Standing Rules

Representation:

Regular member institutions shall express themselves officially in the affairs of the Association.  The representatives of any regular member institutions should include, to the maximum extent possible, a cross-section of faculties engaged in the preparation of teachers, including those in academic disciplines, and all major units of professional teacher education faculty.

Member Meetings/Quorum:

The Association shall hold one Annual Business Meeting and such other membership meetings on such days and at such places as may be determined by the Executive Committee.
 
Twenty institutional representatives in attendance at a membership Meeting of the Association or represented by proxy shall constitute a quorum.

Voting:

Each member institution through its representative shall be entitled to cast one vote on every issue considered by the membership at any regular or special membership meeting.

 

Resolutions:

Resolutions stating the position of the Association on matters of significance to the membership may be adopted by the membership at any regular or special meeting of the membership.  The Executive Committee shall solicit proposed resolutions from the institutions.  Such proposed resolutions shall be reviewed by the Committee.  A proposed resolution shall then be submitted for a vote by the membership at regular or special membership meetings and shall be considered adopted and in effect when approved by a majority vote of those membership representatives registered and in attendance at the meeting.  Each institution shall be entitled to cast one vote on each issue considered.  A resolution, once adopted, shall be binding on the members of the Association for no more than five years, unless readopted.

Amendments to the Association’s Dues Schedule: 

Proposed amendments to the Association’s Dues Schedule shall be forwarded to all member institutions not more than fifty, but not less than ten, days prior to a regular or specially scheduled meeting of the membership.  The proposed amendment shall then be submitted to a vote at the membership meeting and shall be considered adopted and in effect when approved by a majority vote of those membership representatives registered and in attendance at the meeting.

Rules of Procedure:

The rules of procedure at the meetings of members shall be according to Robert’s Rules of Order, so far as such rules are applicable.  The rules of procedure may be suspended by a majority vote of the institutional representatives present and voting at such meeting.

Motions and Amendments to Motions:

  • A motion or amendment to a motion may be made from the floor only by an AILACTE institutional representative

  • Only official agenda items and main motions (resolutions) approved by the Executive Committee and forwarded to the membership by the Executive Committee may be considered, except that a new main motion may be made from the floor provided that:Any representative may amend a motion.  Proposed amendments must be available to the Chair in written form

    • Two-thirds of the representatives present and voting at the Annual Business Meeting vote to suspend the rules and consider the motion; and

    • The motion is available in written form to representatives at the Annual Business Meeting

  • Any representative may amend a motion.  Proposed amendments must be available to the Chair in written form

  • All motions of amendments to motions must be seconded by a representative before debate on them can commence

  • The representative making a motion or amendment to a motion shall be the first to speak on the motion or amendment, if he or she so desires

  • The Chair shall repeat the motion or amendment to the representatives immediately before it is voted upon.


Recognition to Speak:

  • Microphones shall be available for representatives desiring to speak on a motion or amendment.  Representatives wishing to be recognized shall line up behind the microphones.  They will be recognized in rotating order until debate is closed

  • No one shall speak from the floor until recognized by the Chair.  A representative recognized to speak shall state his or her name and institution before speaking.


Limitations on Debate:

  • A representative shall be allowed to speak to any question for three minutes.  After that time, he or she shall relinquish the floor

  • A two-thirds vote of the representatives present is required to close debate on a motion or amendment.  After ten minutes of debate on any motion or amendment, a motion to close debate shall be placed on the floor automatically

  • If debate on a motion is interrupted by debate on an amendment to the motion, the time count on the main motion debate shall be suspended until the other motion(s) have been acted upon.