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IEEE Admission & Advancement Committee: Senior Member Review Panel Francisco Martinez 2012 IEEE A & A Chair Denise Maestri Membership Program Manager
Todays Meeting Welcome Self Introductions Slide presentation Q&A Review Applications Process Survey Thank you letters and Closing remarks
IEEE Admission & Advancement (A&A) Committee The Admission and Advancement Committee is a standing committee of the Member and Geographic Activities Board. Implements IEEE policies, rules and procedures for admission and transfer to all grades of membership except Honorary Member and Fellow grades
Admission and Advancement Procedures A&A panels composed of Senior Members and Fellows meet periodically as working groups in sites rotated among the Regions. Panel reviews all completed applications for Senior Member grade since the last meeting From Regions 1-10 Staff is delegated the authority to admit or transfer to Student, Associate, or Member grade upon evidence that qualifications and application requirements have been fulfilled
IEEE Regional Membership Statistics Month Ending 30 June 2012 Milwaukee Section Region 4IEEE Region % to IEEE Life Fellow 21652,7766% Fellow 63094,0788% Life Senior 455286,7158% Senior Member 91142526,3985% Life Member 831,37117,8248% Member 97213,131213,8346% Student 1211,68454,8813% Graduate Student 431,67037,4244% Associate 4774013,2136% Honorary Member 02316% TOTAL… 1,41021,025377,1746%
Membership Qualifications Pertain to the IEEE-Designated Fields: Engineering; Computer sciences & information technology; Physical sciences; Biological and medical sciences; Mathematics; Technical communications, education, management, law and policy
IEEE Bylaw: Bylaw I-104. Qualifications Senior Member. For admission or transfer to the grade of Senior Member, a candidate shall be an engineer, scientist, educator, technical executive, or originator in IEEE-designated fields (Bylaw I- 104.11). The candidate shall have been in professional practice for at least ten years and shall have shown significant performance over a period of at least five of those years Graduate Work Equivalent. Full-time graduate work, or part-time graduate work with teaching or research, in IEEE-designated fields, may be accepted as equivalent to professional experience.
Requirements for SM Elevation 10 years of Professional Experience Education plus work experience 5 years of Significant Performance Need not be consecutive years References Senior Member or Fellow grade
References If an applicant was nominated, the nomination serves as one (1) reference and two (2) additional references are required. Assumption – the nominator believes the nominee is well qualified and therefore does not submit a reference form. If an applicant nominates him/herself, three (3) references forms are required and are included in the application package.
Professional Experience Calculation Education: 3 years for a BS in an IEEE-designated field or 4 years for a Masters or 5 years for a Doctorate Work Experience: Additional 7, 6 or 5 years of professional practice depending on years credited for degree. Education total not to exceed 5 years Education + Work must total 10 years or more
Example of Professional Experience: Education + Work Experience Education Years Bachelor PhD Work Experience Master´s 3 Years..or 4 Years..or 5 Years 7 Years of WE Total = 10 3BS + 7 WE Total = 9 4 MD + 5 WE Total = 6 5 PHD + 1 WE + 5 WE + 1 WE
Education 3 or 4 or 5 years credit Professional Experience Education + Experience > 10 years Reviewer Name
Significant Performance Indicators Teaching Research Industry Practitioners, Consultants and Entrepreneurs Other Contributions within the IEEE designated fields
Significant Performance Indicator Examples Teaching Faculty developing courses within the IEEE designated fields that are innovative and unique Undergraduate teachers demonstrating excellence and dedication that might exceptional student accomplishments or include coaching in Lego League or Robotics. ( teachers who are engineers and computer scientists) Performing research with some measure of success (e.g. refereed papers) Publishing in high level recognized journals Publication of technical papers, books or inventions/patents Department Chair title Supervising successful PhD students
Significant Performance Indicator Examples Research Performing research with some measure of success (e.g. refereed papers) Responsible for invention(s)/patent(s) advancing technologies Significant contributions related to standards development (e.g., chair, project editor)
Significant Performance Indicator Examples Industry (Practitioners, Consultants and Entrepreneurs) Patents issued Technical direction or leadership of important technical work with evidence of accomplishment Team leader, supervisor, program manager, project manager or director titles Substantial design, development or project responsibility, or achievement Significant contributions related to standards development (e.g., chair, project editor)
Significant Performance Indicator Examples Other Contributions within the IEEE designated fields Professional awards, licenses may be considered as substantiation of professional experience and performance Recognized contributions to the welfare of technical profession (e.g. IEEE Volunteer efforts especially positions of leadership on major IEEE boards and societies) Contributes significant technical content, not within the scope of the IEEE fields of interest, to IEEE standards, e.g., medical content to an IEEE standard for medical equipment.
Significant Performance Indicator Examples Other Contributions within the IEEE designated fields Technical Editing - generally of recognized journals, etc. Patent Prosecution or Patent Law or Intellectual Property– provided these contributions serve to advance progress substantially in IEEE designated fields
Examples for Discussion: …I am actually the chief IT person and critical employee of the department of Radiation Oncology – a Clinic, Academic, and Research cancer center in NC Cancer Hospital. …:I have developed my technical leadership and led a team of technical staffs to construct two ground based radars. 2003-2010 – Five peer reviewed journal articles, three peer-reviewed conference papers and three conference papers published. Published a book chapter
Examples for Discussion: An applicant/nominee has no degree and has worked for many years in the electric industry as a technician. Ten years ago, he accepted an engineering level position and continued with it since that time. Included was a period of at least five years with demonstrated significant performance. An applicant/nominee retired some years ago and has not been active recently in the profession. Prior to retirement, the applicant/nominee had at least ten years of professional experience, including five years of significant performance.
Reviewers Decision: Qualified, Pending, Unqualified Qualified: The applicant meets the requirements and is approved by the reviewer. Reviewers comments are not necessary. Pending: The applicant is close to meeting the requirements. Additional information is needed for another review panel to reconsider. The reviewer should provide helpful comments for resubmission Unqualified: The requirements for at least 10 years of professional experience and 5 years of significant performance have not been met. Additional information is not likely to change that result. The reviewer should provide explanatory comments. NOTE: Comments are shared with the applicant
Deferred or Denied Applications Applicant and/or nominator receive an email requesting additional information – per review panels comments Application will be reviewed a second time at an upcoming meeting New information received is added to current application package
Significant Performance Meet or exceed 5 years Provide comments that can be shared with applicant Professional Experience Education + Experience > 10 years
Questions ? Open Discussion
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