All members of the Teacher Education Division(TED), the Council for Exceptional Children, are eligible to be active within the Caucus. Events and activities, however, will be of particular interest to TED members in small programs at public and/or private institutions of higher education. For clarification purposes, a small program is defined as a program that employs seven or fewer full-time faculty members and does not have a doctoral program.
Each year the Caucus will have at least two general meetings. These meetings will be held in conjunction with the annual TED Conference and the national Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Special meetings may be convened upon a unanimous decision be the officers of the caucus. All members attending meetings will constitute a quorum and Roberts Rules of Order will be followed.
The Small Special Education Program Caucus shall be served by four officers: A Chairperson, an Associate Chairperson, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.
Chairperson: The primary duties of the Chairperson will be to coordinate and preside at all Caucus meetings. He/She will also represent the Caucus on the TED Executive Committee and at meetings which are concerned with special education personnel preparation and shall appoint members to needed ad hoc task forces. The Chairperson will serve a one (1) year term.
Associate Chairperson: The Associate Chairperson shall preside at Caucus meetings in the absence of the Chairperson and shall perform other assigned duties. At the end of his/her term of office the Associate Chairperson will automatically assume the office of Chairperson. The term of office for the Associate Chairperson shall be one (1) year.
Secretary: The primary duties of the Secretary will be to record and maintain all minutes of Caucus meetings and to conduct official correspondence. In the absence of the chairperson and the Associate Chairperson, the Secretary will preside at Caucus meetings. The term of office for the Secretary will be two (2) years, alternating with the office of Treasurer.
Treasurer: the primary duties of the Treasurer will be to manage incoming moneys to the organization, to pay bill in a timely manner, and to maintain a current balance of the Caucus. The Treasurer will report at each meeting of the Caucus regarding its financial status. The term of office for the treasurer will be two (2)years, alternating with the office of Secretary.