It underwent its first restudy from April 12, 1997 to September 9, 2006
and was adopted by the organization at its last date of restudy.
of the KORCOS Constitution on the 3rd of November 2012.
CONSTITUTION OF THE KOREA COUNCIL OF OVERSEAS SCHOOLS
- to be inclusive in its membership involving as many institutions and organizations that support international education, the environment and technology, through collaboration in achieving the vision, mission and goals of the organization.
- to pool resources from the membership, that support professional development activities such as the KORCOS International Education Conference, Youth Leadership Institutes, and Job-Alike Meetings.
- to engage the active participation of KORCOS members in various professional development activities through professional presentations and meetings, facilitating the sharing of various fields of expertise.
- to award KORCOS grants as funds may be available that benefit the KORCOS community.
- to hold university credit consortia with universities that support the vision, mission and goals of KORCOS.
- to cooperate with non-KORCOS entities that may hold programs that support similar vision, mission and goals.
Institutions and organizations that sponsor international education, the environment, communications and technology
- located in the Republic of Korea, that offer international education with English as the main medium of instruction,
- that are accredited institutions and organizations, or are working towards accreditation,
- whose members are directly or indirectly involved with international style instruction and curricula, or
- institutions and organizations whose missions are directly or indirectly related to international education, environment, communications and technology.
- To enrich the processes of education for all member schools
- To promote the professional growth of the educational staff of member schools
- To facilitate communication and cooperative action among all member schools
- To promote intercultural understanding and partnership through the activities of member schools
- To cooperate with other organizations and individuals pursuing the same or similar objectives as KORCOS
- Full Membership is open to schools, institutions, and organizations supporting the objectives and purposes of KORCOS.
- Full Membership allows all faculty and staff of the member institution or organization, attendance and participation in KORCOS professional development activities.
Associate Membership, Group
- Associate Membership is open to schools, institutions, and organizations supporting the objectives and purposes of KORCOS. Associate Membership allows attendance of five (5) delegates in annual conferences but with no voting privileges at board meetings.
Associate Membership, Individual
- Associate membership for individuals allows attendance in annual conferences but with no voting privileges at board meetings.
The term of membership shall be yearly, from August 1 through July 31.
The membership of a school, institution or organization shall cease due to:
- failure to meet the eligibility criteria, or
- actions against the interests and character of KORCOS
The Officers of KORCOS shall be the President, Vice President for International Education, Vice President for Environment, Vice President for Technology, Secretary, Treasurer, Conference Coordinator, and Webmaster elected by and from the KORCOS Board membership. The President Emeritus is a permanent honorary position.
- The annual KORCOS International Education Conference (KIEC) Committee consists of a minimum of five (5) members including the Vice President for International Education. The Conference Coordinator is elected from the KORCOS Board to chair the KIEC.
- The KORCOS Student Activities (KSA) Committee consists of a minimum of four (4) members including the Vice President for Environment. The KSA chair is elected from the KORCOS Board.
- The KORCOS Communications, Information and Technology (CIT) Committee, consists of a minimum of four (4) members and is chaired by the Vice President for CIT.
- The KORCOS Job-Alike Meeting (KJAM) Committee consists of a minimum of three members. The chair is elected from the KORCOS Board.
- The President holds an ex-officio position in all KORCOS committees.
- The President Emeritus holds an honorary ex-officio position in all KORCOS Committees.
The KORCOS Grants Committee shall consist of the KORCOS Executive Board. The President serves as committee chair. The Board may establish and appoint standing and ad-hoc committees as it sees fit. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. The President Emeritus shall be an honorary member of all committees.
- removal of an officer during the term of office
- removal of a school from membership
- dissolution of the KORCOS organization
- amendments to this constitution.
- KORCOS funds can only be spent to support the goals and purposes of KORCOS.
- The funds are managed by the Treasurer, who is accountable to the President, and the KORCOS Board for any withdrawals on behalf of KORCOS.
- Emergency disbursements may only be done with the approval of a quorum of 25 per cent of full member institutions.
- The KORCOS Board shall hold a minimum of four (4) Executive Board meetings and a minimum of four (4) General Board meetings during the school year (August to June).
- KORCOS Committees shall summon their own meetings as needed with reports rendered to the Executive Board.
- The KORCOS Board may request an emergency meeting as needed.