BYLAW VI. COMMITTEES

Section 1. Executive Committee

a. The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Division, the Councilors and Alternate Councilors, the Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education, the Director of the Division’s Examinations Institute, the Chair of the Board of Publication, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, and the Chair of the Division Program Committee. The Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education and the Director of the Examinations Institute shall be non-voting members of the Executive Committee.

b. The Executive Committee shall manage the affairs of the Division and perform any other work delegated to it by the Division. The Executive Committee shall appoint members of the Board of Publication and members of the Board of Trustees as specified elsewhere in these bylaws. Funds of the Division shall not be spent nor expense incurred by any officer or committee unless the money is appropriated or expense authorized in advance by the Executive Committee.

c. The Editor of the Journal of Chemical Education and the Chair of the Board of Publication shall recuse themselves from all Executive Committee meeting discussions and votes regarding appointments to the Board of Publication. The Director and the Chair of the Examinations Institute shall recuse themselves from all Executive Committee meeting discussions and votes regarding appointment to the Board of Trustees. The Chair of the Program Committee shall be recused from all Executive Committee meeting discussion and votes regarding appointments to the Program Committee.

d. A majority of the Executive Committee members shall constitute a quorum at Executive Committee meetings.

Section 2. The Division shall have the following standing committees: (1) Committee on Personnel and Nominations and (2) Program Committee. The Executive Committee or the Chair of the Division may establish additional committees and task forces as needed.

Section 3. The Chair of the Committee on Personnel and Nominations shall be appointed by the Executive Committee for a term of three years.

Section 4. The Chair of the Program Committee shall be appointed by the Chair of the Division in consultation with the existing Program Committee Chair. Appointments shall be for three-year terms beginning in years following those divisible by three.