Educational Technologies Group (ETG)
Article I: Name
The name of this organization shall be the Educational
Technologies Group (ETG).
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of the Educational Technology Group is
to develop technologies that facilitate increased learning and interaction in
educational environments. This
group will be the official body that oversees the operation of the MIT I-Campus
project, Classroom Communicator, with Professor Hal Abelson.
Article III: Membership
- Any member of the MIT
community is eligible to become a member of this organization. One is
considered a member of this organization in any given academic term if she
has attended at least one club activity and one meeting in the preceding or
- The membership of this
organization will at all times contain at least 5 MIT students and be more
than half MIT students.
- This organization will not
discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's Nondiscrimination
- If this organization charges
any monetary dues, there will be exceptions made for students that cannot
afford these dues.
Article IV: Officers
- This organization will have 6
- The president shall be
the official representative of the group to any other organization and
- The president will
preside over all meetings.
- The president is
responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to
- The vice-president
shall serve as second in command for the organization.
This includes supporting the president and serving in the
president role in the absence of the president.
- The treasurer shall be
responsible for the finances of the group.
- The treasurer is
required to sign all checks/vouchers of the group.
- Director of UROPs
- The director of UROPs
will meet with the UROPs once a week to ensure they are working
- The director of UROPs
will report to the president and vice president to provide bi-weekly
reports about the status of the UROP development.
- Director of Public
- The director of public relations shall be responsible for finding
new customers for the Classroom Communicator.
- The administrator
shall keep minutes of all meetings and handle all correspondence of the
ETG and its Advisory Committee.
- All officers of this
organization must be distinct persons and MIT students.
- Elections of officers
shall occur yearly on April 1.
- Any member of this
organization is eligible to run for office.
- Quorum for elections is
2/3 of the group.
- Any member is elected
if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
- If more than two people
are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with the fewest
votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.
- The term of office runs
from June 1 until May 31.
- Removal: Officers may be
removed by a 2/3 vote of the members.
Article V: Meetings
- Meetings shall be held once a
- Meetings shall be presided
over by the president, unless she is absent, and in that case the
vice-president shall preside.
- All decisions shall be made by
a majority vote of all members present.
- Quorum for a meeting shall be 1/4
of the members of the organization.
Article VI: Amendments
- Any member of the organization
shall present amendments.
- Amendments shall be passed by
a 2/3 voted of the members present.
- Quorum for amending this
constitution shall be 1/3 of all members of the organization.
Article VII: ASA God Clause
The Educational Technologies Group agrees to abide by
the rules and regulations of the Association of Student Activities, and its
executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this
organization shall be subject to review by the ASA Executive Board to insure
that they are in accordance with the aforementioned rules and regulations.