• Fellow Member Nominations

    The submission period for 2017 Fellows nominations begins on January 1, 2017 and continues through April 30, 2017.

    • Select a nominee. Carefully select and pre-qualify candidates.
    • Verify that the nominee is qualified. Staff can validate length of membership and grade.
      • A Senior Member
      • At least five years of ISA membership.
      • Ten years of active work in automation.
      • An outstanding engineering or scientific contribution.
      • Current ISA Executive Board members are not eligible for Fellow grade election.
       
    • Identify qualified and eligible evaluators.
      • Each candidate must be evaluated by a minimum of five Fellow Members or a combination of nine Fellows and Senior Members. Preference should be given to Fellows when selecting evaluators. 
      • All evaluators must be current ISA members.
      • Evaluators should come from a wide geographical area with a balanced mix of relationships to the candidate (co-worker, subordinate, superior, customer, competitor, etc.) as well as a balanced mix of recognized authorities in the automation field and in the candidate's field of specialization.
      • It is not essential for the evaluator to know the candidate personally.
      • The evaluator's assessment should augment and reinforce the nomination.
      • Current ISA Executive Board Members and Admissions Committee Members as well as the Nominator are not eligible to serve as evaluators.
       
    • Thoroughly document attainments of candidates. Documentation should not be a job description or summary of the nominee's job performance. Accomplishments may take many forms, including: published technical papers, research, patents, innovative practices, books, education programs and activities, engineering projects, technical leadership. Society service is NOT a consideration for elevation to Fellow grade.
    • Collect completed evaluations and submit with nomination form by the established deadline. Please note that a complete nomination includes the nomination form along with the appropriate number of completed evaluations. Submit by email to Andrea Holovach (aholovach@isa.org) or send by mail to ISA, Attn: Andrea Holovach, PO Box 12277, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA.