View Proposed Changes to AACTE Bylaws; Comment on Resolutions

The annual vote by AACTE members on changes to the Association’s bylaws will occur March 10-24 via online ballot. The proposed changes were approved by the AACTE Board of Directors at its February 28 meeting and are now available for member review.

The amendments to the bylaws will update Article II, Section 2 (Member Meetings/Quorum), and Article VI, Section 1 (Appointments to NCATE). Click here for the proposed bylaws changes.

Unlike in previous years, this month’s vote will not include edits to the Resolutions of the Membership. The Board opted to revisit the resolutions’ format and utility before deciding what to put to a vote.

According to AACTE’s bylaws, “Resolutions stating the position of the Association on matters of significance to the membership may be adopted by the membership.” At its meeting yesterday, the Board questioned whether resolutions should continue in their current format; with the announcement of the Innovation Exchange and the recently approved AACTE Strategic Plan, do we need resolutions to guide our work anymore? Should AACTE restructure how resolutions are created or used? The Board directed the Committee on Governance and Elections to consider this issue over the next few months and develop a proposal for the Board to review in September.

Now it’s your turn to chime in: Membership input will be a crucial part of this process! Please let us know: Are you familiar with the resolutions? Do you review the proposed changes each year? Do you view them as a crucial part of AACTE? Please comment here, or contact me directly at, to help us determine how to move forward on this important issue.

Meanwhile, please take a moment to review the proposed bylaw changes and look for your invitation to vote starting March 10!

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Lucy Berrier

Board Liaison and Special Projects Coordinator, AACTE