Nominating and Appointing Distinguished Lecturers

The committee shall evaluate the relevant values and merits of each nominee using both qualitative and quantitative evidence. The quantitative measures indicated in section III.1 are part of the input to be considered by the committee. Other criteria include, but are not limited to, qualitative assessments of the nominees work, geographical lecturer distribution requirements, or the need to include lecture topics that would not be, otherwise, well represented. The committee may consider exceptions to these criteria on a case by case basis.

1. Distinguished Lecturer Nomination

  • Nominations will be for 3-year term that begins on 1 January of the subsequent year. Re-nomination is allowed after 1 year waiting period following 3-year service as DL.
  • CIS Distinguished Lecturers are nominated by the following CIS members: Chapter Chairs, TC chairs, EICs, AdCom/ExCom members, and past DLs.
  • The nomination package should include the following:
    (i) Completed nomination form which addresses the DLP selection criteria in Sec. III/1;
    (ii) Statement of the candidate expressing his/her willingness to serve as DL and complete the respective duties.
    (iii) Complete CV containing publications, invited talks, keynotes, and plenary talks. The nomination package may include pointers to the candidate's web site and online video materials, which may be useful in reaching out to the CIS membership after the DL appointment.
  • Nominations should be received by the DLP Chair by August 30 of the year preceding the appointment.
  • The nominations will be initially ranked by the DLP Committee, and submitted for final decision to CIS AdCom.

 

2. Distinguished Lecturer Appointments

Nominations should be approved by the AdCom. Each year a maximum of 7 speakers are appointed by the AdCom for a 3-year period. Upon appointment, CIS Distinguished Lecturers are publicly announced online, where contact information and fields of potential lectures are displayed.

 

3. Selection criteria

Nominations should be approved by the AdCom. Each year a maximum of 7 speakers are appointed by the AdCom for a 3-year period. Upon appointment, CIS Distinguished Lecturers are publicly announced online, where contact information and fields of potential lectures are displayed.

A. Leadership & public speech accomplishments in CIS related fields

This criterion is evidenced by keynote/plenary talks, which took place at CIS (co-) sponsored events, during the years preceding the nomination.

*Quantitative measure: number of keynote/plenary talks in the past 2-3 years, the size of audience.

B. Recently published breakthrough advances

Supporting documentation may include list of the candidate‟s recent (past few years) of journal papers, books, monographs, patents, editorship of journal special issues.

*Quantitative measure: Google Scholar citation numbers, ISI Web of Science h-index for works published in past few years, Harzing P&P, and other suitable metrics.

C. Serving as ambassador of the society

The DL should be committed to complete the duty of representing the society at various public events, and participating in membership recruitment and development as part of the DLP talk and other events.

*Quantitative measure: active in CIS, sign and submit DLP speaker duties form.

D. Balanced representation

The DLP has balanced representation of academic (2/3) & industry/government (1/3) distinguished lecturers, covering various geographic regions and CIS related fields.

*Quantitative measure: at least 2 non-academic appointments; at least 1 appointment from each of the main geographic regions; at least 2 appointments from each of the main 3 CIS areas.

 

DLP Time Table

July 1Nomination period begins

August 30Submission deadline of DLP nominations

November 30Recommendations for appointments by DLP sub-committee

December 15Decision on DLP appointments by AdCom