Sustainable Agriculture Institute

Committee on Issues in Management Education (CIME)

 

Purpose

The Committee on Issues in Management Education is charged with identifying emerging issues and challenges in management education on a global basis.

The Committee, or its designated representative, evaluates issues and challenges and makes recommendations to the Board on SAI policies, plans, and tactics for addressing identified issues and challenges. The Committee on Issues in Management Education may commission independent research within the annual operating and capital budgets approved by the Board.

Structure

The Committee on Issues in Management Education is appointed by the Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made) in consultation with the Immediate Past Chair and Chair. The Committee is composed of at least seven members with representation from member accredited and non-accredited educational institutions, and member non-educational institutions. Appointments should ensure that the Committee has the appropriate knowledge and skill set to fulfill its responsibilities. A majority of the Committee must be current members of the SAI Board.

The Committee on Issues in Management Education is chaired by the Board Vice Chair-Chair Elect, and members are appointed annually. Committee members may serve for a maximum of three, one-year terms, which may run consecutively. The Vice Chair-Chair Elect (who shall preside as Board Chair during the year for which the appointments are made) may extend terms as deemed necessary to fulfill the charge of the committee.

Operating Guidelines

1. The Vice Chair-Chair Elect, with consultation from the Immediate Past Chair and Chair, will appoint Committee members no later than July 1 of the year of service. Appointments will be made with staggered terms to ensure continuity.

2. The President and CEO will be an ex officio member of the Committee and will appoint/reappoint a managerial staff member to serve as an ex officio member and liaison to the Committee.

3. The staff liaison will assist the Committee Chair in setting meetings, keeping minutes and conducting/managing other activities as requested by the Chair and agreed to by the President and CEO.

4. The Committee may select its own approach to fulfilling its responsibilities within the context of the budget and SAI bylaws and governance policies.

5. The Committee will report regularly to the Board on its activities and provides support for the Board’s annual planning meeting. The reports will guide the Board’s discussion of emerging issues and challenges and assist the Board in focusing SAI’s organizational goals, strategies, policies, and initiatives.

6. The Committee will meet as frequently as necessary to conduct its business. Meetings may be in person or through other means.

7. The Committee Chair presides over meetings of the Committee and is authorized to approve all visitors to the meetings.

8. A quorum requires four Committee members in attendance, in person or by electronic means.

9. Meetings are relatively informal, but Robert’s Rules of Order and parliamentary procedure guide formal actions.