C&BL Committee Annual Report

Amendments to the CALA
Constitution and Bylaws

Constitution

Article
VI.  Officers

Section
2. Appointed Officers

4.  Committee Chairpersons   … (10) the Scholarship Committee, (11) the Web Committee, (12)
the Best Book Award Committee*, (13) the Sally C. Tseng’s Professional
Development Grant Committee, and (14) the Mentorship Program Committee.

a.      

  The chairperson of the
Conference Program Committee shall be the vice president/president elect.
The
chairperson of the Nominating Committee shall be the immediate past president.
The chairpersons of the Conference Program Committee, the Nominating
Committee, the Awards Committee, and the Scholarship Committee shall be
appointed for a one-year term and cannot be re-appointed for a consecutive
term.

b.     

The chairperson of the Conference Program Committee shall be the
Incoming Vice President/President Elect for the first year, and the Vice
President/President Elect for the second year. The chairperson shall be
appointed for a two-year term and cannot be re-appointed for a consecutive term
.

c.      

The
chairperson of the Web Committee shall be the web master of the Association.
The appointment is for a three-year term and can be re-appointed for a second
consecutive term.

d.     

The president, in consultation with
Sally C. Tseng, will appoint the chairperson of the Sally C. Tseng’s
Professional Development Grant Committee. 
The chairperson of this committee will serve a one-year term and cannot
be reappointed for a second consecutive term.

e.      

All
other committee chairpersons shall be appointed for a one-year term and can be
re-appointed for a second consecutive term for the same committee.

5.  Committee Members.  The president, in consultation with each
chairperson, shall appoint all committee members from the membership of the
Association. The number of members in each committee, including the
chairperson, shall be an odd number. The exact number of members in each
committee is to be decided by the president.

c.   The members of the Conference Program Committee, the
Nominating Committee, the Awards Committee, and the Scholarship Committee shall
be appointed for a one-year term and cannot serve a second consecutive
term.  The
members of the Conference Program Committee shall be appointed for a two-year
term and cannot serve a second consecutive term.
  The members of the Membership
Committee, the Finance Committee, the Publications Committee, the Constitution
and Bylaws Committee, the International Relations Committee, the Public
Relations/Fund Raising Committee, the Web
Committee, the Best Book Award Committee, the Sally C.
Tseng’s Professional Development Grant
Committee,
and the Mentorship Program Committee
shall be appointed for a staggered
two-year term and can be reappointed for a consecutive term.

d.   To keep an accurate record of vacancies and
re-appointments, chairpersons shall list the term of each member in their
annual reports.

 

Bylaws

Article
IV.  Duties of the Officers

Section 9.  Committee Chairpersons

12.  Best Book Award Committee.  The chairperson, with the help of the
Committee members, shall select and produce a list of best books on Chinese
topics by authors of Chinese descent, published in a designated calendar year.”

13.  Sally C. Tseng’s
Professional Development Grant Committee. 
The chairperson, with the help of the Committee members, shall issue
calls for applications for professional development grant opportunities in the
Association, select grant recipients according to prescribed guidelines and
inform the president, executive director, and the Board of Directors of the
Committee decisions.  In case of special
circumstances, including but not limited to no award, disputes, and/or cases involving
conflict of interest, the Board of Directors shall make the final decision on
the award(s).

14.  Mentorship Program
Committee.  The chairperson, with the
help of the Committee members, shall be responsible for the planning of the
mentorship program for the designated calendar year.

*Name change from Best Book Award Committee
to Best Book Committee is to be discussed and approved by the Board.