Seeking Nominees For 2011 Volunteer Leaders

IEEE is seeking volunteers to serve on committees or as corporate officers

8 March 2010

IEEE is looking for people with the skill, passion, and perspective to serve in 2011 as IEEE officers or on committees of the IEEE Board of Directors. The IEEE Nominations and Appointments Committee is seeking nominees for the following:

IEEE President-Elect

IEEE Officers

  • vice president, Educational Activities
  • vice president, Publication Services and Products
  • secretary
  • treasurer

IEEE Standing Committees

  • Awards Board
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Ethics and Member Conduct
  • Governance
  • Fellow
  • History
  • Nominations and Appointments
  • Tellers
  • 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 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 why the person’s qualifications make him or her a good candidate.
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.

THE PROCESS
The N&A Committee is responsible for making recommendations for IEEE 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, estimates of the time each requires during the term of office, and a nomination form, visit http://www.ieee.org/web/aboutus/nominations/guidelines.html.

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