Welcome to Pacise

 

The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators. This Association is made up of those educators in institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are involved in courses or programs that are considered to be a part of Computer and/or Information Science.

Members

 

 

Bloomsburg* Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics

California* Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Cheyney* Department of Computer and Information Sciences

Clarion* Computer Information Science Department

East Stroudsburg* Department of Computer Science

Edinboro* Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Indiana* Computer Science Department

Kutztown* Department of Computer Science and Information Technology

Lincoln The Lincoln Department of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies

Lock Haven* Business & Computer Science Department

Mansfield* Department of Computer Information Science

Millersville* Department of Computer Science

Shippensburg* Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Slippery Rock* Computer Science Department

West Chester* Department of Computer Science

* Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

PACISE Officers (2011-2012)

 

President Lisa Kovalchick California University of PA

Vice President Joseph  Molnar Edinboro University of PA

Secretary David Mooney Shippensburg University of PA

Treasurer Afrand Agah West Chester University of PA

 

Executive Board Members

 

Name University email
Robert Montante

Bloomsburg University of PA

bobmon@bloomu.edu

Lisa Kovalchick

California University of PA

kovalchick@calu.edu

TBD;

Cheyney University of PA

unknown@cheyney.edu

Soo Kim

Clarion University of PA

skim@clarion.edu

James Emert

East Stroudsburg University of PA

james.emert@po-box.esu.edu

Joseph Molnar

Edinboro University of PA

jmolnar@edinboro.edu

TBD

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

unknown@HarrisburgU.edu

Raj Ezekiel

Indiana University of PA

sezekiel@iup.edu

Yong Zhang

Kutztown University of PA

zhang@kutztown.edu

Mehran Asadi

Lincoln University of PA

masadi@lincoln.edu

Mark Jones

Lock Haven University of PA

mjones5@lhup.edu

Yucong Liu

Mansfield University of PA

yliu@mansfield.edu

David Hutchens

Millersville University of PA

hutchens@cs.millersville.edu

Dave Mooney

Shippensburg University of PA

djmoon@ship.edu

Paul Mullins

Slippery Rock University of PA

paul.mullins@sru.edu

Afrand Agah

West Chester University of PA

AAgah@wcupa.edu

Constitution

 

Constitution Of The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators

(Approved as modified at the PACISE Business Meeting at Edinboro on Saturday, April 11, 2015)

(Approved as modified unanimously at the PACISE Business Meeting at Lock Haven on Friday, April 10, 1987)

Approved by the Association, October 17, 1992.

ARTICLE I: NAME AND CONSTITUENCY

100.101

NAME. The name of this association shall be 'The Pennsylvania Association of Computer and Information Science Educators' (PACISE), herein referred to as the Association.

100.102

CONSTITUENCY. This Association shall be made up of those educators in institutions of higher education within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are involved in courses or programs that are considered to be a part of Computer and/or Information Science.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE

200.101

The purpose of this Association shall be to further the propagation of Computer and Information Science education within the member institutions throughout Pennsylvania.

200.102

To provide a forum for the discussion of common problems within the member institutions as related to Computer and/or Information Science education.

200.103

To encourage cooperation within the member institutions as related to Computer and/or Information Science education.

200.104

To encourage coordination of activities related to Computer and/or Information Science education within the member institutions.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP

300.101

All departments that are involved in Computer and/or Information Science education within institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall become departmental members by signature to this constitution at its adoption or by vote of the membership of the Association.

300.102

All full-time faculty of those departments which are departmental members of the Association shall be members of the Association.

300.103

Any other full-time or part-time faculty members of any institution in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who are approved by a 2/3 vote of the members present and voting at any Annual Meeting shall be members of the Association.

ARTICLE IV: EXECUTIVE BOARD

400.101

The management of this Association shall be vested in an Executive Board, subject to the directions and resolutions of the membership of the Association. The Executive Board shall consist of such members as shall be provided in the By-Laws of the Association.

400.102

The Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer shall be the officers of the Association. All officers shall serve for a period, and shall be elected and qualified in a manner, as provided in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE V: AMENDMENTS

500.101

This constitution may be amended by the vote of at least three-fourths (3/4) of the members present and voting at any Annual Meeting provided that notice of such amendment shall have been provided to all members prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE VI: TERMINATION

600.101

The Association shall have perpetual existence unless sooner terminated by the vote of at least three-fourths (3/4) of the members present and voting at any annual meeting provided that notice of such termination vote shall have been provided to all members prior to the meeting. Automatic termination shall occur, if both the membership and the board fail to meet for a period of five consecutive years.

600.102

Should the Association ever be dissolved, its property, real and chattel, tangible and intangible, shall be bequeathed to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

Bylaws

 

Bylaws Of The Constitution Of The Pennsylvania Association Of Computer And Information Science Educators

(Approved as modified at the PACISE Business Meeting at Lock Haven on Friday, April 10, 1987)

SECTION 1: MEMBERSHIP

1.100

Any department that is in an institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania desiring to join the Association may make application to the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall investigate the application and shall make a recommendation to the general membership, where a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote of members present and voting shall admit it to the Association as a departmental member.

1.200

Any individual who is a full-time or part-time faculty member of any Commonwealth of Pennsylvania institution and is not a full-time faculty member within a department which has departmental membership in the Association and desires to join the Association may make application to the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall investigate the application and shall make a recommedation to the general membership where a three-fourths (3/4) favorable vote of members present and voting shall provide membership to the individual.

SECTION 2: MEETINGS

2.100 ANNUAL MEETING

The Annual Meeting of the Association shall be held with the time and place to be decided by the membership or the Executive Board.

2.101

Nature of the Annual Meeting, starting time, place and proposed agenda thereof, shall be given to each departmental member and individual who is in a department which is not a departmental member at least six (6) weeks prior to the annual meeting.

2.200 SPECIAL MEETING

Special meetings for any purpose may be called by the Chair of the Executive Board. The Chair must call a special meeting upon written request of a least twenty percent (20%) of the departmental membership of the Association.

2.201

Notice of Special Meetings, stating time, place and purpose(s) thereof, shall be given to departmental members at least two weeks prior to the meeting.

2.300 QUORUM

The number of members present at any Annual or Special Meeting shall constitute a quorum and be sufficient to transact business by a majority vote. At least fifty percent (50%) of the departmental members must be represented.

SECTION 3: EXECUTIVE BOARD

3.100 PURPOSE

The Executive Board shall act on behalf of the general membership between Annual or Special Meetings.

3.200 ORGANIZATION

The Executive board shall consist of at most 15 members. At no time shall the number of seats held by members representing PASSHE institutions be less than two-thirds of the total number of seats held.

3.201

Each member of the Executive Board shall serve on the Executive Board for a term of one year, which is renewable and begins at the close of the Annual Meeting.

3.202

An Executive Board or Department Member that has not participated in Executive Board activity by attending meetings, whether in person, by proxy or electronically, for a period of one year and for which no new candidate has been put forward by the Department Member represented shall be deemed inactive at the time of the Annual Meeting. The Executive Board seats of inactive Department Members will be deemed available and may be filled in accordance with (3.300).

3.300 MEMBERSHIP

All Department Members are eligible to put forward candidates for the Executive Board.

3.300.01

Each candidate for the Executive Board shall be a full-time faculty member of the department that the faculty member is representing and shall be appointed by the member's department.

3.300.02

Each university or college with multiple department members of the Association may put forward at most one candidate, selected by the faculty members of the Association in those departments, for the Executive Board.

3.300.03

All department representative candidates from PASSHE institutions will be accepted as members of the Executive Board.

3.300.04

Remaining seats on the Executive Board may be assumed by candidates from any department member representing a non-PASSHE institution.

3.300.05

When the number of such candidates would not exceed the limits set forth in (3.200), those candidates shall be accepted as members of the Executive Board.

3.300.06

When the number of such candidates would exceed the limits set forth in (3.200), the members of the Executive Board representing PASSHE institutions will determine at the Annual Meeting, by majority vote, the candidates to assume seats on the Executive Board.

3.301

Any unexpired term for any position on the Executive Board may be filled by appointment by the department represented.

3.302

An Executive Board member may designate a proxy as a substitute for a specific Executive Board meeting. A proxy will be recognized by the presentation of a letter from the Executive Board member for whom the proxy is substituting. A proxy will have full voting privileges for the Executive Board meeting for which he or she is designated a proxy. In the event that the proxy is substituting for an officer of the Executive Board, the proxy will not have the privileges of office.

3.400 OFFICERS

The Officers of the Executive Board shall be a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer elected from the membership of the Executive Board by the entire membership of the Association for a term of one year.

3.401 CHAIR

The Chair shall preside over all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Board. He shall appoint all special committees, fill all vacancies in any standing committees, and be a member ex-officio of all committees. He shall present a report at each Annual Meeting on the work of the Association during the preceding year. He shall be the official representative of the Executive Board and of the Association whenever the need arises for the Executive Board or the Association to be represented.

3.402 VICE-CHAIR

The Vice-Chair shall, in the absence of the Chair, exercise all the duties and responsibilities of the Chair. In addition, he shall exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as directed by the Executive Board.

3.403 SECRETARY

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Association and the Executive Board, and shall perform such other duties and exercise other such powers as shall be prescribed by the Executive Board.

3.404 TREASURER

The Treasurer shall be the custodian of the funds of this Association and shall make all payments in accordance with the decisions of the Association or of the Executive Board upon the order of the Chair or Secretary. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate, itemized account of receipts and expenditures, and present a full report at each Annual Meeting, and a general report at each Executive Board Meeting, when so required.

3.405

Any unexpired term for an executive board officer may be filled by election by the executive board.

3.500 MEETINGS 3.501

Meetings may be called by the Chair, and must be called upon written request of fifty percent (50%) of the members of the Executive Board. Reasonable notice shall be given to each Executive Board Member prior to the meeting.

3.502

A majority of the members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum and be sufficient to transact business.

Amendment to 3.502 passed at general meeting April 8, 2000

Replace the quorum requirement of the bylaws(section 3.502) with the following. At least 1/4 of all members of the executive board and a majority of those present at an officially scheduled meeting are needed to approve motions at Executive Board meetings.

3.600 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 3.601

An Executive Committee consisting of the Officers of the Executive Board shall be responsible for the Association's business between Executive Board Meetings. All actions taken shall be subsequently approved by the Executive Board.

3.602

In order to transact business, all members of the Executive Committee must be involved in the decision making process. They should make only those decisions necessary between Executive Board Meetings.

3.603

Careful minutes of all meetings and decisions must be kept, and copies transmitted to all members of the Executive Board as soon as possible.

3.604

The Executive Committee shall be accountable before the Executive Board and the Association for all decisions made.

SECTION 4: DISASSOCIATION

4.100

Should any individual member or departmental member of the Pennsylvania Association of Computer and/or Information Science Educators with to disassociate themselves from the Association, they shall do so by submitting written notice of the same to the Executive Board.

SECTION 5: AMENDMENTS

5.000

The Bylaws may be amended by at least a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the delegates present and voting at any Annual Meeting. Notice of such amendments must be given six (6) weeks in advance of that annual meeting.

SECTION 6: MEMBERSHIP DUES

6.100 DEPARTMENT MEMBERSHIP DUES

Dues of $50.00 per annum will be assessed to each department which is a member, payable at the annual meeting.

Amendment to 6.100 passed at general meeting on March 6, 1999

Institutional dues be increased from $50 to $80.

6.200 INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

Dues of $5.00 per annum will be assessed to each individual member (not associated with a departmental member) payable at the annual meeting.

SECTION 7: MANNER OF CONDUCTING BUSINESS

7.000

Except for those things which are dealt with in these Bylaws and in the Constitution of this Association, all business shall be conducted using Roberts Rules of Order.

 

Minutes

 

PACISE General Meeting Minutes

 

 

PACISE Executive Board Minutes