Volunteers are essential for the smooth functioning of IEEE. Only through dedicated individuals who volunteer their time, knowledge, and expertise can IEEE fulfill its core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. The IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee is looking for people with the skill, passion, and perspective to serve in 2012 as IEEE corporate officers or on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors. The committee seeks nominees for the following:
IEEE Corporate Officers
- Vice President, Educational Activities
- Vice President, Publication Services and Products
IEEE Standing Committees
- Awards Board
- Employee Benefits and Compensation
- Ethics and Member Conduct
- Nominations and Appointments
- Public Visibility
- Women in Engineering
DEADLINES Submit nominations for the standing committee chairs, as well as for a student member of the IEEE Women in Engineering Committee, by 1 March. The date for submitting nominations for IEEE president-elect, corporate officers, and the standing committees is 1 July.
ELIGIBILITY Each position has eligibility and qualifications requirements on which the Nominations and Appointments Committee evaluates candidates.
WHO CAN NOMINATE? Anyone may submit a nomination; you need not be an IEEE member. Self-nominations are encouraged. An IEEE organizational unit may submit recommendations provided that its governing body, or the body’s designee, has endorsed the nominee.
HOW TO NOMINATE Review the eligibility requirements and qualifications for the positions, and then complete the form. Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered.
PEER NOMINATIONS Include the nominee’s name and recommended positions, as well as a brief explanation of the person’s qualifications and accomplishments specific for the positions.
A person may be nominated for more than one position. Nominators do not need to contact their nominees before submitting the form. The N&A Committee will contact eligible nominees to ascertain their willingness to serve and, if necessary, to obtain more information.
SELF-NOMINATIONS Include your name, photograph, desired position or positions, qualifications, and accomplishments that are specific for the desired position, and your biography. Use the template provided on the nomination form.
THE PROCESS The N&A Committee is responsible for making recommendations for IEEE corporate officers to the IEEE Assembly, which then elects the officers. The committee also makes recommendations to the IEEE Board of Directors for IEEE president-elect, as well as for the chairs and members of standing committees. The Board then must ratify the recommendations. The Board also recommends the candidates for President-Elect to be put on the IEEE annual election ballot, with IEEE’s voting membership choosing the President-Elect.
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the positions, including qualifications and estimates of the time each position requires during the term of office, check the Guidelines for Nominating Candidates.