Broadcast Education Association is an association of broadcast educators
and electronic media professionals which has a three-fold mission:
To work cooperatively
toward strengthening broadcast education in the State of Oklahoma
To encourage interest
of electronic media professionals in broadcast education
To establish a channel
for the exchange of information and ideas among broadcast educators
and electronic media professionals in the State of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association members include the state's
largest public universities, regional universities, community
colleges and private colleges and universities. The OBEA members
work closely with the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters to
promote quality broadcast education and professional preparation.
By combining the needs of the industry with the rigors of education,
the OBEA is leading the way in preparing the next generation of
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Constitution and By-laws
by Amendment 9/23/88
OF THE OKLAHOMA BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
1.1 The name
of this organization shall be: The Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association
use of the organization's name shall be made only through the authority
of the Association.
II: Purposes and Objectives
2.1 The purpose
of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association is to promote the recognition,
welfare and progress of education in broadcasting and electronic communication
in the State of Oklahoma. The objectives are:
A. To work
cooperatively toward strengthening broadcast education in the State
B. To encourage
interest of professional broadcasters and other telecommunication groups
and individuals in broadcast education, with particular emphasis upon
expanded financial support for programs and students.
C. To establish
a channel for the exchange of information and ideas among the various
institutions in the State of Oklahoma concerned with electronic communication.
3.1 The Oklahoma
Broadcast Education Association shall consist of two-year and four-year
institutions of higher education in the State of Oklahoma offering programs
of study in broadcast, electronic communication, and/or film (hereafter
referred to as program). (Amended 5/15/94 to delete "areas"
at the end of the sentence.)
member institution must have a program which develops radio and/or television
skills and courses which are academically transferable to an accredited
(North Central Association of Secondary and Post-secondary Schools)
senior college or university.
3.1.1B A two-year
institution must have a program which culminates in an Associate degree
in the field. (Amended 9/23/88 to delete "of Art's" between
the words Associate and degree.)
3.1.1C A four-year
institution must have a program which culminates in a Bachelor's degree
in the field.
institutional member must offer at least twelve (12) hours in its program.
(Amended 5/15/94 to delete "major" and add program.")
institutional member must have the technical capacity (production equipment)
for developing skills in broadcast, film and/ or related areas.)
institutional member must have at least one (1) academically qualified
faculty member with full-time duties in the broadcast program.
institutional member will either appoint/elect or by some other means,
select a person to be the institutional representative to the Association.
institutional member will have one vote to be cast by the institutional
votes are permitted only when the institutional member issues a written
proxy statement declaring the person authorized to vote the proxy.
3.2 The Oklahoma
Broadcast Education Association shall also consist of individual faculty
members employed in member institutions.
individual member must be a faculty member in a department of an institutional
member college or university.
members have no voting rights in the Association.
members shall consist of any individual interested in the goals and
objectives of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association. Student
Membership (Section 3.4 added by Amendment 1/08/93)
membership shall be limited to students currently enrolled at a member
institution of OBEA.
in this class will allow students to attend meetings, participate in
contests, join local chapters and engage in other such activities as
the OBEA may institute.
members have no voting rights in the association.
membership shall consist of any corporation interested in the goals
and objectives of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association.
corporate member shall appoint an individual from the corporation to
attend meetings and engage in OBEA activities..
members shall have no voting rights in the Association.
4.1 The officers
of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association shall be President,
Vice-President, and Secretary-Treasurer.
4.2 The president
shall preside over meeting of the Association, assist in the achievement
of the organization's goals, and may appoint committees to assist him/her
in the achievement of these goals. He/she shall serve as the official
representative of the organization whenever the need arises.
4.3 The Vice-President
shall preside and exercise the powers of the President in his/her absence,
and shall succeed the presidency to fill the unexpired term upon the
death or resignation of the President.
4.4 The Secretary-Treasurer
shall keep the minutes of the meeting and all records of the organization.
In addition, this position shall be responsible for all financial affairs
of the organization, including making deposits and issuing checks or
4.5 The President
shall serve for one year. The Vice-President shall succeed to the presidency.
At each Winter meeting, a new Vice-President shall be elected.
4.6 The Secretary-Treasurer
shall be elected at the Winter meeting.
4.7 All officers
shall assume office at the conclusion of the Winter meeting.
4.8 An officer
may be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the voting membership.
meetings of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association shall be held
at least two times each year. The time and place of the Winter meeting
shall be designated by the President in conjunction with the meeting
of the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters, if possible. The time and
place of the second meeting shall be determined by the Executive Committee
and announced to the general membership. If possible, this meeting should
be held during the fall and can be held in conjunction with other organizations
with mutual interest.
meetings of the Association may be called by the President or the Executive
Committee with at least ten days written notice.
5.3 A quorum
for transacting regular business shall consist of those institutional
members present at a regularly scheduled or called meeting.
VI: Executive Committee
6.1 The Executive
Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer,
and Past President.
6.2 The Executive
Committee shall have the power to conduct the business of the Association
between regular meetings. The Executive Committee shall be responsible
to the members of the Association and it shall report its actions at
the next regular meeting.
VII: Parliamentary Procedures
7.1 In the
absence of any provision to the contrary in this Constitution, or in
the By-Laws, all business meetings of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education
Association, of the Executive Committee and the Association Committees
shall be governed by the parliamentary rules and usages contained in
the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order, Revised.
of the Constitution or By-Laws may be initiated by any member of the
Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association.
8.2 Any proposed
change in the Constitution or By-Laws must be circulated by mail to
all voting members of the Association at least twenty (20) days prior
to the next regularly-scheduled meeting.
proposed in the Constitution or By-Laws may be adopted, amended, or
rejected by the affirmative vote of three-fourths (for a Constitutional
change) and two-thirds (for a By-Law change) of the members in attendance
at any meeting where the proposed changes have had prior circulation.
of this Constitution shall be by majority vote of the original institutional
representatives appointed during the Winter 1988 meeting of the Oklahoma
Association of Broadcasters. That ad hoc committee was charged by the
institutions present at that meeting, to form a permanent organization.
9.2 Upon the
adoption of this constitution, the ad hoc committee will have completed
its business and is therefore automatically dissolved.
9.3 The Constitution
shall take effect immediately upon adoption.
AND ADOPTED THIS 16TH DAY OF April, 1988 by a Majority of the Ad Hoc
Committee charged with forming the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association.
AD HOC COMMITTEE
Chair, Central State University
Rogers State College
Northern Oklahoma College
Oklahoma Baptist University
Oklahoma City University
University of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State University
of OKLAHOMA BROADCAST EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Installment of Officers
the organization was formed during the middle of a year, the First set
of officers will serve form election date through the Winter meeting
of 1990. After that date, all officers will serve according to Sections
4.5 and 4.7 of the Constitution.
Dues 2.1 Dues
are fifty dollars ($50) per year for institutional membership. This
Includes membership dues for the institutional representative. These
dues are payable after the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1) and
before the fall meeting of the Association.
2.2 Dues are
ten dollars ($10) per year for individual and/or associate membership.
These dues are payable after the beginning of the fiscal year (July
1) and before the fall meeting of the Association.
2.3 The Executive
Committee shall be empowered to establish student membership dues as
it deems necessary. (Added by Amendment 1/08/93)
chapters may establish local membership dues as the local chapter deems
necessary. (Added by Amendment 1/08/93)
dues are fifty dollars ($50.00) per year, payable at the beginning of
the fiscal year (July 1).
of Membership (Added by Amendment 3/05/90)
3.1 In addition
to the Institutional Membership defined in Article III of the Constitution,
members must also be considered 'In Good Standing'.
Good Standing is defined as having met all financial obligations to
the Association including, but not limited to yearly dues assessment.
not In Good Standing shall be defined as institutions not having met
all financial obligations by the date prescribed in Article 2.1 of the
By-Laws. These members will continue to be carried as members of the
Association, but will be designated as Members in Delinquent Standing.
This status will not allow (1) casting of votes, or (2) Participation
in Association programs and Activities.
in Delinquent Standing will be removed from the membership roster if
all financial obligations have not been met by January 30.
4.1 Only Institutional
Representatives of Member Institutions in Good standing are eligible
to hold office. (Added by Amendment 3/05/90)
Committees (Added by Amendment 1/08/93)
of the Standing Committees must be OBEA institutional Representatives,
individual members, or associate members.
5.2 The Nominating
Committee Shall nominate a vice-president and a Secretary/treasurer
for the election of officers held at the winter meeting.
members of the Nominating Committee shall be the three most recent past-presidents
of the organization.
5.3 The Student
Competition Committee shall conduct competitions for students of the
OBEA member institutions including, but not limited to, determining
the rules, categories, judging and deadlines as well as arranging for
the awards and serving as a conduit for the entry fees.
members of the Student Competition Committee shall be appointed by the
president in the spring.
5.4 The Faculty
Development Committee is responsible for planning a workshop, seminar,
symposium or other such event for the advancement of the membership.
This event is usually, but not limited to, the fall semester.
members of the Faculty Development Committee shall be appointed by the
president in the spring with the immediate past-president serving as