DFW SIM Chapter
Nomination for Chapter Fellow
During the fall of 2013 the Executive Board of the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Information Management implemented the Chapter’s Fellows program. The program recognized several members of the chapter whose contributions to SIM National and the local DFW SIM chapter were substantial, long term, and significantly benefited the membership of the SIM community.
In recognition of their involvement in SIM the chapter’s Executive Board bestowed upon them the honorific title of DFW SIM Chapter Fellow. A Fellow can be from any of the officially recognized membership categories of the chapter. It is important to note that the Fellows program is only recognized at the local chapter level and is NOT an officially recognized SIM National membership category or membership title.
Each year the Chapter’s Fellows and the Chapter Officers seek nominations from the chapter’s general membership for nominations of those who meet the criteria to be recognized as a chapter Fellow. The nomination guidelines are included below. Nominations can originate from any DFW SIM chapter member in good standing, although self-nominations are not permitted.
To submit a nomination, please complete the enclosed Member Profile form and forward the completed form to any Chapter Fellow by the advertised annual deadline date. All nominations will then be reviewed to ensure the nominee meets the SIM and chapter membership criteria and then be forwarded to the Chapter’s Officers for vetting and review. Afterwards, the Officers will forward the approved nominations on to the Chapter Fellows for final review, discussion, and decision. This duel review forms a “checks and balances” structure in the process.
Note that the attached nomination guidelines are not to be considered a “requirements checklist” whereby automatic acceptance as a Fellow is conferred. Rather they are a descriptive set of general minimum criteria in order for a chapter member to be considered for nomination. All decisions by the chapter’s Officers and active Fellows are final for that annual nomination cycle. Nominations may be resubmitted and are welcomed in subsequent nomination cycles.
Fellow Nomination Criteria
a. Must be a member in good standing within SIM National.
b. Must have minimum membership tenure of 12 years. The last 5 years must be with the DFW SIM Chapter.
c. All years should be contiguous and all years must be in good standing.
a. Must have active participation in at least 3 DFW SIM activities such as:
1. Positions on the SIM Board (each term counts as one activity)
2. Active participation on a committee (could be but not limited to Committee Chair position or Member of the Committee; each year of participation counts as an activity)
3. Participating in SIM Chapter Programs (ex: Golf Tournament Committee or Conference Committee)
b. Must have participated in at least one SIM National activity such as:
1. One of the SIM National Boards (one term only)
2. National Conference participant (i.e.: SIMPosium or SIM Connect Live)
3. National Conference Participant (ex: panel participant; presenter)
4. RLF (teaching or speaker, not attending)
5. A recognized SIM National committee, special project, or program chartered by the SIM National CEO or Executive Board
The DFW Chapter Fellows nomination form must be submitted to a current Chapter Fellow on or before June 30th of each calendar year. The nomination of any given member must be submitted by a peer chapter member as self-nominations are not permitted.
For all nominations that meet the consideration criteria, the nominee goes through two separate vetting processes: one by the Executive Officers of the chapter and another by the Chapter’s Fellows. Each vetting and voting process is separate and confidential from the other and creates a “checks and balances” structure. Only those nominees passing both processes will become a Chapter Fellow.
The Chapter Fellows will be happy to answer any questions you may have and will receive nomination forms.
The current Chapter Fellows are:
Dr. Jack Becker | Nellson Burns | Kevin Campbell | Chris Feola | Andrew Jackson
Debbie Jowers | Dr. Leon Kappelman | Janis O’Bryan | Caren Shiozaki | Dr. Ulrike Schultze | Peter Vogel
Individual Nomination Profile for DFW Chapter Fellow