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ACM SIG Officers Manual

Table of Contents


SIG Overview


Handy Reference Sheet


Structure and Function of a Typical SIG

  1. SIG Officers
  2. SIG Executive Committee Members
  3. General Responsibilities of SIG Leaders
  4. Specific Roles and Responsibilities
      1. SIG Chair (or SIG President)
      2. SIG Vice Chair (or SIG Vice President)
      3. SIG Secretary
      4. SIG Treasurer
      5. SIG Secretary/Treasurer
      6. SIG Past Chair
      7. Responsibilities of SIG Executive Committee Members as a Whole
    1. Additional SIG Leadership Positions
        1. Conference Approver
        2. Newsletter Editor
        3. Website Administrator
        4. Information Director
        5. Wiki Manager
        6. Other Project Leaders
    2. Functioning and Making Decisions as an Executive Committee (or Executive Board)
    3. Activities of SIG Leaders During the Year
    4. SIG Committees
        1. Advisory Board
        2. Awards Committees
        3. Conference Steering Committees
        4. Membership Committee
        5. SIG Editorial Board
    5. Communications with SIG Members
        1. Newsletter
        2. ListServ
        3. Webpage
        4. SIG Wiki
          • Annual Report

          • Program Reviews (aka Viabilities)

          • SIG Services Staff


          SIG Member Benefits

          1. General
          2. Common SIG Benefits
          3. Other Types of Member Benefits
          4. Member Plus Benefits
          5. On Getting the Most from Your SIG Benefits
              1. How To: Getting Access to SIG Materials in the ACM Digital Library
              2. How To: Subscribing to the TOC Service
              3. How to: Travel Guidelines
            1. SIG Publications
            2. CDs and DVDs as Benefits
            3. SIG Programs
                1. Travel Grants
                2. Student Travel Grants
                3. Educator Travel Grants
                4. Doctoral Symposium
                5. Administering Travel Grants
                6. Speaker Support
                7. Mentor Programs


            SIG Conferences

            1. General
            2. Interaction of SIGs and Their Conferences
            3. The Question of Overhead
            4. ACM Conference Approval Procedures
            5. Co-Sponsoring Conferences
            6. Initiating New Conferences
            7. SIG Activities and the Conference Schedule
            8. Being "In-Cooperation" with Other Groups
            9. ACM/IEEE CS Health of Conferences
            10. Code of Conduct


            SIG Finances

            1. The Budget Process
            2. Background on SIG Finances
                1. SIG Revenue Sources
                2. SIG Expense Lines
                3. Overhead
                4. Balanced Budgets
                5. Variations from Budget
                6. Fund Balance
                7. Conference Budgets
            3. Monthly Financial Reports
                1. Organizational Income and Expenses
                2. Conference Income and Expenses
                3. Overhead
                4. Using the FMRs
                5. Closing the Fiscal Year
            4. Timetable for SIG Budget Preparation
            5. How To: Understanding the FMRs
                1. Revenue Lines
                2. Expense Lines
                3. Fund Balance
            6. Use of Consulting Agreements


            SIG Awards

            1. General
            2. Named Awards
            3. Creating a New Award
            4. Schedule for Award Approval
            5. Listing of Current Awards


            Elections

            1. Options for Elections
            2. Guidelines and Timetables for SIG Elections
            3. Extension of Terms


            Bylaws (and revising them)

            1. Changes in Bylaws
            2. Making Major Revisions in SIG Bylaws
            3. Streamlined Procedures for Certain Changes

              Last Update: June 2009 by SIG Services