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About TSGC

MEMBER INSTITUTIONS

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Removal of Inactive Members

Continuation of Membership

Membership Information

Procedure For Continuation Of Membership

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Statement of Policy

Active participation in Consortium activities by all members of the Consortium is necessary if the organization is to maintain its vitality and achieve its objectives. The Consortium Board and executive officers will actively promote the participation of member organizations in Consortium activities. The Director shall maintain a record of participation by Consortium members in Consortium activities and shall provide an annual report of member activity to the Board of Directors.


Required Activity

Member organizations that fail to meet minimum levels of activity specified below, shall be classified as inactive, and those organizations shall be subject to expulsion.

Space Grant Colleges (Universities):

  1. The host institution shall provide a director at an appointment level of, at least, 0.25 FTE with appropriate office space, secretarial and other necessary support. The host institution will make an annual contribution to the Consortium of, at least, $70,000.
  2. Each space grant college will provide an associate director at an appointment level of, at least, 0.25 FTE, an institutional representative with appropriate release time and commensurate secretarial support staff plus office space, office supplies, and other support necessary to maintain an office on campus. In addition, Space Grant Colleges, other than the host institution, will make an annual contribution to the Consortium of, at least, $50,000 to be used for program implementation purposes.
  3. These institutions must actively participate in meetings of the Consortium, the Board of Directors, and other activities of the Consortium.

Other Institutions of Higher Education:

  1. To maintain Consortium member status, each institution must appoint an institutional representative who will annually discharge the requisite institutional representation in, at least, one Consortium meeting or other official Consortium activity. The institutional representative will be given appropriate release time to allow discharge of the institution's duties to the Consortium, which will include participation in the preparation of the Consortium's Annual Report.
  2. The institutional representative will participate in preparation of the Consortium's Annual Report.
  3. Other institutions of higher education will pay an annual membership fee of, at least, $1,000.

Industrial (For-Profit) Institutions:

  1. Each industrial institution will appoint an individual who will be responsible for representation of the organization's intent at a minimum of one Consortium meeting or other official Consortium activity each year.
  2. The representative will participate in preparation of the Consortium's Annual Report.
  3. Each industrial institution shall be assessed an annual membership fee of $1,000. Industrial institutions are encouraged to make additional contributions of cash or "in kind" each year. Example of "in kind" contributions include research grants or contracts, scholarships, fellowships, equipment, software, faculty loan, etc.

Non-Profit Institutions:

  1. The institution will appoint a representative who will be responsible for the institution's participation in organized Consortium activities with the annual minimum of, at least, one meeting and will assist in preparation of the Consortium's Annual Report.
  2. The membership fee will be $1,000 per year.

Government Agencies:

  1. The agency will appoint a representative who will participate in preparation of the Consortium's Annual Report and who will participate to the extent of, at least, four person-days per year in Consortium activities.