Fellow status requires an amendment to the constitution (Bylaws) and an
addition to the rules of procedure.
Bylaws amendment for Fellow status:
distinguished psychologists who have made substantial contributions to applied
psychology. Candidates for Fellow status
must be qualified for full member status in IAAP and must have at least five
years of professional experience.
Candidates may be nominated by any IAAP division, by any member of the
Board of Directors, or by the Board of Officers. The Board of Officers acts as
a Fellowship Committee (or appoints a Committee to serve that function) to
review nominations and forward those who are qualified to the Board of
Directors for their approval, which can be done by electronic or written ballot
at any time. A Fellow is also a Full Member, has all of the rights and
privileges of a Full Member, and pays the same dues unless the Board of
Directors directs otherwise.
Knowles alternative wording for Fellow amendment (Content is similar):
To qualify to be a Fellow a
candidate shall be required:
(a) to be qualified for Full Member status
(b) to have had at least five years of
(c) to be a distinguished psychologist who
has made substantial contributions to applied psychology.
A Fellow is also a Full
Member and pays the same dues unless the Board of Directors directs otherwise.
following are proposed additions to the Rules of Procedure
Fellow is a distinguished psychologist who has made substantial contributions
to applied psychology. A nominee for
Fellow status must be a Full Member of the Association or eligible for Full
Member status, and in addition, there must be evidence of outstanding
contributions and professional achievements.
Criteria may include, but are not be limited to, the following: publications, innovations, professional
service, demonstrated leadership on at the national or
international level, journal editorship and awards.
Section 2: Nomination
Nomination of a Fellow is ordinarily
made by a Division to which the member belongs, but nominations may also be
made by any member of the Board of Directors or by the Board of Officers. Individual IAAP Members who wish to nominate
a member for Fellow status may forward the nomination to the appropriate
division or to the Board of Officers. A nominee for Fellow status must be a
Full Member of the Association or eligible for Full Member status.
Section 3: Fellows Committees
The Board of Officers acts as the
Association Fellows Committee, with the Past-President as Chair. Additional
members may be added to the Association Fellows Committee by the
The president of each division shall
serve as Divisional Fellows Chair or shall appoint another officer to serve in
that role. The Divisional Fellows
Committee shall review the qualifications of candidates for Fellow status and
recommend those who are qualified to the Association Fellows Committee. The
Divisional Fellows Committee may receive and review nominations from the
members of the division or may initiate nominations of qualified members.
Individual members of the Association
may nominate potential candidates for Fellow status to the appropriate
Divisional Fellows Chair or to the Association Fellows Committee, except that self nominations are not permitted. An individual member who wishes to be
nominated may, however, seek out a nominator who is a member of the appropriate
3: Nominations shall be accompanied by the appropriate forms
(1) The Uniform Fellows
Application Form is required from every Fellow nominee. It provides the nominating division’s Fellows
Committee and the Association Fellows Committee with a basic introduction to
the nominee, as well as contact information, a listing of endorsers and other
necessary information. The Uniform Fellow Application Form is sent to the nominee for completion
and returned to the appropriate Divisional Fellows Chair or to the Association
(2) Fellow Status Endorsement Form (2
are required for each nominee). The
Fellow Status Endorsement Form is sent by the Divisional Fellows Committee to
the endorsers chosen by the nominee and to others at the discretion of the
committee. At least one endorser must a
current Member or Fellow of the Association.
(3) Division Fellows Chair Statement.
After receiving, for a nominee, the forms listed above as (1) and (2), the
division Fellows Chair shall complete the Fellow’s Chair Statement form. This allows the Chair to provide supporting
evidence that the nominating division has thoroughly considered the nominee’s
application, endorsements, and other supporting material.
The Association Fellows Committee may
nominate, for Fellow status, distinguished psychologists who are qualified for
Full Member status but who are not currently members of the association. Such
individuals shall complete the appropriate application forms and agree to
become a member of the Association if elected to Fellow status. The Association
Fellows Committee may seek the opinion of one or more Divisional Fellows
Committees, but this is not mandatory. The Association Fellows Committee may
then recommend the candidate to the Board of Directors. When approved by the Board of Directors, such
nominees shall be invited by the President to join the Association as Fellows.
Section 4: Term of Fellow status
Individuals selected for Fellow
status shall retain that status unless or until their membership in IAAP is
terminated by resignation, by non-payment of dues or by action of the Board of
Directors for other reasons.
Section 5: Recognition
achievement of Fellow status shall be recognized by: (1) an appropriate
certificate of plaque (2) Notification of the membership by newsletter or other
communication, and (3) An announcement at the next congress.