Members' Update: Changes to the rules of the Association
2 December 2017
The Rules of the Association is an important document outlining the rights of members and the appointment and election of representatives to both regional and national committees. The Rules sit alongside our Royal Charter, Operating Procedures and Strategic Plan to hold the Association accountable to our members, continue to meet our charitable objectives and ensures that we operate effectively within the framework we have set out.
Our Trustees have proposed the following changes to the rules of the Association. These are published ahead of the Annual General Meeting at the ASE Annual Conference.
The main changes are:
- The use of the new titles “Trustee Body” and “Education Group”
- The inclusion of the Quality and Audit committee in para. 16
- An updated list of items in the AGM agenda to match current practice
- The inclusion of the full list of registers in paragraphs 47d and 47e.
The Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Saturday 6th January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm in Central Teaching Hub (CTH), Room C, University of Liverpool
Update written by Dennis Sutton on behalf of the Quality and Audit Committee
Notes on the proposed update of the Rules of the Association
“Trustee Body" substituted for “Council”
“Education Group” substituted for “Assembly”.
Other substitutions and changes
Para 16. Final paragraph “ and a representative of the Quality and Audit Committee ” has been added
Para 23b. “Special Interest Group” has been inserted
Para 28d Replaced “sent to” with “made available to”.
Para 29. The agenda has been updated to match current practice.
Para 23c All committees, working groups and special interest groups shall keep within their terms of reference and shall not publish anything purporting to be Association policy without the prior approval of the Trustee Body. Added “or their approved representative”.
Para 47d Added “This register includes Registered Scientists, Chartered Science Teachers and Registered Science Technicians.
Para 47e. Modified to “The Trustee Body shall agree and safeguard standards for admission to the Chartered Science Teacher, Registered Scientist and Registered Technician registers.