Please use this online form to recommend candidates for the President-Elect and four Member-at-Large positions for consideration by the Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) for the 2020 election.
To be eligible to run for ComSoc elected positions, all candidates must be ComSoc members (Graduate Student Member Grade or higher) in good standing. Candidates for President-Elect must be Senior Members or Fellows. Candidate qualifications are as follows:
- President-Elect candidates shall have had substantial experience in ComSoc-elected or ComSoc-appointed positions.
- Member-at-Large candidates shall have actively participated in ComSoc activities prior to serving in this role.
Self-nominations are permitted.
Before completing this recommendation form, contact the potential nominee and confirm that if he or she is placed on the ballot, he or she is ready, willing, and able to serve. At that time, you can ask for their IEEE membership status:
- What is their IEEE Member Grade?
- Are they a ComSoc member?
- What is their IEEE Membership Number?
Thank you for recommending fellow ComSoc members for our elected offices! The NEC appreciates your help to grow our Society.
All recommendations are due by 15 August 2019.
Supporting Statement Instructions
The supporting statement serves a very specific purpose, namely, to inform members of the Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) why the person named is a well-qualified candidate for the office in question. Many supporting statements in the past have been quite skimpy, making it impossible for a stranger to discern the nominee’s relevant qualities. Some have been full of extraneous details, making it very difficult to extract the more essential information.
The supporting statement should focus on the two things an NEC member needs to know about a nominee:
(1) Does the individual have a track record of contributions to the field of communications?
(2) Does the individual have a track record of involvement in professional activities (IEEE, ComSoc, other)?
For those ComSoc members being nominated for the first time, nominees are not expected to have an extensive professional record, but it is appropriate for the NEC to look for some evidence of prior professional activity (e.g., editing, organizing, reviewing, Technical Program Committee memberships, or IEEE Section/Chapter activities).
In sum, the supporting statement should provide brief descriptions of:
- The nominee’s education, work experience, and primary contributions to the field.
- The nominee’s professional activities with emphasis on their major accomplishments.
- Why you believe the nominee is well qualified for the recommended position.
The total supporting statement should be 100 to 250 words.
Note: ComSoc policies support the practice of identifying a diverse set of qualified candidates for each position without discrimination pursuant to IEEE Policy 9.26.