Call for Nominations for Advanced Member Grades In the ACM
ACM is adding new categories of recognition. The SIGCHI community should be nominating its qualified members.
ACM has three distinct member grades to recognize the professional accomplishments of our members:
- Senior Member. This is a new member grade recognizing those ACM members, with at
least 10 years of professional experience, that have demonstrated performance
and accomplishment that set them apart.
- Distinguished Engineer, Scientist, or Member. This is a new member grade
recognizing those ACM members, with at least 15 years of professional
experience that have made significant accomplishments or achieved a
significant impact on the computing field.
- Fellow. This is ACMâ€™s most prestigious member grade recognizing the top 1% of ACM
members for their outstanding accomplishments in computing and information
technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and the larger computing community.
- Senior Member. Five years continuous (Professional) membership in ACM â€¢ Ten
years of professional experience â€¢ Demonstrated performance that sets the member
apart from peers â€¢ Three endorsements from colleagues (not necessarily ACM
members) in the field.
- Distinguished Engineer, Scientist, or Member. Five years continuous
(Professional) membership in ACM â€¢ Fifteen years of professional experience â€¢
Significant accomplishment in, or a significant impact on, the computing field
â€¢ Four endorsements from colleagues in the field. Three of these endorsements
must be from ACM Members. It is recommended, but not required, that at least
two of these endorsements be from ACM Fellows. Ideally, one of the four
endorsements will be from a current or past employer or client.
- Fellow. Five years continuous (Professional) membership in ACM â€¢ No specific
requirement for years of professional experience â€¢ Outstanding accomplishments
in computing and information technology and/or outstanding service to ACM and
the larger computing community â€¢ Five to eight endorsements from current ACM
Professional Members â€“ ideally ACM Fellows.
All nominations for advanced ACM member grades must be made through the ACM website:
- Senior Members are self-nominating (www.acm.org/seniormember).
Engineers, Scientists, Members can be self-nominating or may be nominated by a
current ACM Professional Member (www.acm.org/distinguishedmember).
- Fellows must
be nominated by an ACM Professional Member (www.acm.org/fellow).
- In meeting the requirements for professional experience, educational
experience is credited as follows: Â 3 years if the candidate holds a
baccalaureate degree Â 4 years if the candidate holds a masters degree Â 5 years
if the candidate holds a doctorate.
- For all grades, candidates must have been
an ACM Professional Members for at least five years immediately preceding the
final date for submission of the respective nomination. Although there is a
natural progression implied within these three grade levels, this progression is
not compulsory, i.e., if a candidate meets the requirements of the membership
grade it is not necessary to advance from one grade level to the next.
- Endorsers for Senior Member and Distinguished Engineer, Scientist, or Member
must attest that: (i) they know the candidate and their work; (ii) the candidate has
accurately described their achievements; and (iii) the accomplishments outlined in the
nomination meet the endorsersâ€™ best understanding of the criteria for Senior and
- Senior Member nominations and endorsements must
be received by May 31, 2006; Distinguished Engineer, Scientist, Member
nominations and endorsements must be received by July 31, 2006; Fellow
nominations and endorsements must be received by September 8, 2006.
- ACM Senior Members and Distinguished Members will receive a certificate and a specially annotated ACM membership card. There will be an announcement on the ACM Web site and in Communications of the ACM listing the names of the Senior Members and Distinguished Members. ACM Fellows will receive a certificate, a specially annotated ACM membership card and an ACM Fellow lapel pin. Their names will be listed in an issue of Communications of the ACM and a letter of recognition will be sent to the chief executive at the Fellow's place of employment. Formal induction ceremonies and presentation of Fellow certificates and pins will take place at the next annual ACM Awards Banquet.
Please send any questions about the Senior Member, Distinguished Member, or Fellows Programs to the respective email address: