About SICET

  • SICET Bylaws
  • Organizational Structure
  • Steering Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Board of Directors
  • Office & Committees
  • Past Board Members & Officers

SICET Bylaws

Article I. Mission Statement

Society of International Chinese in Educational Technology (SICET) is a nonpolitical, non-profit academic organization. The goal of this organization is to gather international Chinese scholars and experts in the field of educational technology to promote academic collaboration and support among members. The mission of the SICET is to establish and strengthen academic and international connections, exchanges, research, and scholarship in educational technology for teaching and learning, as well as to advocate the application of educational technology in Chinese educational settings. SICET was originally established and registered in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, located in the United States of America.

Article II. Membership Eligibility and Member's Responsibilities

Section 1. SICET membership is open to any individual or organization, who agrees to the mission statement of this society, and willing to contribute to this society.

Section 2. Members are obliged to follow the bylaws and other regulations that may later be enacted by SICET, and pay membership dues. The Executive Committee will determine the amount of membership fee.

Section 3.Members have the right to vote and the right to be voted for.

Section 4. No member of SICET shall be allowed to express opinions on behalf of the SICET without complete authorization of the Steering Committee and the Executive Committee or having been voted upon by its members as acceptable.

Section 5. Any motion signed by 10 or more members and approved by the Steering Committee and the Executive Committee must be submitted to a vote by the members.

Section 6. Such a vote may be supervised by a special committee consisting of two members of the Steering Committee and two members of the Executive Committee, as well as three Association members who originally made the motion signed by 10 or more members of SICET. With 2/3 of the votes, any officers and board directors may be dismissed, but no more than 2 Board of Directors within a month. New officers and/or Board of Directors must be elected in the following months.

Article III. Elections and Organization Structure

Section 1. The organizational structure of SICET includes the members, a Board of Directors, an Executive Committee, and a Steering Committee.

Section 2. Any active SICET member may nominate an eligible person, including himself or herself, for a position in the Board of Directors of SICET. The term for a Board of Directors’ member consists of two years. Members of the Board will serve as the Vice Director or members of the appointed committees until the conclusion of his/her term. Members of the Board of Directors may serve two consecutive terms if duly reelected.

Section 3. The Executive Committee members will be elected by the Board of Directors and should be eligible with at least one term as a Board of Director member. Executive committee contains nine members who will serve as the Director or the Vice Director of the appointed committees. A term for an Executive Committee member consists of two years. Members of the Executive Committee may serve two consecutive terms if duly reelected. The Executive Committee will elect the President. The newly elected President will appoint the officers, including two Vice Presidents, a Secretary/Treasurer, and the Directors of appointed committees, to form his/her cabinet. The President can appoint non-board members to serve as SICET officers, but they must be SICET members.

Section 4. The Steering Committee will be elected by the Executive Committee and contain five members who are famous experts in the fields and enthusiastic toward SICET development, as well as familiar with SICET activities. A term for a Steering Committee member consists of three years, without limit to the number of terms, but with a review of service at the midpoint and at the end of each term. The Steering Committee provides guidance to the Executive Committee on key issues such as SICET operating policy, election procedures, budgetary control, and long term development. The Steering Committee shall seek resources to provide a platform for SICET members to collaborate internationally. The Steering Committee has the final say when issues cannot be resolved in the Executive Committee.

Section 5. President, Past President: The President is the primary spokesperson for the Society and is expected to interact with other societies, government officials, and the public on behalf of the Society. The President may, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, appoint special committees and take such actions as deemed appropriate to accomplish the goals as President of the Society and to further interests of the Society. The President shall deliver an address to members at the annual Conference at the conclusion of his/her term. The President is responsible to mentor the potential president and nominate the President to the Executive Committee at the conclusion of his/her term. The Past President shall be the advisor for the President and shall be a non-voting Board member for one year if he/she is not an elected Executive Committee member.

Section 6. The Vice Presidents are full voting members of the Executive Committee and responsible for overseeing the nominating appointments to the Board of Directors of the Society. The Vice Presidents perform all of duties of the office of the President when requested by the President or when the President is unavailable or incapacitated. The Vice Presidents serve as the Conference Chair of SICET/AECT conference or EITT Conference Program Chair and take care of related responsibilities.  If any Vice President cannot carry out his/her duties, the Executive Committee will appoint a replacement to serve until the next election. Such replacements must be approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee.

Section 7. SICET organizes its annual conference called EITT. All SICET affiliate universities are eligible to host EITT. The conference application including conference theme, date, and detailed plan should be submitted to the Steering Board early each year. The Steering Board will evaluate all applications and decide the host university for the following year. The host university will be announced at the closing ceremony of EITT. The host university will give a presentation to showcase their advantages. The president of SICET will serve as co-chair of EITT to ensure the success of EITT. The host university will assign a co-chair. The third conference chair will come from a famous expert in the field. The SICET Vice President will serve as one of the Conference Program Chairs to be fully involved in the process of the conference. The host university will have one or two program Chairs and be responsible for all detailed work.  The host university will donate at least $1000 from the conference acquired income to SICET.

Section 8. Quorum. Twelve members of the Board of Directors constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting (maybe online format) of the Board of Directors. Four members of the Executive Committee constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting (maybe online format) of the Executive Committee. Three members of the Steering Committee constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at a meeting (maybe online format) of the Steering Committee.

Section 9. SICET Office. The Office needs to develop a working plan at the beginning of the term, maintain bi-monthly meetings to discuss progresses and challenges, and submit the plan/report to Executive Committee during the Executive Committee meeting. The Office shall be responsible for the (a) communications among the Executive Committee members, Board of Director members, and the general members, (b) schedule of the monthly executive committee members meetings and board member meetings at large, and (c) coordination of the monthly board member meeting recordings and summaries in both English and Chinese. The Office shall also collect, maintain, and update contact information for all Executive Committee Members and Board members, collaborate with the executive board members to create the bi-monthly member newsletter, and manage the SICET financials and provide a transparent financial report to general members.

Section 10. Development and Management Committee (DMC). The DMC consists of the strategy group, membership group, and communication group. The committee aims to plan the development strategy of SICET by taking into account the goal, member distribution, academic characteristics, and members’ expectations. That is, the development plan is carried out on the basis of integrating the resources and common consensuses of all of the members to construct the vision and distinguishing features of SICET. Moreover, via the planned member-recruiting procedure and across-region communication activities, members can be more united and the impacts of SICET can be extended. MDC will create a working a plan for the three groups at the start of the term, maintain bi-month meeting to discuss progresses and challenges, and submit the plan/report to Executive Committee during the Executive Committee meeting.

  1. Strategy group: planning the development and across-region collaboration of SICET, as well as the model and strategies of cooperating with other academic communities.
  2. Membership group: developing member-recruiting plans and procedures, as well as the membership management model.
  3. Communication group: planning across-region activities and communication strategies to fostering the collaborations of members from different regions.

Section 11. District Committee. District Committee will update member contact information regularly (every six months); identify and contact prospective members; organize multiple district activities that reflect district characteristics to exchange scholarships, 2-3 times every year; and recommend potential enthusiastic able and influential members to become Board and/or various committee members. District Committee will support and coordinate with other committees to complete the duties at the regional level; especially, encouraging members to read journal articles published by the organization, submit manuscripts to the organization journals, and participate in the organization’s scholarship meetings and events. The committee director, associate director, and committee members should be the country and regional coordinators. They are responsible for organizing and coordinating regional business, promoting information exchange among the regions, and advancing the influence of the organization in each region. District Committee will have a strategic plan at the start of the term, maintain bi-month meetings to discuss progresses and challenges, and submit the plan/report to Executive Committee during the Executive Committee meeting.

Section 12. Academic Committee. The Committee needs to make a plan at the beginning of the term, maintain bi-month meetings to discuss progresses and challenges, and submit the plan/report to Executive Committee during the Executive Committee meeting. Academic Committee is responsible for (a) call for papers, judging, editing, and publication of two SICET journals, expanding and promoting the reputation of both journals, and entering the journals into SSCI search database. The Committee shall also plan, promotes, and organizes SICET’s two conferences, collect proposal submissions, publish the conference proceedings, and enter the proceedings into EI search database. The Committee shall plan the organization’s summer exchange program, contact hosting institutions, and to collect and organize participants. The Committee shall also manage other scholarly activities and online forums.

Section 13. Technology Committee. Technology Committee will maintain and update SICET Website’s front- and back-end, SICET’s mailing lists, and the mailing server, including individual members’ profiles and contact information. The committee will recommend emerging technologies or tools to facilitate communications or social networking among members and provide required technical supports for various task forces. Technology Committee will have a workable plan at the start of the term, maintain bi-month meetings to discuss progresses and challenges, and submit the plan/report to Executive Committee during the Executive Committee meeting.

Organization Structure (English Version)

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Organization Structure (Chinese Version)

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Steering Committee

Director

Dr. Harrison Hao Yang (杨浩)harrison.yang@oswego.edu
Professor, SUNY Oswego;
Dean of Educational Technology Institute for Central China Normal University;
JETDE Editor-in-Chief.

教授,纽约州立大学奥斯威格分校,兼华中师范大学教育信息技术学院院长,JETDE杂志主编。

Member

Dr. Jiangang Cheng (程建钢) chengjg@mail.tsinghua.edu.cn
Professor, Tsinghua University;
Editorial Director, Journal of Eduational Technology Development and Exchange.

教授,清华大学教育研究院教授委员会副主任,教育技术学科负责人暨学术带头人,
中国教育技术协会学术委员会副主任,中国职业教育教学信息化指导委员会顾问,
JETDE杂志编委会主任。

Dr. Shuyang Wang (王淑艳) shuyan.wang@usm.edu
Professor, University of Southern Mississippi;
Associate Editor, Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange.

教授,南密西西比大学,JETDE杂志副主编

Dr. Nian-Shing Chen (陈年兴) nianshing@gmail.com
Chair Professor, Taiwan National Sun Yat -Sen University;
Editor, Jounral of Educational Technology & Society Editor

讲座教授, 台湾中山大学, Educational Technology & Society 杂志主编

Dr. Xibin Han (韩锡斌) hanxb@tsinghua.edu.cn
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Educational Technology Institute, Tsinghua University;
Associate Editor, Journal of Educatioanl Technology Development and Exchange;

副教授,清华大学教育研究院副院长,JETDE杂志副主编

Executive Committee

President 主席

Dr. Juhong Liu (刘炬红) liujc@jmu.edu
James Madison University 詹姆斯麦迪逊大学

Vice Presidents 副主席

Dr. Xibin Han (韩锡斌) hanxb@tsinghua.edu.cn
Associate Professor & Associate Dean, Educational Technology Institute, Tsinghua University;
Associate Editor, Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange;
副教授,清华大学教育研究院副院长,JETDE杂志副主编

Dr. Lin Lin (林琳) Lin.Lin@unt.edu     
Associate Professor, North Texas University
副教授,北德克萨斯大学

Executive members 常务理事会成员

Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang (黃國禎) gjhwang.academic@gmail.com
Chair Professor and Dean of College of Literal Arts and Social Sciences
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
讲座教授、人文社会科学学院院长,台灣科技大學

Dr. Yuping Wang (王玉萍) y.wang@griffith.edu.au
Associate Professor, Griffith University
副教授,格里菲斯大学

Dr. Li Chen (陈丽) lchen@bnu.edu.cn 
Professor and Vice President, Beijing Normal University
教授、副校长,北京师范大学

Dr. Weiyuan Zhang (张伟远) zhangweiyuan@bnu.edu.cn
Professor, Beijing Normal University
Editor, International Journal of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning
教授,北京师范大学,IJCELL杂志主编

Dr. Xiaojun Chen (陈小珺) chenx@stjohns.edu
Assistant Professor, St. John's University
助理教授,圣约翰大学

Dr. Jing Lei (雷静) jlei@syr.edu     
Associate Professor, Syracuse University
副教授,雪城大学

Special Adviser 特聘顾问

Shuyan Wang (王淑艳) shuyan.wang@usm.edu
The university of Southern Mississippi, 南密西西比大学

Secretary General 秘书长

Guoqiang Cui (崔国强) andyguoqiang@hotmail.com
Virginia Tech University 弗吉尼亚理工大学

Dr. Xiaojun Chen (陈小珺) chenx@stjohns.edu
Assistant Professor, St. John's University
助理教授,圣约翰大学

Board of Directors

North America
  • Xiaojun Chen (陈小珺) St. John’s University 圣约翰大学 chenx@stjohns.edu
  • Guoqiang Cui(崔国强)Virginia Tech University 弗吉尼亚理工大学 andyguoqiang@hotmail.com
  • Fei Gao (高菲) Bowling Green State University 博林格林州立大学 gaof@bgsu.edu
  • Jing Lei (雷静) Syracuse University 雪城大学 jlei@syr.edu
  • Lin Lin (林琳) North Texas University 北德克萨斯大学 Lin.Lin@unt.edu
  • Juhong Liu (刘炬红) James Madison University 詹姆斯麦迪逊大学 liujc@jmu.edu
  • Xiaoxue Wang (王小雪) Florida Gulf Coast University 佛罗里达海湾大学 xxwang@fgcu.edu
  • Yifei Wang (王轶菲) University of British Columbia 加拿大英属哥伦比亚大学 sheila.wang@gmail.com
  • Hong Zhan (战红) Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University 安柏瑞德航空大学 zhan121@erau.edu
  • Zuochen Zhang (张佐臣) Windsor University 加拿大温沙大学 zuochen.zhang@gmail.com
Europe
Australia
Singapore
  • Qiyun Wang (王其云) Nanyang Technological University 南洋理工大学,兼华中师范大学楚天学者 qiyun.wang@nie.edu.sg
HongKong
  • Jingyan Lu (陆静妍) Hong Kong University 香港大学 jingyan@hku.hk
Taiwan
Mainland China

Office

Director (主任) – Guoqiang Cui (崔国强)
Financial Officer (财务总监) – Hong Zhan (战红)
Associate Director (副主任) – Hengtao Tang (唐恒涛)
Member (成员) – Meina Zhu (朱美娜)

Committees

Development & management Committee

Director (主任) - Xiaoxue Wang (王小雪)
Associate Director (副主任) - Jun-ming Su (苏俊铭)
Member (成员) - Xiaoqing Gu (顾小清)
Member (成员) - Jianping Zhang (张剑平)
Member (成员) - Qiyun Wang (王其云)
Member (成员) - Hui-Chun Chu (朱慧君)

District Committee

Director (主任) - Jing Lei (雷静)
Associate Director (副主任) - Jingyan Lu (陆静妍)
Associate Director (副主任) - Xiaojun Chen (陈小珺)
Member (成员) - Wenge Guo (郭文革)
Member (成员) - Li Yuan (袁莉)
Member (成员) - Yifei Wang (王轶菲)
Member (成员) - Hsin-Tzu (Tommy) Chen (陈信助)
Member (成员) - Zuochen Zhang (张佐臣)
Member (成员) - Geping Liu (刘革平)

Academic Committee

Director (主任) - Lu Wang (王陆)
Associate Director (副主任) - Leping Liu (刘乐频)
Associate Director (副主任) - Yuping Wang (王玉萍)
Member (成员) - Shaogang Zhang (张少刚)
Member (成员) - Fei Gao (高菲)
Member (成员) - Yan Li (李艳)

Technology Committee

Director (主任) - Jui-Long (Andy) Hung (洪瑞隆)
Associate Director (副主任) - Hengtao Tang (唐恒涛)
Associate Director (副主任) - Jihua Song (宋继华)
Member (成员) - Meina Zhu (朱美娜)


 

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