Constitution for Maple Leaf Educational Systems Committee for Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence and Honor
September 27, 2008
Maple Leaf education, as a global and eclectic education, is a part of Chinese education. Since the foundation of Maple Leaf in 1995, we are engaged in pioneering and innovation. We have created unique Chinese-Western education philosophy and model. We have found the rules apt for Maple Leaf education. Maple Leaf education is now developing healthily under the guidance of right concept. Our 3rd Five-Year Plan set our great goal of expanding Maple Leaf brand name from city and province based to countrywide and global. Maple Leaf is bound to become an education brand name of China and of the world.
A lot of excellent staff members have been growing together with Maple Leaf; and many have made outstanding contributions to and excellent performances for Maple Leaf. To recognize and stimulate them, and to boost Maple Leaf education, we set up the procedure for awarding Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence and Honor in 1998. In the past 10 years we have 74 Chinese and Canadian staff members awarded the medal.
The medal winners made up our Maple Leaf top work team. They take Maple Leaf centennial cause as their mission. The future of Maple Leaf education can be shown in them.
In consideration of our Maple Leaf education development, we find it necessary to fix the procedure for Maple Leaf medal in form of constitution so as to foreground the medal winners’ merits and typicality.
Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1 Whereas the winners of Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence and Honor are expected to keep their merits and paragon effect, whereas Maple Leaf unique education concept need constant innovation, and Maple Leaf centennial cause need to develop, Dalian Maple Leaf Educational Systems made a resolution to establish the Committee for Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence and Honor (referred to as “the Committee” for short).
Article 2 The Committee shall be supervised by Maple Leaf Board, and shall be a standing functional department.
Article 3 The functions of the Committee include:
1.Examining the candidates’ qualifications;
2.Evaluating the medal winners’ performances;
3.Providing consultations for Maple Leaf major decision-making cases;
4.Directing the Medal Winners’ Fellowship activities;
5.Other tasks assigned by Chairman’s Official Meetings.
Chapter 2 Committee Members
Article 4 The Medal winners shall be the members of the Committee.
Article 5 The Committee members shall
1.exactly observe laws, social moralities and Maple Leaf bylaws;
2.perfectly practice Maple Leaf Four Standards and Five Principles, serve as the advocators and spreaders of Maple Leaf advanced culture;
3.perfectly do their duties;
4.observe the Committee’s constitution, implement the Committee’s resolutions, and participate in the Committee’s activities.
Article 6 The Committee members shall have the right to
1.ballot in elections, be elected, and vote;
2.attend the Committee meetings and discuss the Committee issues;
3.take part in discussions on Maple Leaf major issues organized by the Committee, and present ideas and proposals;
4.present requests, suggestions or criticisms to the Committee organizations.
Chapter 3 Organizations
Article 7 The Committee’s standing committee shall consist of 1 director, 2 deputy directors, 1 secretary-general (one of the deputy directors may concurrently act as the secretary-general), and several standing committee members (the campus/institution out of Dalian may designate 1 standing committee member to undertake the committee affairs).
Article 8 The Maple Leaf Chairman shall act as the Committee Director. The deputy directors, secretary-general and standing committee members shall be elected by all the medal winners and be appointed by the Chairman’s official meeting. The term of the standing committee shall be 3 years. The deputy directors and secretary-general shall handle the committee affairs on a day to day basis. A full-time or concurrent clerk shall be designated for assistance.
Chapter 4 Functions
Article 9 The standing committee shall
1.Examine the candidates’ qualifications
1)The candidates shall be excellent staff members who have made outstanding contributions to Maple Leaf. Chinese candidates shall have completed 3 or more years’ service in Maple Leaf, and non-Chinese candidates shall complete 2 or more years.
2)The candidates shall meet the Four Standards which require them to:
a.devote themselves to Maple Leaf education, understand Maple Leaf education concept, uphold Maple Leaf Chinese-Western education philosophy, and adhere to Maple Leaf spirit of Strive for Excellence in Education;
b.keep modest in favorable circumstances and stride together with Maple Leaf; keep firm in unfavorable circumstances and strive together with Maple Leaf;
c.be virtuous, honest, uncorrupted, upright, unselfish and devoted;
d.be strong in professional capability, work performance and problem-solving efforts, and be exactly conformed with the school rules.
3)The candidates and medal winners are required to firmly keep the five principles of
a.blending the best of Chinese and Western education;
b.faithfulness and innovation;
c.striving for excellence in education;
d.Maple Leaf brand name expansion;
e.Global Maple Leaf
4)The candidates shall submit the application forms to the Committee via the campus standing committee member from March 1 to 15 every year;
5)For every candidate, two medal winners are required to make recommendations to the Committee in a responsible manner;
6)March 20-31, the standing committee, in accordance with the Constitution, will examine and evaluate the candidates, and exhibit their names and merits for public opinion. The conclusions for the candidates shall be submitted to the Chairman’s official meeting on April 20 for verification and resolution (for whether agree or not).
2.Evaluate the medal winners’ work performances
1)The standing committee shall evaluate the medal winners’ work performances and personal morality every two years.
2)The standing committee shall, by Maple Leaf standards, evaluate the medal winners in four aspects as
a.whether they accept and practice Maple Leaf philosophy;
b.whether they advocate and spread Maple Leaf culture;
c.whether they understand and exemplify the “One Team” slogan;
d.whether they love and devote themselves to their jobs.
3)The standing committee shall write the biennial evaluation reports by discussion meetings, questionnaires and day-to-day observations, and submit the reports to the Chairman’s official meeting.
4)The standing committee shall praise and reward the medal winners who make excellent performances in evaluation efforts.
5)The standing committee shall talk to the medal winners who fail to keep the standard for their title and may suggest suspend or cancel their title to the Chairman’s official meeting.
6)The standing committee will handle the suspended medal winners’ written application for resumption of their title within 6 months after the suspension, and present opinions within 30 days after the application, and the Chairman’s official meeting will decide whether to resume the suspended title.
7)The Committee secretariat is responsible for the filing of the medal winners’ performance documents for permanent preservation.
3.Provide consultations for Maple Leaf major decision-making cases
1)For the decision-making consultation cases (concerning Maple Leaf development planning, work report, campus annual plan, etc.) assigned by the Maple Leaf leadership, the standing committee shall organize the medal winners’ conference or concerned professionals’ work team to scrutinize, discuss and investigate the cases and timely present practical proposes and reports to the Chairman’s official meeting. The work team leader shall be designated by the standing committee.
4.Direct the medal winners’ fellowship activities
1) The standing committee shall present suggestions for the fellowship activities in consideration of the situations and necessities,
2) play essential role in the fellowship activities, and
3) help solve the problems and difficulties in fellowship activities.
5.fulfill other tasks assigned by the Chairman’s official meeting.
Chapter 5 Procedure
Article 10 The School Anniversary date in May is the day for awarding the Medal. Therefore, the standing committee shall hold a meeting on every April 20 to discuss about the candidates’ qualifications and submit the evaluation reports to the Chairman’s official meeting.
Article 11 The Committee secretary-general and standing committee members are responsible for the evaluation of the medal winners’ work performances.
Article 12 The plenary meeting of the medal winners will be held annually, and the campus standing committee members may convene the campus’ medal winners’ meeting from time to time when necessary.
Article 13 The standing committee shall hold a meeting every 3 months, and the meeting may be held ahead of schedule or postponed if necessary.
Article 14 A resolution shall be passed only if not less than 2/3 of all the Committee members are present and not less than half of all the members take affirmative votes. The absent members may vote by some other means or authorize someone else to vote on behalf of them.
Chapter 6 Supplementary Articles
Article 15 This constitution is passed by all the medal winners through discussions, and represents all the medal winners’ intention.
Article 16 This constitution is written in Chinese and English, and shall be effective from the date of passing.
Article 17 Maple Leaf Educational Systems Committee for Maple Leaf Medal of Excellence and Honor shall have the right to explain this constitution.