AMS notices Modifications to the "Sea l of Approval Program for cation to the Society. However, relocation from a national (for example, CN N or The Radio and Television Weathercasting" adopted by Weather Channel) to a local appearance re- the Council 4 February 1990 quires the submission of new tapes (but no Listed are excerpts from the "Seal of Approval Pro- additional fees) for review by the Board in gram for Radio and Television Weathercasting" as accord with the four stated criteria. Addition- published in the August 1989 Bulletin. Modifications ally any Seal holder who changes station af- of the policies and Seal applicant criteria are effective filiation more than two times in any five-year 1 June 1990. Changes are indicated in bold italics. period also requires the submission of new The sections effected are; I.A. Applications; IV. Grad- tapes (but no additional fee) for review by ing Process, 1. Technical competence; and VI.A the Board in accord with the four stated cri- and E. teria. I. Applications E. All candidates and reapplicants must meet the current Member (see "Interpretive Memo- A. Upon request from any individual, the Sec- randum," on p. 636 in this issue) and Seal retary-Treasurer of the Society will furnish an applicant criteria at the time of submission of application form. Applications will be ac- their Seal application or reapplication form, cepted only from full Members of the AM S or as outlined in section I.A. those non-Members who meet all qualifica- tions for full Member as defined in the Con- Interpretive Memorandum For Election to Member stitution of the American Meteorological in AMS 1 Society. Members admitted under Section IV.B. of the Membership Article in the Con- In the interest of clarifying and explaining the criteria stitution will also need at least 12 semester for membership in the Society, the Council adopts hours of study in the atmospheric or related the following interpretation of the words and phrases oceanic or hydrologic sciences at an ac- contained in Article III, Section 4 of the recently credited institution of higher learning. (See adopted Society's Constitution (see August 1989 Bul- also section VI.E.) letin of the American Meteorological Society). It is the Council's intention that this memorandum be used IV. Grading Process as a guideline by the Admissions Committee in eval- uating applications for membership in the Society. A A. The applicant sends his or her tapes directly copy of this memorandum, or summary thereof, should to each member of the evaluating panel. Panel be made widely available to prospective applicants members will review the tapes based on four so that they may better understand the criteri for criteria: membership and prepare their application properly. 1. Technical competence The Society is open to all people interested in me- This is a two-step evaluation. First, all can- teorology, climatology or a related discipline through didates must meet the requirements out- Associate Member status. The following interpreta- lined above in section I.A. or, if not a tions apply only to election to the category of Mem- Member of the Society, demonstrate suf- ber. ficient educational and professional back- The Constitution identifies four categories of cri- ground to meet these standards for Seal teria for election to Member and an applicant must applicants. The second step is an evalua- satisfy one or more of these categories. tion of the submitted tapes to determine Article III Section 4(A) requires little or no inter- whether the information contained therein pretation. For meteorology, a description of the min- is scientifically and technically valid. imum requirements for a Bachelor's Degree is provided in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological So- VI . Miscellaneous ciety (December 1987). A. Successful candidates may move their Seal from station to station without further appli- 1 Approved 14 April 1989, effective June 1990 Bulletin American Meteorological Society 63 6
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Apr 1, 1990
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