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Please use this on-line form to recommend nominees for President-Elect and Member-at-Large positions (MAL) for consideration by the ComSoc Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) for the 2022 election. Self-nominations are permitted. 

Following is an excerpt from the ComSoc Policies & Procedures clause B.1.7.6.3 which outlines candidate eligibility:

To be eligible to run for ComSoc elected positions, candidates shall satisfy the membership qualifications listed in the ComSoc Bylaws.  In addition, the following criteria are to be used during candidate evaluations (excluding petition candidates):

  • President-Elect candidates shall have had substantial experience in ComSoc-elected or ComSoc-appointed positions and demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
    • Experience in ComSoc assemblies, e.g., councils, boards, committees, etc.
    • Experience in IEEE
    • Held positions and achievements in ComSoc/IEEE
    • Leadership experience
    • Other relevant non-IEEE experience
    • Strategic vision
  • VP candidates shall have had significant experience in ComSoc-elected or ComSoc-appointed positions and demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
    • Experience in ComSoc assemblies, e.g., councils, boards, committees, etc.
    • Experience in IEEE
    • Held positions and achievements in ComSoc/IEEE
    • Leadership experience
    • Other relevant non-IEEE experience
  • Member-at-Large candidates shall have actively participated in ComSoc activities prior to serving in this role and demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
    • Experience in ComSoc assemblies, e.g., councils, boards, committees, etc.
    • Active involvement and achievements in ComSoc/IEEE
    • Other relevant non-IEEE experience

Self-nominations are allowed.

Eligibility requirements shall be verified for all potential candidates on the Short List.

No individual shall be nominated for two positions in the same election.

No individual shall appear on the ballot for a given position more than two consecutive times.

A President-Elect, President, or past ComSoc President may not be nominated for any other elected ComSoc position.

Before completing this recommendation form, contact the potential nominee and confirm whether he or she is a ComSoc member and is ready, willing, and able to serve if elected. At that time, please ask for the following information:  

  • IEEE Member Grade
  • IEEE Membership Number
  • IEEE Region
  • Professional affiliation
  • Professional sector, e.g., academia, industry, government, or other.

Thank you for recommending ComSoc members for our elected offices! The ComSoc Nominations & Elections Committee appreciates your help in growing our Society.

 

Officer Position

Positions Held & Awards Received

Please list below the top 5 elected positions held providing the following details:  IEEE or ComSoc, committee/board/etc., position title, years served. 
Elected Positions Held (IEEE and ComSoc)
Please list below the top 5 appointed positions held providing the following details:  IEEE or ComSoc, committee/board/etc., position title, years served
Appointed Positions Held (IEEE and ComSoc)
Please list below providing the following details:  IEEE or ComSoc award, name, year received.
Please list below the positions held, or awards received pertinent to the position recommendation.

Recommender's Information

Instructions for Supporting Statements

The supporting statement is vital to the members of the ComSoc Nominations & Elections Committee to determine whether the nominated person is a well-qualified candidate for the office in question or not. 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 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

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Nominee’s Membership Information

Check all that apply.

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.