Constitution

Article I:  Name

The name of this organization shall be the Pacific Association for Institutional Research, also known as “PacAIR.”

Article II: Purposes

The major purposes of the Pacific Association for Institutional Research shall be to benefit, assist, and advance research leading to improved understanding, planning, and operation of institutions of postsecondary education in the State of Hawai‘i and the Pacific region.  Research focused on a single institution, as well as research that concerns a group of institutions, falls within these purposes.  In keeping with the dynamic nature of institutions of postsecondary education, the Association shall encourage the application of appropriate methodologies and techniques from many disciplines.

Article III: Membership

Regular membership is open to all individuals with professional interest in the mission and objectives of the Association. 

Article IV:  Form of Incorporation

The Pacific Association for Institutional Research shall be an incorporated non-profit professional organization.

Article V: Officers

The officers of the Association shall consist of the President, the Vice-President, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Immediate Past-President.

The President shall appoint one member in good standing as the AIR Liaison to represent the Association in relations with other professional and educational organizations, foundations, and governmental agencies.  The individual appointed to the AIR Liaison position may hold, but is not required to hold, an elected position of the Association.  The AIR Liaison functions as an officer of the Association and member of the executive committee, with all the rights, privileges and responsibilities pertaining thereto. 

Except for the distribution of information, reports, and other similar documents to members and officers, no part of the assets of the Association nor any income or gains to it shall inure to the benefit of its members or officers. 

Article VI: Meetings

Regular business meetings shall be called by the President from time to time as deemed appropriate, but not less than once a year. 

The annual meeting of the Association shall be held in the autumn, at a time and place convenient for the majority of the membership. 

Special business meetings may also be called as needed by any officer or by a quorum of the membership of not less than five persons.

Article VII: Nominations and Elections

Officer positions are open to all members of the Association in good standing

Election of officers shall take place at the annual meeting.

Article VIII: Dissolution

Although it is intended that the term for which the Association is to exist is perpetual, in the event of dissolution, all assets of the Association shall be distributed only to an organization or organizations with the same or similar purposes that qualify for exempt status under section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.

Article IX: Non-Discrimination

The Pacific Association for Institutional Research shall not adopt any practice, policy, activity, or procedure which would result in discrimination based upon age, color, handicap or disability, ethnic or national origin, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

Article X: Amendments

Amendments to the Constitution may be initiated by action of the executive committee or through written petition submitted by any member of the Association in good standing.

The executive committee shall be responsible for publishing the proposed amendment and submitting it to the voting members for approval in a timely manner, but not later than the annual meeting.

An affirmative vote by two-thirds of members voting shall be required for the adoption of the amendment.

Amendments to the Constitution shall go into effect thirty (30) days after adoption.