As amended October 2007
I. Name. The name of this organization shall be the Council of Applied Master's Programs in Psychology, hereafter referred to as the Council.
II. Purpose. The purpose of the Council is to foster the advancement of master's training and education in applied psychology in all its aspects. This purpose encompasses but is not limited to the following specific objectives:
1. To provide a mechanism for dissemination of information, exchange of views, collection of data, facilitation of communication, and formulation of policies, concerning master's training and education in applied psychology.
2. To provide consultative resources, maintain active liaison, and promote the representation of those programs that train applied master's personnel in psychology to appropriate forums such as APA, APS, COGDOP, the regional and state psychological associations, and other organizations which are relevant to master's education and training in applied psychology.
3. To establish and maintain standards of education and training for master's programs in applied psychology.
1. There shall be two categories of membership-full and affiliate.
a. Full membership is open to any department which provides documentation that it has an applied masters training program in psychology which meets the standards of training adopted by the council as set forth in Appendix A. While membership is held by the department, only programs which have been approved by CAMPP can be publicly identified as meeting CAMPP General Standards of Education and Training . Evidence of continuing compliance with the approved standards of education and training of the Council will be submitted to the Executive Committee at intervals to be set by the Executive Committee. Full membership shall include voting privileges and eligibility for election to the Executive Committee of the Council.
b. Affiliate membership is open to any department that endorses the purposes of the Council but which is either in the formative stages of establishing an applied master's program or has an applied master's program that does not yet meet the approved standards of education and training. Affiliate membership is available for a period of five years, after which time the program must reapply for membership. Affiliate membership shall not include voting privileges nor eligibility for election to the Executive Committee of the Council. Affiliate representatives to the Council may serve on committees at the appointment of the Executive Committee.
c. Dues are payable by the department for one or more approved programs. Dues will be billed in September for payment by December 1 for membership for the current academic year.
2. Membership applications shall be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee of the Council.
3. The departmental voting representative will be designated in writing to the Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Council by the administrative offices of the unit in which the program is located.
4. Membership in the Council shall be terminated under any of the following circumstances, as certified by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Committee of the Council.
a. Notice to the Secretary of the Executive Committee, in writing, of withdrawal from the Council. Such notice may be provided by the member or by the administrative officer of the unit under which the program is located.
b. Non-payment of dues for two years from date of initial issuance of dues statement.
c. Failure to provide continuing evidence to the Executive Committee of the Council that the program complies with the standards of membership approved by the Council as outlined in Section III-1.
5. Appeal of any membership decision may be submitted in writing to the Executive Committee of the Council with a final decision to be made by the Council.
IV. The Executive Committee of the Council.
a. The full members of the Council shall elect an Executive Committee, which shall have the responsibility and authority, except as specifically indicated to the contrary elsewhere in these by-laws, to act on behalf of the Council, initiating and arranging for execution of activities necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes of the Council. The Executive Committee shall keep permanent records of its meetings and shall report its actions and future plans to the Council.
b. The Executive Committee shall have the authority, subject to the provisions of Article V, Section 5, to establish dues for member departments and to take whatever other means it deems desirable to provide for the financial support of the Council and its programs.
2. Number of Members of Executive Committee and Terms of Office
a. There shall be six elected members of the Executive Committee. In addition, an outgoing officer of the Executive Committee who is also retiring from elected membership on the Executive Committee will also remain as a non-voting, ex officio member of the Executive Committee for one year. The Executive Committee also is authorized to appoint up to two additional members to serve a one year term.
b. The term of an Executive Committee member shall be three years; Executive Committee members may not serve more than two three year terms (or one full term and a fraction of a full term) consecutively. The term of each newly-elected Executive Committee member begins, and that of each outgoing member ends, at the conclusion of the election.
c. Two members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the membership of the Council each year.
3. Nominations and Elections
a. A request for nominations for Executive Committee membership shall be distributed by mail each year. Members may nominate any member, including themselves, whose prior permission they have obtained. Nominations must be received by the Secretary of the Executive Committee within 30 days of the mailing. All members nominated in the mail ballot shall be placed on a ballot by the Secretary, which shall be mailed to the members of the Executive Committee for their preferential vote. The Secretary or one member of the Council designated by the chairperson shall count the ballots. The final mail ballot for the two regular vacancies shall contain the six members receiving the highest number of votes by the Executive Committee. This final mail ballot shall be mailed by the Secretary to members of the Council. All ballots must be received by the Secretary not later than 30 days from the ballot mailing. 'The Secretary or one other member of the Council designated by the Chairperson shall count the ballots, and the membership shall be informed of the results of the election within 30 days of the final vote deadline. In case of a tie, both nominees will be asked to serve, with one appointed to a special one-year term.
b. A vacancy occurring on the Executive Committee at other than the regular expiration date of a term shall be filled until the next annual election by a majority vote of the remaining Executive Committee members. At the next annual election, the remainder, if any, of the term in which the vacancy occurred shall be filled by submitting at least two nominations for that vacancy to the Council.
4. Officers of the Executive Committee
a. The Executive Committee shall elect a Chairperson, a Secretary and a Treasurer from its own membership.
b. The duties of the Chairperson shall consist of those indicated in Robert's Rules of Order except when indicated to the contrary by these By-Laws. The term of the Chairperson shall be one year.
c. The duties of the Secretary shall consist of those indicated in Robert's Rules of Order except when indicated to the contrary by these By-Laws. The term of the Secretary shall be one year.
d. The duties of the Treasurer shall consist of those indicated in Robert's Rules of Order except when indicated to the contrary by these By-Laws. The term of the Treasurer shall be one year.
5. Meetings of the Executive Committee
a. There shall be at least two meetings of the Executive Committee each year, one before the regular annual business meeting of the Council, and one after.
b. Official announcement of the time and place and agenda of each Executive Committee meeting shall be mailed to each member of the Council, at least one month in advance of the meetings.
c. Minutes of each Executive Committee meeting shall be submitted by the Secretary to all Executive Committee members for approval, and corrected copies of the minutes shall be reported at the annual business meeting and/or mailed to all members of the Council.
d. All Executive Committee meetings are open to the members of the Council. Council members shall not vote at Executive Committee meetings but may be invited to speak by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.
e. The Executive Committee may appoint members of the Council or the Executive Committee to act as committees as the occasion may arise.
f. Issues of the conduct of Executive Committee meetings not covered by these By-Laws shall be resolved in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order.
V. Meetings of the Council.
1. The Council, shall meet at least once annually at a time and place to be determined by the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall notify the members of the time and pace and agenda of the meeting at least one month in advance.
2. Special meetings of the Council shall be called by the Executive Committee upon the request of at least 25% of the Council members, submitted in writing to the Chairperson of the Executive Committee. Special meetings of the Council may also be called by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee. Notice of the time and place of such special meetings must be provided to the membership at least 30 days prior to the meeting.
3. Minutes of each Council meeting shall be submitted by the Secretary of the Executive Committee to all Executive Committee members for approval within two weeks following each meeting. Within six weeks after the meeting, corrected copies of the minutes shall be mailed to all members of the Council.
4. A member unable to attend the regular annual meeting of the Council may be represented by an alternate who must be certified in writing to the Secretary in advance of the meeting. The alternate must be a member of the faculty of the department which the Council member represents.
5. The members present at any regular or special meeting shall have full authority over the affairs and funds of the Council, except as indicated to the contrary elsewhere in these By-Laws.
6. A quorum to transact business at the annual meeting shall consist of at least ten percent of the members of the organization. In the absence of an attending quorum, issues will be presented for decision by mail ballot.
7. Meetings of the Council shall be conducted in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, except where otherwise specified.
VI. Voting of the Council by Mail Ballot - Any motion may be brought to the membership of the Council at any time in a mail ballot under either of the following conditions:
1. A mail ballot may be directed to the members upon a vote of the Executive Committee. Mail ballots must be returned within thirty days of the date of postmark of distribution to be valid. A two-third vote of those voting shall be required to pass a matter obtained in a mail ballot.
2. If requested in writing to the Chair of the Executive Committee by 25% of the members of the Council, in which case the same voting procedures as outlined in the immediately preceding paragraph will be followed.
VII. Amendments to the By-Laws. - Proposed amendments to the By-Laws may be submitted by the Executive Committee or by the membership to be voted upon either by mail ballot or at any regular or special meeting of the Council. Copies of the motions must be received by the membership at least one month prior to the meeting. If the vote is by mail, ballot procedures described in Article VI apply. Changes in the By-Laws, including changes in the standards of training, must be approved by a two-third vote of those voting.