Chapter One: General Provisions
Article One: Names
The name of this association shall be the Korea Association of Teachers of English, herein referred to as KATE. The Korean name of the association shall be 한국영어교육학회.
Article Two: Aims
1. The aims of KATE shall be to promote the development of and research into the practice and theory of English language education, and to endeavor to foster a sense of collegiality and amity among the membership.
2. To achieve these aims, this association shall undertake the following:
1) The publication of a scholarly journal, English Teaching (영어교육), and a regular newsletter KATE FORUM.
2) The holding of academic meetings and exchanges
3) Compiling, publishing, and circulating books and other materials concerning English education
4) Other activities consistent with the aims of KATE
Article Three: Headquarters
The headquarters of this association shall be designated by the President.
Chapter Two: Membership
Article Four: The Process of Admission and the Categories of Membership
1. Membership is open to individuals and non-profit institutions or other organizations engaged in English language education, subject to the completion of the approved application form, submission of the initiation fee alongside the annual membership fee, and the approval of the Standing Executive Board. For-profit institutions or organizations may become associate members by special agreement.
2. Membership is divided into the following categories: individual, institutional, and associate.
1) Individual membership with vote is open to persons who are engaged in or concerned with English education.
2) Institutional membership without vote is open to libraries, non-profit institutions or similar organizations engaged in English education.
3) Associate membership without vote is open to for-profit institutions or organizations engaged in English education.
Article Five: Rights and Responsibilities
1. Individual members are entitled to attend general meetings and cast one vote on the make-up of decisions, to attend academic meetings held by KATE, and to submit articles to and receive a free subscription of KATE publications.
2. The membership shall pay membership fees to KATE annually.
Article Six: Revocation of Membership
1. Under the following circumstances, membership may be revoked by decision of the Standing Executive Board.
1) If the individual declares his or her intention to resign.
2) If the person has not paid membership fees for three years or longer without giving notice of reasons.
3) If the person has engaged in behavior incompatible with the aims of KATE or damaged the prestige of and/or bringing dishonor to KATE.
Chapter Three: The Executive Board
Article Seven: The Executive Board
The Executive Board of KATE will be constituted as follows:
1. One President
2. No more than six Vice Presidents, with a Vice President in charge of editorial work and publications, a Vice President in charge of planning and mediation, a Vice President in charge of research and development, a Vice President in charge of publicity and advertising, and a Vice President in charge of international affairs and information.
3. No more than forty Standing Executive Board members
4. Two Auditors
Article Eight: Elections
1. The President, the Vice Presidents, and the Auditors are elected by the Executive Council and confirmed by the General Meeting.
2. The Standing Executive Board members shall be appointed by the President.
3. All the past Presidents shall be Advisors.
Article Nine: Duties of the President
The President shall represent KATE, oversee the business of KATE, and chair meetings of the Standing Executive Board, the Executive Council, and the General Meeting.
Article Ten: Duties of the Vice Presidents
Each Vice President shall assist the President by carrying out his or her own duties, and be able to take over for the President in case the need arises.
Article Eleven: Duties of the Standing Executive Board Members
The Standing Executive Board members shall take charge of general affairs, finances, international relations, public relations, scholarly information, research, and editorial work. Where required, members can be added to establish and manage other offices for Standing Executive Board work.
1. A general affairs officer shall manage administration and general affairs.
2. A finance officer shall take charge of matters of finance and expenditure.
3. An international relations officer shall oversee international exchanges.
4. An officer for public relations shall take charge of publicity, advertising, and the associate members.
5. An officer for scholarly information shall take charge of maintaining scholarly information, the membership database, a webpage, and similar duties.
6. An officer for research shall see to research and development affairs.
7. An officer for editorial work shall see to the editorial work and publishing work of the association.
8. Additionally designated officers shall oversee other offices set up by the Standing Executive Board.
Article Twelve: Auditors
The auditors shall manage the accounts of KATE annually and make a full report to the General Meeting.
Article Thirteen: Advisors
Advisors shall advise the President and serve as regular members of the Executive Council.
Article Fourteen: Term of Office
All officers shall serve a two-year term of office. However, in order to ensure the continuity of KATE activities, it shall be possible to extend the term of office of the Vice Presidents and Standing Executive Board members.
Chapter Four: Meetings
Article Fifteen: The General Meeting
Regular General Meetings and extraordinary General Meetings are convened by the President.
1. The regular General Meeting shall be convened on the last day of the KATE conference.
2. Extraordinary General Meetings shall be called at the discretion of the President, the Standing Executive Board, or at the expressed will of at least one third of the individual members.
Article Sixteen: The Executive Council
1. The Executive Council shall be constituted with all the members of the Executive Board referred to in Article Seven, and shall be convened before the convention of the General Meeting.
2. The Executive Council shall confirm decisions made by the Standing Executive Board, and elect the President, the Vice Presidents, and the Auditors referred to in Article Eight.
Article Seventeen: The Standing Executive Board
1. The President, the Vice Presidents, and the members of the Standing Executive Board shall form a Standing Executive Board, which shall be convened at the discretion of the President.
2. The Standing Executive Board shall resolve important matters pertaining to the affairs of KATE, and report its important decisions to the General Meeting after they are ratified by the Executive Council.
Article Eighteen: Subcommittees
1. In order to carry out the work of KATE efficiently, subcommittees may be formed.
2. The formation and composition of subcommittees shall be subject to the will of the Standing Executive Board.
Article Nineteen: Resolutions
Resolutions shall be considered resolved if they are approved by a majority of those present in any meeting.
Chapter Five: The Editorial Board
Article Twenty: Organization
In order to carry out the publication work of KATE, an Editorial Board shall be formed.
Article Twenty-one: Duties
The Editorial Board shall carry out the review and selection of articles for the KATE journal.
Article Twenty-two: Editorial Board Chairman
The post of the Chairman of the Editorial Board shall be held simultaneously by the Vice President responsible for editorial and publications work.
Article Twenty-three: Matters of Detail
The Editorial Board shall be able to constitute bylaws concerning its organization, duties, and operation in carrying out all its particulars.
Chapter Six: Academic Conferences
Article Twenty-four: Academic Conference
1. KATE shall convene at least one academic conference annually. The convention of the academic conference shall be fixed at the discretion of the Standing Executive Board.
2. In order to ensure the smooth operation of the academic committee, a conference organization committee shall be set up.
3. The setting up and operation of the conference organizing committee shall be designated as a bylaw by the Standing Executive Board.
Chapter Seven: Finances
Article Twenty-five: Income and Expenditure
① KATE shall dispose of the following sources of income:
1. KATE endowments
2. Initiation fees and membership fees
3. Corporate and private donations
4. Commercial and other sources of income
② The income above shall be used to accomplish the activities in Article 2-②.
Article Twenty-six: Fiscal Year
The fiscal year of KATE shall begin on the first of August and end on the 31sth of July, the next year.
Article Twenty-seven: Yearly Accounts
1. At the end of each fiscal year, a full account of the income and expenses of KATE shall be audited by the auditors, be ratified at the Executive Council, and finally be approved at the General Meeting.
2. The annual budget shall be reviewed at the Standing Executive Board, be ratified at the Executive Council, and finally be approved at the General Meeting.
Chapter Eight: Amendment of the Constitution
Article Twenty-eight: Amendments to the Constitution
1. Amendments to this Constitution may be put forward by a simple majority of the Standing Executive Board or by at least one-third of the individual membership.
2. When an amendment to the Constitution has been put forward, it shall be reviewed at the Executive Council subject to confirmation by at least half of the present members of the General Meeting.
This amended Constitution shall be effective from the 7th of January, 2017.