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MEMBER & GEOGRAPHIC ACTIVITIES
Every IEEE member is part of a geographic unit. Member & Geographic Activities supports the activities and programs of members and the following geographic units: Regions, Councils, Sections, Subsections, Chapters, Affinity Groups, Student Branches and Student Branch Chapters.
The grade of Member is limited to those who have satisfied IEEE-specified educational requirements and/or who have demonstrated professional competence in IEEE-designated fields of interest. For admission or transfer to the grade of Member, a candidate shall be either; (a) An individual who shall have received a baccalaureate (or equivalent) or higher degree from an institution, and in an IEEE-designated field, which is included in the REP List defined in IEEE Bylaw I-104.10, or (b) An individual who shall have received a baccalaureate (or equivalent) or higher degree from an institution not included in the REP List and who has at least three years of professional work experience engaged in teaching, creating, developing, practicing or managing in an IEEE-designated field(s) included in the REP List, or (c) An individual who, through at least six years of professional work experience in an IEEE-designated field(s) included in the REP List, has demonstrated competence in teaching, creating, developing, practicing or managing in that field(s), or (d) An executive who, for at least six years, has had under his/her direction important technical, engineering, or research work in IEEE-designated fields included in the REP List.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORD AJUSTMENTS
Various record updates that affect the grade on a member record that are outside the scope of Grade Transfers category. An example of this is Students upon graduation are automatically elevated to Associate or Member Grade depending on University program, but then inform IEEE that they are still attending school and did not graduate as expected. The member grade is then changed back to Student.