KMALL 한국멀티미디어언어교육학회

Rules
Korea Association of  Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning

General Principles

· Article 1 (Name) This association is called 한국 멀티미디어 언어 교육학회 in Korean, and the Korea Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning(KAMALL) in English.

· Article 2 (Aims) This association aims to promote language education in Korea by researching, developing, and disseminating the theory and method of utilizing state-of-the-art multimedia in language teaching.

· Article 3 (Activities) The association’s activities include the following:

  • 1. Publication of MALL journals and Newsletter
  • 2. Hosting conferences and promoting domestic and foreign academic exchange
  • 3. Research & development, testing, display, education, and public service in the area of multimedia-assisted language learning and teaching
  • (1) Researching and developing educational software
  • (2) Evaluating and using multimedia
  • (3) Utilizing the Internet
  • (4) Additional activities of the association

Membership

Article 5 (Qualification) To be qualified as a regular member, a member has to agree with the intent of the establishment of this association, submit the applications, pay the membership and annual membership fees, and be approved by the board of directors.

Article 6 (Special Members) The full-time standing members will be life members upon regular retirement. In addition, those approved by the association such as domestic and international educational organizations, research institutes, libraries, publishing companies, and multimedia/Internet-associated organizations, may become special members if they pay the membership and annual membership fees.

Article 7 (Membership Fees) Members must pay the annual membership fees fixed by the board of directors.

·Article 8 (Disqualification) Members may become disqualified under the following circumstances.

  • 1. When one’s intent of withdrawal from the association has been confirmed in writing and via email
  • 2. When the member has not paid the annual membership fees for more than 2 years without any special reason or notification
  • 3. When the member has acted against the purposes of the association or has damaged its reputation

Board Members

Article 9 (Board Members) This association is comprised of the following board members.

  • 1. A president
  • 2. Several vice presidents
  • 3. Several executive directors
  • 4. Several directors
  • 5. Several managing directors
  • 6. Two auditors
  • 7. Several consultants
  • 8. Several advisors

Article 10 (Electing Board Members) A president and auditor will be elected from the expanded board of directors and be approved by the general meeting. Vice presidents, the executive directors, the advisors, and the consultants will be elected by the new president. A new president may be appointed by the recommendations of executive directors.

Article 11 (Duties of the President) The president represents this association, manages the affairs of the association, and becomes the chair of the executive board of directors, of the expanded board of directors, and of the general meeting.

Article 12 (Duties of the Vice President) The head vice-president assists the president and takes on the duties of the president when the president is absent.

Article 13 (Executive Directors and Composition) The executive board of directors is comprised of the president, vice presidents, secretary generals, the publicity directors, the treasurers, the editorial directors, educational directors, auditor, and the other executive directors charging of the following affairs: international academic affairs, planning & coordinating, the research/development, informational technology, public relations, program development.

Article 14 (Audit) An auditor inspects the accountancy every fiscal year and reports a result of the audit to the general meeting.

Article 15 (The Expanded Executive Board of Directors): The expanded executive board consists of advisors, consultants, and executive directors.

Article 16 (Terms) Even though directors serve out their terms for two years, they are allowed to extend their terms to one-year. The director appointed as a replacement for his/her predecessor finishes the predecessor’s remaining term.

Conference

Article 17 (General Meeting) The president is authorized to call general meeting regularly or provisionally. The regular meeting is held at the date of annual conference. The special meeting can be held upon the request of a president, the executive board of director, or one third of total members.

Article 18 (The Executive Board of Directors) The executive board of directors administers the affairs of KAMALL and reports the administrative affairs, upon the approval of the expanded executive board of directors, to the general meeting.

Article 19 (Steering Committee) The steering committee can be organized by the resolution of the executive board of directors. Details about the steering committee are regulated by rules for operation.

Article 20(Constituents) Any decision made in the general meeting is valid by the approval of the attendance at the meeting. Matters for decision are approved by a majority of those in attendance. The executive board of directors and the expanded executive board of directors are assembled when a majority of current directors are present.

Financial Affairs

Article 21 (Income) The incomes include the following:

  • 1. Fund
  • 2. Registration fee and membership fee
  • 3. Donation and support fund
  • 4. Project, profits, and extra incomes

Article 22 (Fiscal Year) Fiscal year begins on January 1st and ends in December next year.

Article 23 (Audit) Two auditors will inspect the incomes and expenses of the previous fiscal year. A treasurer, upon the approval of the expanded executive board of directors, reports the results of audit to the general meeting. Upon the executive board of directors’ deliberation on the new year’s budget and the expanded executive board of directors’ approval, the treasurer also reports the budget to the general meeting.

Supplementary Provision

Article 1 The revision of the rules is initiated by the request of a majority of executive directors or by the demand of one third of total members and is made by the approval of a majority of attendants in the general meeting.

Article 2 The provisions for enforcement of the rules are made by the approval of executive board of directors.

Article 3 The current rules have come into force since the 1997’s inaugural meeting. These revised rules are enforced after March 16th, 2013.

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