities. A Chairperson will be selected by the Board and shall serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms. He/she shall submit a report at DCDT meetings. H. Marketing Committee - This committee shall organize and direct the promotion of DCDT's mission, functions and resources. The committee shall work in conjunction with other DCDT committees to ensure that all DCDT activities (recruitment, legislative, publications, research, etc.) promote the continuous growth and development of DCDT, as indicated by the needs and present issues of the field. The committee shall formulate a marketing plan for approval by the Board. The Chairperson will be selected by the Board. DELETE H. Delete Marketing Committee as a stand alone committee. . ARTICLE V - OTHER BOARD MEMBERS Section 1 The remaining members of the Board shall be the Regional Sub-division Development Coordinators, and the Student Representative.

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The remaining members of the Board shall be the Marketing Chair, Regional Sub-division Development Coordinators, the Student Representative, the Parent Representative, the CCWAVES Representative, the Young Adult with a Disability, Web Editor, Newsletter Editor, Governmental Relations Chair, Publications Committee Chair, Research Chair, and Human rights/Cultural Diversity Chair. The duties of these Board members (except those that have been described elsewhere: Chairs of the Governmental Relations, Publications, Research and Human Rights/Cultural Diversity) are as follows: B. Student Representative - This Board member shall serve as liaison representative to student organizations of CEC and DCDT and make reports and recommendations to the Board on important matters that relate to student involvement and needs. He/She will serve on the Membership and Sub-division Development Committees, and conduct activities to promote student membership and participation in DCDT, and other responsibilities as directed by the Board and the president of DCDT He/She shall be appointed by the President and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings.

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Change B. Student Representative Membership Role: This Board member shall organize efforts of the organization to mentor future transition leaders who are current graduate or doctoral students. These efforts will include acting as a liaison with CEC student mentorship efforts, disseminating information through DCDT publications, recruiting graduate student members, identifying graduate student needs, and organizing mentorship opportunities at DCDT and CEC conferences. He/She shall be appointed by the President for a three year term and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. C. Parent Representative – This Board member shall be a parent of a child with a disability and will represent DCDT in appropriate forums, serve on the Membership and Sub-division Development Committees, and generally conduct activities to promote parent membership and participation in DCDT and to ensure that DCDT includes a parent perspective, and other responsibilities as directed by the Board and the president of DCDT He/She shall be appointed by the President and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. Change C. Parent Representative – This Board member shall be a parent of a child with a disability and will represent DCDT in appropriate forums, serve on the Membership and Sub-division Development Committees, and generally conduct activities to promote parent membership and participation in DCDT and to ensure that DCDT includes a parent perspective, and other responsibilities as directed by the Board and the president of DCDT He/She shall be appointed by the President and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. This Representative should organize efforts of the organization to increase the role of parents in the transition planning process and to enhance the skills of special educators in partnering with parents and families to improve transition planning and services. These efforts can include disseminating information through DCDT publications, recruiting parent and family members, and/or organizing conference strands that target these goals. He/She shall be appointed by the President meetings for a three year term and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT annual meeting.

ADDITIONS D. Youth with Disability Representative:   This member will serve on the membership committee and shall

provide perspective on young adults with disabilities transitioning into careers and communities and organize efforts of DCDT to be responsive to the needs of individuals with disabilities who are in the process of transitioning from high school to college and the

community. These efforts will include organizing efforts to recruit youth with disabilities as members of the organization, disseminating information that enhances the self-determination of students with disabilities in the transition process, and organizing conference events and/or sessions that meet the needs of youth with disabilities. He/She shall be appointed by the President for a three year term and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. E. Marketing Chair: This member shall organize and direct the promotion of DCDT's mission, functions and resources. The member shall work in conjunction with other DCDT committees to ensure that all DCDT activities (membership, legislative, program, publications, research, etc.) promote the continuous growth and development of DCDT, as indicated by the needs and present issues of the field. The committee shall formulate a marketing plan for approval by the Board. He/She shall be appointed by the President for a three year term and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. He/she shall serve no more than two consecutive three year terms. F. CCWAVES Representative: This Board member shall serve as liaison representative to the Commission on Certification of

Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES) and DCDT, represent DCDT in appropriate transition and
career assessment forums, and make reports and recommendations to the Board on important matters that relate to transition and career assessment. CCWAVES representative should participate and represent DCDT (if possible) in the National Community of Practice on Transition Career Assessment Practice Group and represent DCDT at Vocational Evaluation and Career Assessment Professionals (VECAP forums and meetings). He/She will serve on the Membership Committee, and conduct activities to promote transition and career assessment personnel membership and participation in DCDT, and other responsibilities as directed by the Board and the president of DCDT. He/She shall be appointed by the President for a three year term and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. He/She shall serve no more than two consecutive three year terms. G.Newsletter Editor: This Board member shall coordinate the production of the twice yearly Newsletter to publicize and disseminate information critical to the operation of the organization including announcements about constitutional/bylaws changes, elections, conference or training events, and/or information about the work of DCDT committees. He/She shall work with the Publications chair and other committee chairs to identify and prioritize the information included in each newsletter. In addition, this member will take pictures and maintain an archive of organizational history, including award winners, current and past

board members, and conference/organization events. He/She shall be appointed by the President for a three year term, shall be a standing member of the Publications Committee, and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. He/She shall serve no more than two consecutive three year terms. H. Webpage Editor: This Board member shall assure the accuracy and timeliness of the information available on the organization’s website. He/she will identify needed changes, coordinate the submission of updates, and disseminate electronic information critical to the operation of the organization including announcements about constitutional/bylaws changes, elections, conference or training events, and/or information about the work of DCDT committees. He/She shall work with the Publications chair and other committee chairs to identify and prioritize the information included on the website. He/She shall be appointed by the President for a three year term, shall be a standing member of the Publications Committee, and shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. He/She shall serve no more than two consecutive three year terms. I. Journal Editor: This board member shall be hired by the publisher of the Journal of Career Development and Transition, with input from the Board. Terms of the contract are to be determined by the publisher, including publication schedule. The Journal editor will work with the Publications Chair to identify topics for special editions, identify Editorial Board membership, and otherwise work to assure that journal content reflects current research-based and promising practices from the field of transition and career development. He/she shall submit an annual report at the DCDT meetings. ARTICLE VI - BOARD Section 2 Change Section 2 The Board shall meet during the annual CEC conference and at least once during the fall of the year to conduct business. The President shall call these meetings. ARTICLE VII - NOMINATIONS AND ELECTION Section 1 The nominating committee will solicit nominees from the entire Membership through the appropriate media with announcements in the fall of each year. Nominations may be made by any group of five (5) active members signing a nomination petition. The Committee will review The Board shall meet prior to the annual meeting of the DCDT and at least one other time during the year to conduct business. The President shall call these meetings.

the status of each nominee in relation to being a member in good standing. Change Section 1 The Immediate Past President will solicit nominees from the entire Membership through the appropriate media with announcements in the fall of each year. Nominations may be made by any group of five (5) active members signing a nomination petition. The Immediate Past President will review the status of each nominee in relation to being a member in good standing. Consent must be obtained in writing from each nominee, who, in turn, will submit qualifications to the Nominating Committee. Consent must be obtained in writing from each nominee, who, in turn, will submit qualifications to the Immediate Past President. The Nominating Committee shall select from a list of nominees for each office from the membership. They may also select one person independent of membership solicitation.

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Change Section 3 The Immediate Past President shall select from a list of nominees for each office from the membership. They may also select one person independent of membership solicitation. The Nominating Committee shall construct a mail ballot and mail it to all active members (8) weeks prior to the annual convention of the Division. They will receive and tabulate the results and announce the names of the newly elected officers at the annual convention. The candidate receiving the largest number of votes cast for each office is selected. In the event that two candidates receive the same number of votes and there is not a candidate who receives a larger number, a special ballot will be resubmitted to the membership at the annual business meeting. The ballot shall contain the name of the two candidates and the election will be decided by simple majority. The Immediate Past President shall construct a ballot and send it to the CEC in accordance with their election process. The ballot should be received by all active members (8) weeks prior to the annual convention of the Division. The CEC will receive and tabulate the results and announce the names of the newly elected officers at the annual convention. The candidate receiving the largest number of votes cast for each office is selected. In the event that two candidates receive

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the same number of votes and there is not a candidate who receives a larger number, a special ballot will be resubmitted to the membership at the annual business meeting. The ballot shall contain the name of the two candidates and the election will be decided by simple majority.