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Bylaws Revision, 1-20-1997.
Committees and Special Roles
1. The Committees of the Division shall consist of those standing committees
established by these
Bylaws, continuing committees established by special action of the Executive Committee and
requiring special action to be dissolved, and those special committees and roles as may be established by
the Executive Committee from time to time. In accordance with Article V, Section 7, of the Bylaws of the
American Psychological Association, all committees and roles shall be subject to review by the
Association?s Board of Directors. Unless otherwise noted, the terms and limits of terms of a chair of a
committee or member in a special role shall be set according to Division Policies and Procedures.
2. Executive Committee. There shall be an Executive Committee of the
Division, consisting of the
President, the President-Elect, the immediate Past-President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Divisional
Representatives, and three members-at-large. Members-at-large shall serve terms of three (3) years and shall
serve no more than two consecutive terms. In order to effect staggered terms, the tenure for members-at-
large elected at the first election shall be planned accordingly. The other members of the Executive
Committee shall serve for the duration of their terms of elected office. No person on the Executive
Committee shall have more than one vote. The Executive Committee shall have general supervision of the
affairs of the Division, performing the duties and abiding by the limitations specified in these Bylaws.
Actions of the Executive Committee affecting Divisional policy are subject to approval by majority vote of
the members voting. The voting for such matters shall be conducted at an annual meeting or by special mail
ballot as decided by the Executive Committee.
3. Membership Committee. There shall be a Membership Committee, [consisting
of three Members or
Fellows of the Division,] with the Chair appointed by the President, in consultation with the Executive
Committee, and up to two other Members or Fellows of the Division appointed annually by the
President. It shall be the responsibility of this Committee to secure and review evidence concerning the
qualifications of all candidates for membership or changes in membership status in the Division.
4. Fellowship Committee. The Committee on Fellows shall consist of three
Fellows of the Division
appointed by the President, with the Chair appointed by the President, in consultation with the
Executive Committee. It shall be the duty of the Committee on Fellows to receive all recommendations for
Fellowship, to collect and consider such supporting materials as are necessary, and to make nominations for
Fellow status in the Division, in accordance with the Bylaws of the Division and of the American
5. Elections Committee. The Elections Committee shall consist of the
Past-President as Chairperson
and two [Members or Fellows of the Division] past Presidents of the Division appointed by the President.
The Election Committee shall secure nominations by mail ballot from the members. All persons receiving
[five or more] nominations for an office from 1% or more of the membership (with any fractions
rounded down to the next whole percent) will be included on the ballot if qualified in accordance with
these Bylaws and Division Policies and Procedures. [,and willing to serve if elected.] In determining
nominee qualifications, the Elections Committee shall consider whether a nominee has been subject to
any adverse actions by
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