Volunteers are key to the smooth functioning of IEEE. Only through dedicated individuals volunteering their time and expertise can IEEE fulfill its core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. Accordingly, the IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee is looking for people with the skill, passion, and perspective to serve in 2013 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
Submit nominations for standing committee chairs by 1 March. The date for submitting nominations for IEEE president-elect, corporate officers, and standing committee members is 1 July.
Each position has eligibility and qualifications requirements with which the N&A 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, endorses the nominee.
HOW TO NOMINATE
Review the eligibility requirements and qualifications for the positions, then complete the form. Incomplete nomination forms will not be considered.
Include the nominee’s name and recommended positions, as well as brief explanations 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.
If you nominate yourself, include a photograph, desired position or positions, qualifications and accomplishments that are specific for the desired position, and a biography, along with your name. Use the template provided on the nomination form.
The N&A Committee makes 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 placed 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 required by each position during the term of office, check the Guidelines for Nominating Candidates.