Bylaws of the
University at Colorado Boulder,
Broadening Opportunities through Leadership and Diversity (BOLD) Advisory Council
(Adopted October 2012) Edited April 2015
Section 1. Name
The name of this organization shall be University of Colorado Boulder, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Engineering BOLD Advisory Council, hereinafter referred to in these Bylaws as the "BAC”.
Section 2. Purposes
The purposes of the BAC are:
Section 1. Organization and Administration
The BAC shall consist of up to 18 regular members as determined by the Assistant Dean of Inclusive Excellence (Assistant Dean). This number may be increased on a temporary basis when new members are added in advance of the expiration of other members’ terms.
Included among the ex-officio members shall be the Dean and Assistant Deans of the College of Engineering and Applied Science including the Assistant Dean for Advancement.
Section 2. Manner of Selection and Term of Office
Candidates for membership on the BAC shall be recommended by the Assistant Dean and approved by the BAC to serve a term of three (3) years.
The terms of office of those constituting the regular members of the BAC shall expire on June 30 of successive years, with the goal being that no more than 35% of the terms expire in any year.
A BAC member may serve more than one term at the request of the Assistant Dean. Past Chairs will serve as Chairs Emeriti and are invited to attend BAC meetings after their terms of office expire.
Section 3. Meetings
The BAC shall hold two (2) regular meetings each academic year, the date, time and place of which shall be designated by the Assistant Dean in collaboration with the Chair and Vice Chair. One of the regular meetings is to be in the fall and the other in the spring. Unless otherwise designated by the Assistant Dean or Chair, meetings shall be held at the College in Boulder, Colorado.
Formally report out to the EAC at their semi-annual meetings, either through the Chair, Vice Chair or Assistant Dean.
Section 4. Member Expectations
Recognizing that the BAC is a leadership council, setting an example for other alumni and supporters of the College, each member is expected to provide personal financial support to the BOLD, to help solicit other support for the BOLD operations, to be an advocate for the mission of BOLD, and to attend and actively participate in the BAC meetings and other activities that advance the goals of the Center.
Section 1. Presiding Officers and Succession
The presiding officers shall be the Chair and Vice Chair of the BAC. The Chair and Vice Chair, as nominated by the Assistant Dean, shall be approved by the members of the BAC and shall serve for one year. Typically, a successful Vice Chair will be asked by the Assistant Dean to serve as the Chair for the next term to provide for continuity of strategy and program oversight.
Shortly after each BAC meeting, the Chair and Vice Chair will collaborate on a summary and set of recommendations that emerged from the BAC meeting to be provided to the Assistant Dean. The Assistant Dean will provide an update on those recommendations to the BAC at the following meeting.
Section 1. Committees and Task Forces as determined by the Chair, Vice Chair and Assistant Dean
The Chair, Vice Chair and Assistant Dean may identify other Committees or assign Task Forces. The purpose, deliverables, membership and term of such committees/task forces must be identified at the instigation of the committees/task forces. Possible committees include the Resource Development Committee.
Time shall be scheduled at BAC meetings for such committees and task forces to meet and then report to the entire Council. The committees should work on committee assignments between Council meetings and participate in telephone conferences as needed. The committees shall define specific agendas, and shall select the next committee chair at the conclusion of the spring BAC meeting.
Section 1. Other Activities and Reports
All activities of the BAC shall either be approved by the Chair and the Assistant Dean or the full BAC.