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Questions tagged [professional-association]

A professional association usually consists of a body of members drawn from a particular profession, and objectives is to promote the interests of its members. This may be by holding conferences or in wider public discussions.

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Does anyone know of an international postdoctoral association?

The number of postdocs is increasing worldwide. Because of their technical expertise and dedication, postdocs are rapidly becoming the backbone of most large science laboratories. I am aware of ...
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Why are academics expected to pay out of their pockets for society memberships?

I had a discussion with a colleague about paying to become a member out of our own pockets. His argument is that we have to support a society if we care about it. I don't understand the argument. The ...
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Starting a new academic society

I am a microbiologist in the UK with a specialism in Mycology. I feel that the British Mycological Society is no use and does not offer enough support to mycologists in the UK. I want to form my own ...
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How do you judge the potential of a newer journal?

I'm in a fairly niche field that is still in the process of organizing itself. As such, there are a number of existing professional societies that are spinning off journals along with newer societies ...
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How does one get involved in technical committees in international conferences or commissions?

How does one get involved in technical committees in international conferences or commissions? Does one need an invitation or does one volunteer him/herself? Also, why are many relatively more ...
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How can one join the Royal Society of Chemistry as an AMRSC (or MRSC) without a referee?

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is an amalgam of what used to be many different societies, and has a long and rich history going back to Faraday (who incidentally, never received any degree), and ...
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Does IEEE membership have any value whatsoever on the CV? [duplicate]

Some CS veterans would probably shoot me on sight for questioning its value, but let's face it, you are a member of IEEE if you're paying them a fee every year, and I don't think there's anything else ...
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How to get Chartered Engineer in the UK? Should I pay some fees (every year) to keep this title?

I have completed PhD in Computing in UK. Can I apply for a CEng title as I have a Computing degree (not exactly engineering)? If I get one, should I pay some subscriptions (every year/month) to keep ...
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How beneficial is IEEE student membership for a mathematics student? [duplicate]

I am a Ph.D. mathematics student. I have no idea regarding IEEE student membership. IEEE has advertised many benefits and opportunities of it in their web pages. Can you kindly explain how beneficial ...
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Does it look bad if I publish an IEEE journal article without “Member, IEEE” next to my name?

I am the second author of three, and the only one who does not have an active membership. I have little need for the other services provided by IEEE, as I already have access to XPLORE through my ...
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When do you switch a student membership to a non-student membership for a professional society

Students enjoy discounted memberships to many professional/academic societies. However, membership renewals rarely align with one's degree date. So when do you switch your membership from a student ...
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Should I state membership in a professional society in authors' list?

I am one of the five authors in a paper about to be submitted. Some of us stated in the affiliation their membership in a certain chemical society closely related to both the subject of the paper and ...
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As a undergraduate math student, what are some of the benefits of joining the American Mathematical Society?

I am a undergraduate student at a large university, and I was wondering what kinds of benefits are available as a member of the American Mathematical Society. I've heard that it is a great resource ...
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How much does a professional qualification e.g. CChem add to applications for permanent academic positions or early career fellowships?

I am a postdoc right now. I am not yet at the stage of applying to any permanent positions, but I am planning ahead. My aim would be to apply for early career fellowships within the next 2-3 years, or ...
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IEEE vs ACM membership

I'm a 3rd year PhD student of Computer Science in the UK and I was considering joining the IEEE-CIS and/or ACM as a student member. As much as the annual memberships in both are very reasonably priced,...
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Is membership in learned societies important in academic career?

Countries have different strategies and procedure, but academic career is somehow similar: research publications, teaching, funds, awards. I mean academics do the same thing in all countries to be ...
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How to write CPD for an academic?

I was thinking that Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is for people who has routine job, and with CPD they renew their professional skills. Normally, by attending some courses, workshops, and ...
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Are there any recommendations from professional or academic associations on maximum class size for STEM courses?

I read here that some professional/academic organizations (Association of Departments of English, National Council of Teachers of English) have released specific recommendations regarding maximum ...
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Should I write IEEE membership in my CV?

Does it worth to add IEEE membership to my CV? It seems every body can pay a fee and become an IEEE member.
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Benefits to serving on an IEEE Standards Association?

What are the benefits of being a member of IEEE Standards working group? From my limited knowledge: you get another badge on your cv you get to have a say in outlining a specific IEEE Standard you ...
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How prestigious are the meetings of the Optical Society of America (OSA)?

Usually, and especially for the IEEE conferences, it is easy to know whether a conference is good or not. For example, top-tier, second-tier and third-tier conferences are known and agreed upon. For ...
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Is there an association for academic managers?

I there an international society/association for building a community of academic managers (such as department heads, deans, etc)? I found Association of University Administrators, but it is for ...
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What is a Chartered Scientist/Engineer & how do you become one?

British societies (and commonwealth countries) offer the title of chartered scientist/engineer. Is it based on my education only or work experiences (and research outcome such as publications)? How ...
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Is it unethical for professional societies to offer conference discounts to members?

There is a recurring pattern I see in conferences organized by several professional associations. Two different conference fees are offered, X for members and Y for non-members, with Y>X. Often, the ...
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Should you provide citation for an professional organization or learned society?

I am writing a paper in which I refer to a database maintained by a learned society. Something like: We performed this analysis on 7,195 structures taken at random from the Poisonous Substances ...
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How useful are professional society memberships?

En route to academia, are professional society memberships useful? So far, I feel like I have been paying ~$100/year for a few societies (with student discounts), just to receive copies of their ...
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Are professional association membership fees usually paid by one's institution?

An academic usually is a member of a professional association. E.g., a professor in meteorology can be a member of American Association of Meteorology. Sometimes, the fee can be something like $300 ...
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Are books and professional society memberships allowable expenses under US federal grants?

Can you include books and/or professional society memberships in expenses under grants from agencies like NSF and NIH? I've purchased lots of books under grants from DOE and the Air Force in the ...