IEEE SPS Board of Governors Nominations Open
SLTC Newsletter, February 2010
The following message has been reproduced from an IEEE Signal Processing Society announcement from José M.F. Moura, SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee.
In accordance with the Bylaws of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the membership will elect, by direct ballot, THREE Members-at-Large to the Board of Governors (BoG) for three-year terms commencing 1 January 2011 and ending 31 December 2013, as well as ONE Regional Director-at-Large for each of the corresponding regions: Regions 1-6 (US), Regions 7 and 9 (Canada and Latin America), Region 8 (Europe/Middle East/Africa) and Region 10 (Asia/Pacific Rim) for two-year terms commencing 1 January 2011 and ending 31 December 2012. Nominations are requested no later than 19 MARCH 2010.
Regional Directors-at-Large are elected locally by members of the corresponding region. They serve as non-voting members of the Board of Governors and voting members of the Membership Board. They promote and foster local activities (such as conferences, meetings, social networking) and encourage new chapter development; represent their regions to the core of SPS; offer advices to improve membership relations, recruiting and service to their regions; guide and work with their corresponding chapters to serve their members; and assist the Vice President-Awards in conducting chapter reviews.
Board of Governors Members-at-Large are directly elected by the Society's membership to represent the member viewpoint in Board decision-making. They typically review, discuss, and act upon a wide range of items affecting the actions, activities and health of the Society.
Please do not hesitate to nominate yourself, particularly if you have not yet served on the Board of Governors.
The formal procedures established for this year’s election are:
- Publication of a call for nominations for the positions of BoG Members-at-Large and Regional Directors-at-Large. Nominees must hold SPS Member grade to hold elective office (JANUARY).
- From the responses received, a list of candidates will be assembled for each election by the Past President, who chairs the Nominations and Appointments Committee, for presentation to the Nominations and Appointments Committee (APRIL).
- The Nominations and Appointments Committee reviews the candidates and conducts a ballot to create a short list of at least SIX candidates (by bylaw, at least two candidates must be submitted for each BoG Member-at-Large position becoming vacant) (APRIL-MAY). Currently, there is no minimum number of candidates required for the Regional Directors-at-Large race. Nevertheless, the Society has a stated preference for contested elections, so more than one nomination per race is desirable.
- After the N&A Committee ranking ballot, the top candidates who are willing and able to serve for Director-at-Large and Member-at-Large are advanced for ballot to the SPS's voting members (JULY).
- Collection and tabulation of returned ballots will be handled by IEEE Technical Activities Society Services Department in a manner that the results of the election can be confirmed by the Board of Governors at its Fall meeting (JULY-SEPTEMBER).
- The three candidates receiving the highest number of votes who confirm their ability to serve will be declared elected Members-at-Large to the Board of Governors with three-year terms commencing 1 January 2011 and one candidate from each specified region receiving the highest number of votes who confirm their ability to serve will be declared elected a Regional Director-at-Large with a two-year terms commencing 1 January 2011 (SEPTEMBER).
I look forward to receiving your nominations for Regional Directors-at-Large and Members-at-Large via e-mail no later than 19 MARCH 2010. Please send them to Theresa Argiropoulos (firstname.lastname@example.org). However, if you first wish to communicate with me privately before making a nomination, you can reach me at email@example.com.
In making your nomination, please provide the following information:
Name of Candidate:
Candidate Contact Information: (address, phone, fax, e-mail)
Brief Background of the Individual: (no more than 100 words, please)
Information about Current SP, IEEE, or Other Society
Thank you for participating in the Society’s nominations process. Your nominations are requested no later than 19 MARCH 2010.
Jason Williams is Principal Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Labs Research. His interests are dialog systems and planning under uncertainty. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org