The following page provides an overview and explanation of the different facets of the IEEE Senior Member Program.
Goal: The Nominate a Senior Member Initiative was designed to encourage all IEEE Sections and Societies to become actively involved in promoting the Senior Member grade.
This initiative aims to:
Deadline: To qualify for the 2020 Nominate A Senior Member Initiative, Senior member application and reference forms must have been completed no later than 13 November 2020.
Reward Structure and Administration: Nominating Sections and Societies that nominate at least five successful new Senior members will be awarded US$10 for each Senior member they nominate who is approved for elevation to Senior member in 2020. No rebate will be awarded if it is for less than US$50. To be credited as the nominating entity, the name of the Section or Society must be entered in the nominations portion of the application form. There can only be one nominating entity for each elevation. If there is no entity nominator listed, none will be credited and none can be added retroactively. If the nominating entity listed is a subsection or a combined entity, the incentive will be awarded to the Section the subsection belongs to, or to the first entity cited.
Rewards will be tracked on an ongoing basis for all applications received by 13 November 2020 and successfully approved by the Admission and Advancement Committee. Incentive reward payments will be paid out in early 2021.
Why the Senior Member Initiative: It has been demonstrated that there is a relationship between the grade a member holds and that member's likelihood to keep their IEEE membership. The higher the grade, the more likely they are to renew.
Below is the 2019 Retention Rate Table.
|IEEE Grade||2019 Membership Year Retention Rate|
|Life Senior Member||93.4%
|Graduate Student Member||54.7%|
2020 Regional Statistics of Senior Member Elevations
|Region||Membership as of 31 December 2019 (Member grade)||2020 Senior Member Goal||YTD SM Elevations as of
|Percentage to Goal|