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Mindanao State University Iligan Institute of Technology Iligan City CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF CERTIFICATE OF PROFESSIONAL TEACHING (ASCPRT) OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION PREAMBLE We, the members of the Association of Students of Certificate of Professional Teaching (CPRT) of the Department of Professional Education, College of Education, MSU-IIT, seeking the aid of the Divine Providence, in order to establish an organization that shall embody our ideals, promote closer ties and unity among CPRT students, maintain a harmonious relationship with DPRE professors of the College of Education, help achieve the goals of the Institute as well as safeguard our common interest and welfare, do ordain and promulgate this Constitution. ARTICLE I NAME AND NATURE Section 1. The organization shall be known as the Association of Students of the Certificate of Professional Teaching of the Department of Professional Education of the College of Education, MSU-IIT and shall have the acronym ASCPRT. Section 2. The Association of Students of Certificate of Professional Teaching shall be self-governing, non-stock, and non-profit organization. Section 3. Its principal office shall be within the MSU-IIT campus, specifically at the Office of the Department of Professional Education, College of Education. ARTICLE II DECLARATIOIN OF PRINCIPLES Section 1. The student’s interest and performance in any school activity is a reflection of his/her educational training and background. Section 2. The support and encouragement of the faculty members of the Department of Professional Education to the academic needs and interest of the students shall be sought and solicited. ARTICLE III OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE Section 1. To unite all students enrolled in the Certificate of Professional Teaching Program of the College of Education, MSU-IIT, for the concerted effort in all matters and activities pertaining to the Association. Section 2. To contribute to the realization of the goals and objectives, and the vision and mission of the College of Education and the MSU-IIT at large through active participation in the academic and non-academic programs of the Institute, the development of the culture of professionalism, responsible leadership and academic excellence coupled with a deep sense of nationalism and patriotism among the members. Section 3. To work for the welfare of the members and the enhancement of their education through social, cultural and other activities like seminars, lectures and remedial classes, and seek solutions or alternatives to answer student’s problems or needs in relation to his/her education and professional growth. Section 4. To promote fellowship, loyalty and cooperation among the members of the Association, to reach out to the Alumni of the CPRT Program for them to participate in strengthening the CPRT Program in whatever way they can, and to maintain a harmonious symbiotic relationship between the Students and Alumni of the CPRT Program, Faculty Members of the Department of Professional Education and the Administration of the MSU-IIT. ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP Section 1. Regular membership in the organization is limited to students of the MSU-IIT, who are officially enrolled in the CPRT Program of the Department of Professional Education, College of Education. Section 2. Special or Honorary membership is afforded to the Alumni of the CPRT Program who were awarded their Certificates of completion of the CPRT Program. Section 3. All members except special or honorary members must pay a semestral membership fee, the amount of which shall be determined by the appropriate body, to be collected by the Treasurer during the enrolment period and after. The proposed semestral membership fee shall be presented to the general assembly for its approval in a meeting called for that purpose. Section 4. Membership begins upon admission to the CPRT Program and is perfected upon official enrolment and may be lost by formal dismemberment through withdrawal of enrolment for current members, or formal resignation for honorary members. Honorary membership begins upon the endowment of the Certificate of Completion of the CPRT Program. Section 5. Any member shall be subject to suspension and expulsion for disloyalty, culpable violation of the rules and regulations of the Association and the MSU-IIT, and other such acts inimical to the organization. Section 6. Admission, registration, suspension and expulsion of a member shall be decided, administered and enforced by the organization’s Executive Council and the Faculty Members of the Department of Professional Education. ARTICLE V ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE Section 1. The highest policy making and governing body of the organization is the Executive Council which shall be composed of officers duly elected annually by all the members of the organization in a meeting specially called for that purpose duly convened by the Faculty Adviser of the CPRT Program. The officers of the Executive Council shall be composed of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, Public Information Officer, Two (2) Sergeant-at-Arms and, Muse and her Escort, the Prince Charming. Section 2. The Executive Council shall perform the following functions: a. To exercise general supervision and administration over all affairs of the organization; b. To organize the students of the CPRT Program to participate in the scheduled activities of the College of Education and the MSU-IIT in general; c. To plan and carry out cultural and social activities for the development of the members; d. To create different committees as may be deemed necessary; e. To propose amendments to the Constitution and By- Laws; f. To impeach, suspend, recall or accept the resignation of any member; and, g. To assess and evaluate activities every semester. Section 2. There shall be an organization per class as a basic unit of the organization. Section 3. The Head of the Faculty of the Department of Professional Education, College of Education, shall automatically be the Adviser of the organization. ARTICLE VI ELECTION OF OFFICERS Section 1. A meeting shall be held on any working day of the third week of the first semester of the school year to be called upon by the outgoing President or in his/her absence, the Faculty Adviser, for the purpose of electing the set of officers of the Executive Council of the organization. A majority of all members present at a meeting, which shall be fifty percent plus one, shall constitute a quorum to do business. Section 2. The election of officers of the Executive Council shall be done through tradition open voting by rising of the right hand. Section 3. All elected officers shall serve or have a term of one- school year. They can be re-elected if they still have one-school year to complete the CPRT Program even if their only subject in the second semester is Practice Teaching. They shall continue to discharge their duties until their respected successors shall have been elected unless relieved from their official position through the system of democratic recall. Section 4. No officers of the Executive Council shall be elected from students whose only subject in the CPRT Program is Practice Teaching. Section 5. Every class shall elect their own set of officers and will be the basic unit of the organization. ARTICLE VII DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL Section 1. The President shall call and preside over all regular and special meetings of the Executive Council. He/She shall sign all important correspondence and counter sign all disbursements authorized by the Executive Council. He/She shall submit a semestral written report to the Executive Council and an annual financial and activity report to the Director of the Department of Students Affairs copy furnished the Head of the Department of Professional Education and the Dean of College of Education at the end of the school year. He/She shall appoint officers among the members of the organization to fill in vacant positions in case one or more officers resigned or became incapacitated to perform his/her duties. He/She establish links with other organizations within the MSU-IIT, and shall perform such other functions inherent in his/her Office. Section 2. The Vice-President shall assume the powers and duties of the President in case of the temporary absence of the latter. In case of the resignation, withdrawal of enrolment, dropping of all subjects or incapacity of the President, he/she shall automatically be vested with the powers and duties of the former. Section 3. The Secretary shall issue notices of meetings, record the minutes of the meetings of the officers and of the general assembly, and shall be the custodian of all records of the organization. He/She shall prepare minutes of each meeting certified correct by him/her and attested by the President. He/She shall prepare and submit semestral reports on all activities to the Executive Council. Section 4. The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the money and properties of the organization, sign all disbursements, records pertaining to money and property belonging to the organization, render monthly, semestral and annual report on the financial standing of the organization or whenever required by the Executive Council. All disbursement of funds shall be approved by the President. Should the organization be able to secure a savings account, withdrawals from said account which were duly approved by the President shall be jointly signed by the Treasurer and the Faculty Adviser. The Treasurer together with the President shall submit a duly audited financial report to the Director of the Department of Student Affairs copy furnished the Head of the Department of Professional Education and Dean of the College of Education at the end of the school year. The Treasurer shall be empowered, with the concurrence of the President, to appoint an assistant to help in the collection of payments. Section 5. The Auditor shall audit, examine and verify the organization’s expenses, disbursements and receipts, including donations, contributions and fines. He/She shall perform other duties as may be assigned by the President. Section 6. The Public Information Officer shall take charge of the announcement and dissemination of all activities and programs of the organization and shall perform other functions particularly those that involve public relations subject to the approval of the President. Section 7. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall assist the President in the maintenance of peace and order in the organization as well as help in the promotion of cleanliness and orderliness of the class, and shall perform other tasks as assigned by the President. Section 8. The Muse and her Escort, the Prince Charming shall represent the CPRT Program in any event that requires their participation but not limited to beauty competitions. They shall also perform duties and functions as assigned by the President. Section 9. The Faculty Adviser shall assist the Executive Council in fulfilling their functions. ARTICLE VIII RIGHTS AND DUTIES Section 1. Every member of the organization shall have the following rights: a. To participate actively and fully in all meetings called for by the Executive Council or by the President; b. To be fully informed of all affairs of the Organization, its programs, projects, activities and of the policies adapted by the organization; c. To propose in any meeting matters of interest other than those stated in the agenda; and, d. To vote and be voted upon in any election. Section 2. Every member has the following duties: a. To endeavor to attend all meetings and other gatherings of the Organization and to cooperate in its sponsored projects and activities unless prevented from doing so by some justifiable causes; b. To safeguard the organization from any internal and external threats; and, c. To pay the required fees. ARTICLE IX SUSPENSION, IMPEACHMENT AND RECALL Section 1. Any officer of the organization may be impeached or may undergo a system of democratic recall for: a. Willful violation of the Constitution and By-Laws; b. Gross neglect of duties and functions; c. Dishonesty, misconduct, indecency in Office or failure to cooperate in the activities of the organization; d. Malversation of funds; and, e. Habitual and unexcused absences in regular meetings. ARTICLE X GENERAL PROVISIONS Section 1. All funds that the organization may have as a result of its fund raising activities, donations, solicitations, and other fees collected shall be used for the benefit of the organization itself. Section 2. The organization shall have an official seal or logo approved by a simple majority vote of the members of the organization. ARTICLE XI MEETINGS Section 1. The organization shall hold meeting once in every month. Section 2. The Executive Council shall hold as often as possible or whenever needed as the circumstance warrant. Section 3. General assembly meetings and special meetings of the officers or the general assembly may be called upon by the President as the need arises. Section 4. No meetings shall be held on an examination day. Section 5. No meeting shall be called to order unless there is a quorum. A majority of all the members or officers present at a meeting shall be fifty percent (50%) plus one (1) to constitute a quorum. This shall be certified to by the Secretary before the meeting is called to order. Section 6. Notice of meeting shall be sent or posted in the bulletin boards at least two (2) days before it shall take place except for emergency meetings. ARTICLE XII AMENDMENT AND RATIFICATION OF THE CONSTITUTION Section 1. Any amendment of the Constitution and By-Laws becomes effective only after approval of the Director of the Student Affairs and after its ratification by the majority members of the organization. Section 2. The Constitution and By-Laws become effective only after approval by the Director of Student Affairs and upon ratification by the majority members of the organization. Drafted by: ALIKHAN O. ABUAT President, CPRT Class Batch 2011-2012
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