Changes • Globalization catalyzed by IT/IS • AIS membership • IS as a discipline • Student expectations • Societal familiarity / expertise • Departmental focus • Nature of academic institutions • Competition for attention • Yet to be aware of or on the way
Importance of AIS • Home in times of turbulence • Bigger than any department or faculty • Membership in 100 countries • Direct access to future generations • University embedded – can directly influence research and teaching • Knowledge resources / expertise • Conferences • SIGs / regional chapters
Benefits of AIS • eLibrary (10 journals / dozen conferences) • Sponsorship / discounts on 25 journals • Faculty directory /AISWorld Listserv / CFPs • Research support • Instruments / theories / methodologies / tasks • literature / rankings • Teaching resources / program guides • Membership development • Doctoral consortia / Career placement • Webinars
Dues Increase • There comes a time in every association for a dues increase - that time for us is now • We’ve held off for over 5 years but the situation is increasingly untenable • Shortfall in future budgets – we’ve cut where we can • Shift towards a more balanced portfolio with less reliance on conferences • Broadened services
Comparable to Other Associations • Not a decision the council has taken lightly • To do nothing would be irresponsible • Thank you all for your help and support
Initiatives and Considerations • New AMS with SIG and chapter networking • Branding / creation of an AIS historian role • Publication innovations • Mentoring / Job Index initiative / marketplace • Expanded membership / student chapters • Networking with other associations • Cross-region / cross-border collaboration • Engaged scholarship and curriculum • Creating a world of support for AIS members
Resolution(Adopted June 10, 2012) • Whereas PAUL GRAY is widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of Information Systems and a founding member of the Association for Information Systems; and • Whereas the AIS is especially indebted to PAUL GRAY for his service as the founding editor-in-chief of the Communications of the Association for Information Systems; and • Whereas PAUL GRAY spearheaded the creation of the AIS Presidential Gallery; and
Resolution (cont.) • Whereas PAUL GRAY was selected as an AIS Fellow in 1999 and recipient of the AIS LEO Award in 2002; Now, therefore, • Be it resolved, that we, the Council of the Association for Information Systems, meeting in official session, do hereby recognize PAUL GRAY’s contributions and achievements; and • Further be it resolved, that AIS hereby names the AIS Presidential Gallery as the PAUL GRAY AIS Presidential Gallery in recognition and memory of his legacy of service to the field and association.
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