Candidates for 2018 IEEE Division VIII Delegate-Elect/Director-Elect.
Division VIII Society:
Liz has demonstrated vision in bringing many major initiatives to fruition, including:
Managing Director MERLOT
California State University Office of the Chancellor
Long Beach, California, USA; and
Professor of IS, California State University, Fullerton
Fullerton, California, USA
Sorel Reisman is Managing Director of the international, higher education consortium MERLOT at the CSU Office of the Chancellor, and Professor of IS at CSU Fullerton. He has held senior management positions at IBM (Canada & US), Toshiba (US), and EMI (UK). He has presented/published 90+ articles including the books Multimedia Computing: Preparing for the 21st Century, and Electronic Learning Communities – Current Issues and Best Practices. He is president emeritus of the Computer Society, a Senior IEEE member, Computer Society Golden Core member, member of Eta Kappa Nu, served on 3 different IEEE boards, and recently completed a second elected term on the board of the Open Education Consortium (formerly OCWC). He serves on a number of IEEE and non-IEEE journal editorial boards. Reisman received his EE degree, and MA, and PhD in Computer Applications from the University of Toronto. Appointed a Fulbright Specialist in December, 2014.
It’s just not working anymore! The professional society model that IEEE’s been following for decades is becoming increasingly irrelevant to the international community of young computer professionals. We can’t keep offering the same kinds of programs, offsetting our colleagues’ declining interest by tinkering at the edges of those programs, incrementally increasing annual dues.
We must get serious about: challenges of social networking; political implications of a global economy; groundbreaking changes taking place in academia; and the real implications of the “exciting” technologies that we, as individuals and as a profession develop, promote, and sponsor.
Getting serious means re-engineering who we are and what we do. And that’s not reorganizing, as we tried to do last year. It means getting creative about what to do to survive and serve the needs of young and future technologists. It means electing experienced and knowledgeable people – like me – who have demonstrated that we can critically examine organizational entities, policies, practices, products, and services, and work with volunteers and staff, to develop solutions to meet 21st Century challenges.