Fellow status

 

 

 

Establishing Fellow status requires an amendment to the constitution (Bylaws) and an addition to the rules of procedure.  These follow:

 

Bylaws amendment for Fellow status: 

 

Article 2:  Fellows

 

Fellows are 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.

 

Mike 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 in IAAP;

 

(b)     to have had at least five years of professional experience;

 

(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.

 

 

The following are proposed additions to the Rules of Procedure

 

Fellows

 

Section 1: Qualifications: 

 

A 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 President.   

 

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 division.

 

Section 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 Fellows Committee. 

 

          (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

 

The 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.