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1 Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 IEEE Admission & Advancements Senior Member Upgrades Harold Belson IEEE A & A Member,

2 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 IEEE Admission & Advancement (A&A) Committee The Admission and Advancement Committee is a standing committee of the Member and Geographic Activities Board. Implements and recommends new IEEE policies, rules and procedures for admission and transfer to all grades of membership except Honorary Member and Fellow grades

3 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Member Grade Elevation and Recognition Grades: –Honorary Member –Fellow –Senior Member –Member –Associate Member –Graduate Student Member –Student Member

4 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Member Grade Elevation and Recognition Senior Member Grade: The highest IEEE grade for which IEEE members can apply

5 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Benefits of Senior Member Grade Recognition: The professional recognition of your peers for technical and professional excellence. Senior Member Plaque: Since January 1999, all newly elevated senior members have received an engraved Senior Member plaque to be proudly displayed for colleagues, clients and employers to see. The plaque, an attractive fine wood with bronze engraving, is sent within six to eight weeks after elevation. US$25 Coupon: IEEE will recognize all newly elevated senior members with a coupon worth up to US$25. This coupon can be used to join one new IEEE society. The coupon expires on 31 December of the year in which it is received. Letter of Commendation: A letter of commendation will be sent to your employer on the achievement of senior member grade (upon the request of the newly elected senior member).

6 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Benefits of Senior Member Grade Announcements: Announcement of elevation can be made in section/society and/or local newsletters, newspapers and notices. Leadership Eligibility: Senior members are eligible to hold executive IEEE volunteer positions. Ability to Refer Other Candidates: Senior members can serve as a reference for other applicants for senior membership. Review Panel: Senior members are invited to be on the panel to review senior member applications. US $25 Voucher: Newly elevated Senior Members are encouraged to find the next Innovators of Tomorrow. New joins can use the voucher towards IEEE membership. Print a certificate: Via myIEEE enhancement (7/2011)

7 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Benefits of Senior Members to the IEEE Senior Members: –Senior Members have a high retention rate. –are eligible to hold executive IEEE volunteer positions. –can serve as a reference for other applicants for senior membership. –are invited to be on the panel to review senior member applications.

8 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Admission and Advancement Procedures A&A review panels are composed of IEEE Senior Members and Fellows that meet periodically as working groups in sites rotated among the Regions. –Panels review all applications for Senior Member grade since the last review panel meeting

9 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Membership Qualifications Membership qualifications pertain to IEEE Designated Field, which include: Engineering Computer Science & Information Technology Physical Sciences Biological and Medical Sciences Mathematics Technical Communications, Education, Management, Law, and Policy

10 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Requirements for Senior Member Elevation 10 years of Professional Experience 5 years of Significant Performance References: Required from Senior Members, Fellows or Honorary Members -2 if nominated, 3 if self nominated

11 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Professional Experience - Education Education contributes: 3 years for a BS in an IEEE-designated field or 4 years for a Masters or 5 years for a Doctorate

12 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Examples of Significant Performance for Senior Member Case 1 An applicant/nominee has a bachelor's degree and seven additional years of professional experience beyond graduation in an area encompassed by one of IEEE's technical Societies, which meets the requirement of ten years of professional experience. Significant performance can be demonstrated by describing substantial job responsibilities for a period of at least five years. Result: All criteria are satisfied and the application is Approved

13 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Examples of Significant Performance for Senior Member Case 2 Same as Case 1, except that the applicant/nominee worked in industry for one year following graduation with the bachelor's degree and then was a full- time graduate student for two years, obtaining a masters degree. The applicant demonstrates significant performance during another five years in industry. Result: Approved

14 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Examples of Significant Performance for Senior Member Case 3 An applicant/nominee has bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees in an IEEE-designated field. Five years of significant performance in academia, industry, or government beyond the doctoral degree are demonstrated (e.g., a faculty member with five years beyond the doctorate and promotion to associate professor). Result: Approved

15 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Examples of Significant Performance for Senior Member Case 4 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. Result: Approved

16 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Examples of Significant Performance for Senior Member Case 5 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. Result: Approved.

17 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Nomination Event Guide Includes Checklist Sample newsletter article Guidelines for references Resume or CV tips Benefits of Senior Membership ces/membership/senior/seniormember_ elevation_toolkit.html

18 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Whats New… Application Form Reference Form Appeal Voting Process Start at

19 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Application Enhancements Ability to save the application in draft form References will be notified immediately by to complete the reference form Upload resume/CV capability –up to 3 MB (no zip files or web links) Real time application status – application web site will have an applications status view Applicant Region and Section will be auto populated

20 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Application Enhancements Nominator can start the process with only nominees name and member number Nominee can thereafter log in and see their nomination form. Nominator may request nominee complete the nomination form for his review and/or insertion of references. If candidate starts the self nomination process in advance of a nominator, it remains self nominated and three references will be required

21 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Application New Design

22 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Application New Design

23 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Reference Form New Design

24 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Reference Form New Design

25 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Senior Member Program Contact & Inquiries Gim [Soon] Wan –R1 Membership Development Chair Denise Maestri –Membership Program Manager

26 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Questions?? 2012 DatesLocation 18 February Phoenix, AZ, USA (R6) 24 MarchPanama City, Panama (R9) 21 AprilDallas, TX, USA (R5) 2 JuneTokyo, Japan (R10) 30 JuneBoston, MA, USA (R1) 28 JulyMilwaukee, WI, USA (R4) 1 SeptemberMadrid, Spain (R8) 6 OctoberOttawa, Canada (R7) 10 NovemberNew Brunswick, NJ,USA (R1) 2012 Review Panel Dates & Locations

27 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, Educational Information – Enter number of years of credit Bachelors-3, Masters=4, PhD-5 2. Professional Experience – Note number of years of experience 3. Add results from above two steps. Total >= 10 years 4. Review professional experience for significant performance. This should be at least 5 years. 5. Decision – Check one of Qualified, Pending, or Unqualified boxes when two reviewers do not agree on a decision, a third reviewer is allowed to review. Panel Chair will make the final decision. Candidates can appeal Deferred(Pending) or Denied (Unqualified) decision 5-Step Guideline for Completing Evaluation Sheet for Panel Members

28 IEEE Region 1 Workshop – March 9-11, 2012 Questions??


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