Proposed CSWE Bylaws Revisions Approved

In their March 2018 meeting, the CSWE Board of Directors approved revisions to the CSWE bylaws. These revisions were proposed as the culmination of a two-year review process by a sub-committee of the Board of Directors, CSWE staff, and legal consultants. One of the main changes is to move the procedural details out of the bylaws into a procedures manual. This is done in accordance with best practices for associations and will allow the CSWE commissions and committees flexibility to adjust their charge or procedures without needing a vote by the membership. Other changes include updating the titles to be consistent throughout, changing the President/CEO from voting to non-voting member of the Board of Directors, and adding two members of the Board to the National Nominating Committee. 

CSWE Board of Directors Chair Barbara Shank voted on June 26 on behalf of the proxy ballots at CSWE.  Proxy ballots were sent to all full members in June. A total of 592 proxy ballots were cast, representing 24% of graduate program members, 22% of undergraduate program members, 20% of the faculty and administrators members, and 15% of individual members.
Each proposed resolution passed with more than 90% approval. 
  • Revision 1: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 2: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 3: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 4: PASSED with 94% approval
  • Revision 5: PASSED with 96% approval
  • Revision 6: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 7: PASSED with 97% approval
  • Revision 8: PASSED with 96% approval
  • Revision 9: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 10: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 11: PASSED with 94% approval
  • Revision 12: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 13: PASSED with 96% approval
  • Revision 14: PASSED with 96% approval
  • Revision 15: PASSED with 95% approval
  • Revision 16: PASSED with 96% approval
  • Revision 17: PASSED with 95% approval
The revised bylaws are in effect as of July 1, 2018.

The following documents outline the  changes to the bylaws:
  • Chart of proposed changes - This chart outlines each section of the bylaws, current language, proposed language, and rationale for any changes.
  • Redline version of bylaws - This document shows all proposed changes to the bylaws through track changes in the current bylaws.
  • Ballot for membership vote - This document includes the language that will be used in the ballot for the membership vote in May along with the rationale for each resolution.
If you have any questions about the proposed revisions or the membership vote, please contact comms@cswe.org.