1.3 Purpose and Objectives.
To provide a forum for eligible engineering institutions, eligible computer science institutions, and private companies to consolidate research grant applications and research projects;
To strengthen instruction in engineering and computer science;
To institute recruitment, development, and retention programs for students in engineering and computer science programs;
To share instructional and research resources; and
To coordinate activities related to engineering and computer science instruction, research, and public service.
To raise contributions to match state and other funds.
1.5 Fiscal year.
Industry Members.The Executive Committee may designate additional classes of membership from time to time.
Industry Members shall be composed of private companies and entities that make a two-year, non-binding, commitment to support the Purpose and Objectives of TETC and to contribute at least $100,000 in cash or eligible in-kind each year to the consortium. Other qualifications and dues may be established from time to time by the Executive Committee. Each industry member may have one voting participant and one designated alternate.
Education Members shall be composed of eligible public engineering institutions, eligible private or independent engineering institutions, or eligible public computer science institutions that make a two-year, non-binding, commitment to support the Purpose and Objectives of TETC. Each institution may have one voting participant and one designated alternate. Other qualifications may be established from time to time by the Executive Committee. An "eligible computer science institution" means a general academic teaching institution that offers a baccalaureate degree program in computer science. An "eligible engineering institution" means a general academic teaching institution that offers a baccalaureate degree program in engineering that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. An "eligible private or independent engineering institution" means a private or independent institution of higher education that offers a baccalaureate degree program in electrical engineering that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
2.3 Rights of Members.
2.4 Dues and Assessments.
2.5 Members in Good Standing.
2.6 Eligibility to vote.
2.7 Removal or Termination of Membership. The Executive Committee may terminate the membership of any Member who becomes ineligible for membership or suspend or expel any Member who is in default on payment of dues or assessments provided in the Bylaws.
3.2 Advisory Committee Members Rights.
3.2.1 By majority vote of the Members in good standing and eligible to vote at the time of the election:3.3 Executive Committee.
22.214.171.124 Modification in either the size of or the qualifications of the Executive Committee as further provided for in these Bylaws and approved by the Executive Committee Members.3.2.2 By two-third (2/3) vote of the Members in good standing and eligible to vote at the time of voting:
126.96.36.199 Recommendations to the Executive Committee for amendments, restatement, or modifications of the Bylaws.3.2.3 By majority vote of the Industry Members at the time of the election:
188.8.131.52 The approval of the sale, lease or other disposition (excluding the mortgage or pledge) of all, or substantially all of the assets and property of the Consortium.
184.108.40.206 The dissolution of the Consortium or its merger with or consolidation with another organization.
220.127.116.11 Selection of Members to the Executive Committee.
3.3.1 Authority. Consistent with the organizational goals and interest of the Members, the Executive Committee shall be and shall have the full authority to direct the affairs and activities of the Consortium. The Executive Committee shall have the general power to control and manage the affairs, funds and property of the consortium and disburse the consortium's monies and dispose of its property in fulfillment of its purpose and in accordance with the statute. The Executive Committee shall not permit any part of the net earnings or capital of the consortium to inure to the benefit of any company, entity or private individual.3.4 Officers.
3.3.2 Qualifications. The Executive Committee shall be composed of both Consortium Representatives from the Industry and Education membership who are in a position to advance the purposes and objectives of the consortium.
3.3.3 Size and Representation. The Executive Committee shall consist of no more than twenty three (23) Members selected from the Advisory Committee Members' voting participants. The Executive committee shall be composed of up to twelve (12) Industry Members and no more than eleven (11) Education Members selected by the Industry Members of the Advisory Committee, so long as the Industry Members remain a majority. The hosting institution shall serve as one of the Education Members on the Executive Committee. In addition to the twenty three (23) voting Members, the Executive Committee may have additional non-voting members. Executive Committee seats belong to the Industry or Education Members and not to the individual representatives.
3.3.4 Terms of Service. Each Executive Committee Member may serve for two (2) consecutive two (2) year terms. Following a one year break in service, a Member is eligible for two additional two (2) year terms. The Chair and Secretary shall begin their terms in even numbered years. The Vice Chair's term shall begin in odd numbered years.
3.3.5 Voting Rights. Each Member of the Executive Committee present shall have one vote.
3.3.6 Removal of an Executive Committee Member. The industry or educational Member is expected to remain in good standing during the Executive Committee Member's service on the Committee. In the event an industry or educational Member terminates or has its membership terminated, the Member may be subject to removal by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the remaining Executive Committee Members. The Chair of the Executive Committee may make a recommendation to the Committee to retain such Member on the Committee until the next annual meeting of the membership at which time such individual may also be eligible for reconsideration.
Regardless of any Executive Committee Member's status, any Executive Committee Member may be removed with cause subject to a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the remaining Executive Committee Members.
3.3.7 Vacancies. In case of a vacancy on the Executive Committee, the Executive Committee may, by a majority vote of the Executive Committee Members then in office, elect a replacement Executive Committee Member from among the total membership of the consortium meeting the specified criteria to fulfill the expired term.
3.3.8 Removal of a Member. A membership may be terminated by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Committee for failure of the Member to meet its obligation.
3.4.1 Enumeration and Term of Officers. The Executive Committee shall elect a Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, and Secretary of the Executive Committee and such other officers as the Executive Committee from time to time deems appropriate (including without limitation one or more additional Vice Chairs). With the exception of the Chairperson and as provided below, officers need not be elected annually and shall hold office until their successors are chosen and have been qualified, or until their earlier resignations or removal from office.3.5 Administration.
3.4.2 Chairperson. The Executive Committee shall elect one of its members as Chairperson at the annual meeting of the Executive Committee of the Consortium. The Chairperson shall serve a two-year term beginning in even-numbered years, and is eligible for re-election. The Chairperson shall provide policy direction and have general oversight of all affairs of the Consortium. She/he shall preside at all meetings of the Executive Committee and shall perform all duties incident of the office of Chairperson.
3.4.3 Vice Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson shall be a member of the Executive Committee. Among her/his duties, the Vice Chairperson shall perform the functions of the Chairperson in her/his absence, and other duties as assigned by the Executive Committee. The Vice Chairperson shall serve a two-year term beginning in odd-numbered years, and is eligible for re-election.
3.4.4 Treasurer. The hosting institution shall serve as Treasurer. The Treasurer shall insure the preparation of financial statements, including quarterly operating figures and balance sheets, supervise the preparation of the annual budget, and be responsible for the financial management of the Consortium, including long range financial planning. The Treasurer shall prepare and give a financial report at the annual meeting of the Executive Committee.
3.4.5 Secretary. The Secretary shall be a member of the Executive Committee and be responsible for the recording of the proceedings at the Executive Committee meetings. She/he may give, or cause to be given, notice of all meetings of the Executive Committee. The Secretary may certify all votes, resolutions, and actions of the Executive Committee and may attest all documents executed on behalf of the Consortium. The Secretary shall serve a two-year term beginning in even-numbered years, and is eligible for re-election.
3.4.6 Removal. All officers serve at the pleasure of the Executive Committee and may be removed at any time by the vote of a majority of the Executive Committee then serving, with or without cause.
3.4.7 Resignations. Any officer may resign by giving written notice to the Chairperson or Secretary. Unless otherwise specified therein, a resignation shall take effect upon receipt of such notice, and the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
3.4.8 Vacancies. A vacancy in any office, however occurring, shall be filled by the Executive Committee.
3.4.9 Powers and Duties. Except as provided for herein and subject to the control of the Executive Committee, each officer shall have such powers and duties as are customarily incident to his or her office or as the Executive Committee may otherwise prescribe.
3.6 Committees and Task Forces.
4.2 Notice of Meetings.
4.5 Unanimous Action Without a Meeting.
4.6 Meetings by Electronic Conference.
5.2 Financial Reports.
5.3 Asset Distribution.
6.4.1 For purposes of state matching:
18.104.22.168 Contributions may NOT be donor-targeted to any particular individual or institution, or group of individuals or institutions. All contributions must be granted to eligible institutions by the THECB, using a peer-review process, per the statute.
22.214.171.124 Non-cash contributions, such as equipment, software, material, processing, etc. may be accepted once the following conditions have been met:
Note: the institution that submitted the letter of intent may or may not actually receive the contribution.
- The TETC Executive Committee has determined that the contribution is likely to help an eligible institution increase the number of engineering or computer science graduates;
- An eligible institution of higher education has submitted a letter of intent (a) indicating that it is interested in receiving the contribution and (b) outlining how it would use the contribution to increase the numbers of engineering or computer science graduates in the state; and
- The donor, the Executive Committee, the Comptroller and the THECB are in agreement as to the market value of the contribution. (The donor must provide documentation that clearly states both the value of the contribution and how that value was determined.)
126.96.36.199 Other non-cash contributions, such as student or faculty internships or coop positions must meet the same three conditions of Section 188.8.131.52 above. However, since the employer will receive some benefit, credit for state matching will only be valued at 50% of the agreed market value.
Interns must meet the hiring requirements and follow the employee policies of the employer.
184.108.40.206 The market value of any single non-cash contribution must be at least $1,000 to be accepted, but will be capped at $1,000,000 maximum.
Dr. Ben Streetman
College of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas 78712
Mr. Gary Daniels
Senior Vice President and General Manager (retired)
Microcontroller Technologies Group
7700 West Parmer Lane
Austin, Texas 78729
Dr. Gerry Burnham
Associate Dean of Engineering
Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science
The University of Texas at Dallas
Post Office Box 830688 EC32
Richardson, Texas 75083-0688
Ms. Gray Mayes
Director, State & Community Affairs
P. O. Box 660199, MS 8656
Dallas, Texas 75266-0199
Dr. Bart Sinclair
Brown School of Engineering
6100 Main Street, MS-364
Houston, Texas 77005-1892
Mr. Steve Kester
1115 San Jacinto Blvd., Suite 275
Austin, TX 78701
Dr. Roger Elliott
Division of Finance, Campus Planning, and Research
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, Texas 78711
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Ms Allyson Peerman
Global Community Affairs Manager
5204 E. Ben White Blvd. - ms529
Austin, TX 78741
Dr. Milton Bryant
College of Engineering
P.O. Box 397
Prairie View, TX 77446-0397
Mr. John Halton
Assistant Dean for College Relations
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station C2104
Austin, TX 78712-0287
Dr. Linda Domelsmith
Director of Research
Division of Finance, Campus Planning, and Research
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711