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Amending The Carpentries Bylaws 2020 #670

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@lexnederbragt lexnederbragt commented Sep 24, 2020

This Pull request add all the amendments the Executive Council has approved up to date as part of the Bylaw Revision process.

Note that approval of this PR needs a majority vote of the Executive Council, only then can it be merged.

Amendments are:

  • adds vision
  • clarify language around Lesson Programs and Lesson Program membership
  • adds link to the Lesson Program Policy
  • individual Voting Membership
    • clarify that for eligibility, 'the past year' is associated with the dates of the election
    • puts certification as Trainer on equal footing with certification as Instructor for eligibility criteria
  • Executive Council
    • add determining the vision as a responsibility of the Executive Council
    • clarify when Executive Council member terms begin
    • add use of asynchronous public online voting for motions
    • clarify procedure for removal of a Executive Council member
    • Elections
      • adjust timeline, most steps move a month earlier in the year
      • clarify procedure for when there are not enough nominations for council-elected seats
    • set term limit for Executive Council Chair
    • Move the responsibility for receiving communication from community to Executive Council from Secretary to Vice Chair
    • clarify when the new Executive Council elects its officers
  • clarify the role for the Executive Council in the hiring of the Executive Director

Minor changes:

  • capitalization of Instructor, Trainer, Maintainer
  • spelling and grammar improvements

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lexnederbragt commented Sep 25, 2020

We have a majority, so I am going to merge the amendments. Thanks everyone!

@lexnederbragt lexnederbragt merged commit 7573420 into master Sep 25, 2020
@lexnederbragt lexnederbragt deleted the ec-amend-bylaws-2020-1 branch Sep 25, 2020
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