Volunteers are essential for the smooth functioning of IEEE. Only through dedicated individuals who volunteer their time, knowledge, and expertise can we fulfill our core purpose of fostering technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE is looking for people with the skill, passion, and perspective to serve in 2011 as IEEE corporate officers or on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors. The IEEE Nominations and Appointments 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
- 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. You have until 1 July to submit nominations for standing committee members, IEEE corporate officers, and IEEE President-Elect.
ELIGIBILITY Each position has eligibility requirements and specific qualifications 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.
Self-nominations Include your name, desired position or positions, qualifications, list of accomplishments, and biography. Use the template provided on the nomination form.
Peer nominations Include the nominee’s name and recommended positions, as well as a brief explanation of the person’s qualifications that make for an ideal candidate.
A person may be nominated for more than one position. Nominations lacking the required information will not be considered. 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.
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 and chairs and members of standing committees. The Board does the final ratification of appointments. The Board also recommends the candidates for President-Elect to be included on the IEEE annual election ballot, with IEEE’s voting membership choosing the President-Elect.
—Lewis Terman, chair, 2010 IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee
FOR MORE INFORMATION about the positions, including qualifications and estimates of the time each requires during the term of office, visit http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/nominations/guidelines.html.