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Call for Nominations: SPS Officers

Positions: Vice President-Membership and Vice President-Education

 

Deadline: 19 July 2019

 

In accordance with the provision of Bylaw 303, IEEE Signal Processing Society Past President Rabab K. Ward in her capacity as Chair of the Society’s Nominations and Appointments Committee invites nominations for the IEEE Signal Processing Society Officer positions of Vice President-Membership for the term 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022 and the new position of Vice President-Education for the term 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022.  Please note that the Society is reopening the call for Vice President-Membership nominations due to not having a sufficient number of candidates to move forward to the ballot. 

All nominations for the Vice President-Membership and Vice President-Education positions must be submitted through the new online nomination system. The following information is required for each nomination: candidate name, contact information, IEEE Region, IEEE member number, candidate’s brief biography including information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities, a photo, as well as a statement of interest stating the candidate's vision for the position. Nominations must be received no later than 19 JULY 2019

VICE PRESIDENT-EDUCATION (Term: 1 January 2020-31 December 2022)

The duties of the Vice President-Education include the oversight of the activities of the Education Board, the Resource Center and SigPort; tracking educational trends; leading the development of educational programs and professional development material; drafting strategic and long-term plans regarding the Society’s educational activities for recommendation to the Board of Governors; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on education matters or as requested by the Society’s President or Board.

The Vice President-Education chairs the Education Board and is an ex-officio, member of the Resource Center Editorial Board and SigPort Editorial Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all educational activities; and serves on and is a voting member of the Society's Board of Governors and ExCom.

NOTE: The Vice President-Education should have a high  level of management experience; previously served the Society in some capacity; and should have experience in developing curricula and/or professional development materials.   

VICE PRESIDENT-MEMBERSHIP (Term: 1 January 2020-31 December 2022)

The duties of the Vice President-Membership include the oversight of the activities of the Membership Services, Industrial Relations, Student Services, Women in Signal Processing, and Chapters; tracking membership trends; drafting strategic and long-term plans regarding the Society’s membership activities for recommendation to the Board of Governors; overseeing the activities of the Society’s Chapter activities; assisting in the creation of the TAB Five-Year Society Review document; and representing the Society at IEEE meetings or meetings of other organizations on membership matters or as requested by the Society’s President or Board.

The Vice President-Membership chairs the Membership Board and acts as liaison to the Board of Governors for all membership activities; and serves on and is a voting member of the Society's Board of Governors and Executive Committee.

NOTE: The Vice President-Membership should have a high level of management experience and should have previously served the Society in some capacity, such as: Regional Director-at-Large, Director, Section/Chapter Chair or Section Chair etc.

Term

As per Bylaw 303.3, Vice Presidents serves three years in office. Individuals holding the Vice President position may serve more than one term on the Board of Governors; however, such terms in a single office shall not be consecutive. All individuals who are elected will serve during the remainder of 2019 as Officers-elect (ex-officio, non-voting), and may attend all meetings of the Board they have been elected to chair, working with the incumbent to learn the requirements of the position.

Process

Submission of Nominations:

Please send your nominations via the online system. NOMINATIONS WILL CLOSE ON 19 JULY 2019, to facilitate the activities of the Nominations and Appointments Committee.

FOR EACH CANDIDATE RECEIVING TWO OR MORE NOMINATIONS, the Nominations and Appointments Committee shall obtain, in writing from the nominee, a statement confirming willingness to serve, if elected. Please note that in order for a nominee to move forward in the nomination stage, two nominations must be received for a single candidate, but one nomination must be from a member of the Board of Governors. Individuals may self-nominate provided that two other appropriate nominators second the self-nomination with one being a member of the Board of Governors. Board members are responsible for generating a second for their nominee.

When making your nomination, you will be responsible for providing the following information:

  • Name of candidate:
  • Candidate contact information: (address, phone, e-mail)
  • IEEE member number
  • IEEE Region of candidate
  • Brief background of the candidate including information about current SP, IEEE, or other Society volunteer activities (biography style)
  • Statement of interest stating candidate’s vision for the position (up to 500 words)
  • Photo.

Manage Collaborators on Nomination

If multiple people are completing the nomination form, you can collaborate on filling the nomination form by clicking on the Manage Collaborators button in the top right corner of the nomination page. The Primary Collaborator, who is the person who started the nomination, can add additional collaborators on the nomination by clicking the Add Collaborator button. Once a Collaborator is added, the application can be transferred to a new Primary Collaborator by clicking Make Primary next to the name. Access can also be removed from a collaborator by clicking Remove Access next to the name. Only the Primary Collaborator can submit or finalize the application, as well as add other Collaborators. All Collaborators can view and edit the application. However, only one user can be editing the nomination at a time to avoid accidental overwriting of another's information.

Attention

Candidate election results will be announced on the IEEE Signal Processing Society website, newsletter and IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.

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