UAEA Reimbursement Policy

The Utah Art Education Association is grateful to teachers who are willing to give back to the education community, share their talents, and present at our annual conference. Unfortunately, in order to maintain the economic integrity of our organization, we will no longer be able pay a stipend to conference presenters.  Presenters at the conference will be reimbursed for their materials upon presentation of receipts to the UAEA Board Treasurer (Brandy Lee), up to a total of $25.

Every attendee of the conference must pay the registration fee; there are no fees waived for presenters, board members, vendors, etc. We apologize that we are unable to provide more generous compensation at this time.

Once again thank you for all that you do to support art education in the state of Utah.  If you have any questions about this policy, please contact the Co-Presidents or the Treasurer of the UAEA Board.

Contact Brandy Lee Cimmino (brcimmino@wsd.net), Associate Curator of Education and Art if you have any questions.

The Utah Art Education Association Constitution

PREAMBLE

Mankind has consistently made use of its Art as a means of adding dimension to its culture.  We believe that our society demands a flourishing Art which allows for the artistic maturation of mankind toward the democratization of us all.

Man has presented himself as being inherently creative.  We believe that the artistic processes provide opportunities for all individuals to achieve their creative potential.

Man has shown that the artistic processes have an intrinsic value of goodness for the doer.

Mankind has consistently revealed itself as being aesthetically responsive.  We believe that aesthetic sensitivity and awareness are essential to the fulfillment of a complete life.

Because of these expressed beliefs, art education today and the Utah Art Education Association, in particular, have an obligation to help children and adults of this state become highly perceptive individuals using the aesthetic environment as a means of understanding themselves and the world in which they live.  The membership of this organization through individual action and through its elected officers and Executive Board shall actively pursue and support the purposes which address themselves to this end.

ARTICLE I - NAME

Section 1.  The name of this organization shall be The Utah Art Education Association, a non-profit organization.  It shall be a state affiliate of the National Art Education Association

ARTICLE II – PURPOSES

Section 1.  The purpose of the Association shall be:

  1. To further the role of art as essential in the social environment as stated in the Preamble.
  2. To perpetuate and strengthen the art program in the educational institutions of the State of Utah.
  3. To make the association’s resources available to teachers and administrators desiring assistance in problems relative to school art programs by conducting regional workshops.
  4. To issue an informational service bulletin quarterly containing art news, new ideas, and key issues and problems.
  5. To be responsible for presenting the latest art education philosophies, theories, procedures, and materials for all art educators at the annual conference of The Utah Art Education Association.
  6. To help build teacher commitment toward art with respect to society, the learner, and the discipline.
  7. To help each student develop a capacity for visual discrimination and judgement.
  8. To help each student progress in his or her ability to internalize necessary art concepts.
  9. To help each student realize his or her creative potential.
  10. To help each student acquire knowledge of and gain respect for our artistic heritage
  11. To help each student learn to use art knowledge and skills in his or her personal and community lives.

ARTICLE III – POLITICAL AFFILIATION

Section 1.  The Utah Art Education Association is a nonpartisan organization and will, therefore, not participate in any activity that implies support of specific political groups or philosophies.

ARTICLE IV – MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section 1.  The membership shall include active members of the educational profession who direct or who are engaged in the teaching of art in the schools of Utah.  The membership shall also include persons teaching art part-time or who find art an integral part of their teaching programs.  Educators in all fields are urged and welcomed to attend the Art Education Conferences of this Association, so that they might better understand the vital contribution of art in the education program, and may, therefore, assist in building a well-planned art program for the schools of Utah.

Section 2.  Active Member.  An active member is a professional educator who supports the avowed purposes of the association, and who pays individual active membership fees as outlined by the National Art Education Association and the State Association.  This membership shall entitle the participant to:

  1. Receive all the rights and privileges of unified membership with the National Art Education Association.
  2. Receive all the rights and privileges of membership, including eligibility for holding an Executive Office, Executive Board membership, committee membership, or Task Force work.
  3. Have the right to vote at the regularly constituted annual meeting.
  4. Receive all publications of the Association.

Section 3.  Student Member.  A member who is a university/college student and, by his or her membership, indicates support of the avowed purposes of the Association.  The student membership shall be set by the Executive Board.  Membership shall entitle the student to:

  1. Attend meetings and conferences.
  2. Receive all publications of the Association.

Section 4.  Associate Member.  Any member of the teaching profession.  Associate membership dues shall be set by the Executive Board and shall entitle the member to:

  1. Attend meetings and conferences.
  2. Receive all publication of the Association

Section 5.  Honorary Associate Member.  Any superintendent, principal, or patron.  They shall be entitled to:

  1. Attend meetings and conferences.
  2. Receive all publications of the Association.

ARTICLE V - FINANCES

Section 1.  Any plans for raising special funds or appropriating funds from the treasury shall be approved by the Executive Board.

Section 2.  The checking account shall consist of all monies received from membership dues, gifts, and all other monies except those otherwise specified.

Section 3.  Financial records shall be audited annually as directed by the Executive Board.

Section 4.  At the discretion of the Executive Board, the Treasurer may be authorized to invest funds or deposit them in an interest bearing program.

Section 5.  At the Executive Board meeting in November, the Treasurer, assisted by the President and President-elect, shall present to the Board for approval a budget for the year, providing for expenses and various activities of the Association, based upon receipts of dues and other funds received during the current year.  The Executive Board must approve any budget adjustment over a 10 percent administrative discretionary leeway.

ARTICLE VI – ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNMENT

Section 1.  The Executive Board shall be:  the President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, immediate Past President, Publicity/Newsletter Editor, and Area Representatives from Higher Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Museum Education, and Educational Administration/Supervision.  They shall serve two-year terms and hold unified membership in the State and National Associations.

Section 2.  Area Representatives shall serve two-year terms.  They shall hold unified membership in the State and National Associations.

ARTICLE VII – APPOINTMENTS, NOMINATIONS, AND ELECTIONS

Section 1.  The Secretary shall be appointed by the President.

Section 2.  A Nominating Task Force of three shall be appointed by the Executive Board at the February meeting, and nominations shall be presented at the April meeting prior to an election year.

Section 3.  One member of the task force will act as chairman.

Section 4.  The Nominating Task Force shall submit to the President the names of nominees for each office.  A ballot shall be prepared by the Secretary for the October election.  The new officers shall be installed an annual Fall dinner meeting.

Section 5.  An elected officer shall not succeed him or herself, and at the termination of his or her office he or she cannot be nominated for any executive position for a period of one year.

ARTICLE VIII – MEETINGS

Section 1.  The Fiscal Year.  The fiscal and administrative year shall begin immediately following the Fall election and shall be concluded at the termination of the following Fall annual dinner meeting.

Section 2.  Time and day of the monthly meetings of Executive Officers and Executive Board shall be determined by vote of the Executive Board at the October meeting.

ARTICLE IX – AMENDMENTS AND CONSTITUTION CHANGES

Section 1.  Changes in Constitution and By-laws.  The Constitution and By-Laws of the Association may be amended at any business meeting of the Association by a two-thirds majority vote of the accredited voting representatives, provided that the proposed amendment had been submitted in writing and presented to the Executive Board 60 (sixty) days prior to the meeting.

ARTICLE X – COMMITTEES

Section 1.  Standing Committees are Membership, Program, and Convention.

Section 2.  Other Committees shall be Task Force groups, designated as needed by the Executive Board.

BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I – DUTIES OF THE STATE OFFICERS

Section 1.  The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association.  The President shall appoint the Secretary, all Task Force chairpersons, with the exception of the Nominations chairperson.  The President shall be a member ex-officio of all committees and departments with the exception of the Nominating Committee.  At all delegate conventions, the President, during the term of office, shall submit in writing a report of the year’s work with such recommendations as he or she may deem advisable.

Section 2.  The President-Elect shall be an aide to the President; shall, in the absence of the President, perform the duties of that office, and, in case of permanent disability or resignation of the President, succeed to that office.  The President-Elect shall be chairperson of the Program and Convention committees.

Section 3.  The Secretary shall keep an accurate record of the proceedings of the meetings of the Association and the Executive Board in a permanent record book provided for that purpose; shall have custody of all books and papers belonging to the Association, except those specifically assigned to others; shall conduct all correspondence requested by the President or the Executive Board; and shall maintain an accurate list of the membership.

Section 4. The Treasurer shall draw all warrants for disbursements ordered by the Association; and shall receive membership dues and other funds.  The Treasurer shall present an annual audited report of all receipts and disbursements.

Section 5.  The Past President shall preside in the absence of the President and President-Elect; shall be the Pacific Regional Delegate and the National Representative Assembly Member; and shall serve as chairperson of the Membership committee.  Should the Past President be unable to assume the responsibility, the President shall appoint a delegate.

Section 6.  The Pacific Regional Delegate shall be responsible for channeling all pertinent regional material to the Association.

ARTICLE II – DUTIES OF OTHER EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Section 1.  The Publicity/Newsletter Editor shall be responsible for issuing the quarterly Newsletter of the Association; and shall be responsible for issuing any other important Association bulletins.

Section 2.  Area Representatives from Higher Education, Secondary Education, Elementary Education, Museum Education, and Educational Administration/Supervision shall be responsible for keeping abreast of both State and National news in their respective areas; and shall report on that news in the quarterly Newsletter of the Association.