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Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association





Article I – Name


The name of the association shall be “Connecticut Cooperative Education & Internship Association” herein after referred to as the Association.


Article II – Definition of Cooperative Education and Internship Experience


Cooperative education and internship experience shall be defined as a process of education which formally integrates a student’s academic studies with related experience in order to enhance academic knowledge, personal development, and career preparation.


Article III – Goals and Purposes


  1. To promote the advancement and development of cooperative education and internship as integral parts of the educational process in Connecticut and to explore and encourage the development of experiential opportunities for students
  2. To serve as a vehicle for the exchange of ideas and information and to improve the understanding of the principles of cooperative education and internship experience.
  3. To provide a resource, upon request, for information concerning cooperative education and internship for legislators and appropriate government agencies.
  4. To develop training programs and workshops for interested personnel.
  5. To collaborate with other associations which have mutual interests.


Article IV – Membership


  1. Membership shall be open to all two- and four- year colleges and universities, employers, and other organizations interested in furthering the concepts of cooperative education and internship experience.
  2. Every member of this Association shall be encouraged to join a national association concerned with cooperative education and internship experience.

Article V – Executive Committee


1.      The business of the Association shall be conducted by the Executive Committee which shall consist of the officers of the Association and the Past President.


Article VI – Officers


  1. The officers shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Employer Relations Committee Chair and Webmaster.
  2. The President shall serve as the chief executive officer of the Association and shall represent the Association, as required.
  3. The Vice President shall serve as the chief executive officer in the absence of the President and will plan the annual professional development event.
  4. The Secretary shall maintain records of meetings and disperse appropriate information, as required.
  5. The Treasurer shall collect dues and maintain proper financial records
  6. The Employer Relations Committee Chair will represent the employer membership base and plan employer panel events.
  7. The Webmaster will maintain the cceia.net site and insure accurate and updated postings.


Article VII – Election of Officers


  1. All officer roles are one-year terms.
  2. Officers of the Association shall be elected by the membership present at the June meeting and shall take office at the next meeting following their election.
  3. The vacancy in the officers of the Association will be filled by general election.


Article VIII – Finance


  1. Dues for membership of the Association shall be determined by the Executive Committee and approved by the membership.
  2. A member shall become inactive of the non-payment of dues following 90 days from due date. All inactive members shall be automatically reinstated as members upon payment of their current dues.


Article IX – Committees


  1. Employer Relations shall be a permanent committee led by the Employer Relations Officer, to attract employer members and coordinated employer-related events.
  2. Membership shall be a permanent committee led by the Past President.
  3. Ad hoc committees will be formed annually to target specific projects, goals and objectives of the Association.


Article X – Amendments and Additions


  1. Proposals to amend this Constitution may be initiated by Executive Committee, the Constitution and By-Laws Committee.
  2. This Constitution may be amended or added to by an affirmative vote of at least two thirds (2/3) fo the members present and voting at a legally called business meeting of the Association.
  3. Proposed amendments or additions must be mailed by the Executive Committee to the total membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the date that the meeting is to take place.


Article XI – By-Laws


  1. The Executive Committee shall prepare a set of By-Laws regulating the business affairs of the Association. The By-Laws and any proposed changes to the By-Laws shall be presented and approved by a majority vote of the members at a business meeting.