Fellows of the Institute

The Institute for the Study of the African American Child (ISAAC) has established a status of affiliation designated as Fellows of the Institute.  To become an Associate ISAAC Fellow, an individual must pay the annual membership dues of $50.00.  Additionally, to achieve Associate Fellow status, an individual must attend at least one ISAAC conference annually.  A paid member who attends a conference is immediately granted Associate Fellow status.

To become an ISAAC Fellow, an individual must pay the annual membership dues of $50.00 and make a proposal presentation at an ISAAC conference.  Once a person has made such a qualifying presentation, the level of ISAAC Fellow is obtained, henceforth.  However, to maintain that designation, the  Fellow must pay the annual membership dues and attend at least one ISAAC conference annually.  If one of those conditions is not met, the candidate can reinstate the dues and regain Fellow status by attending a conference.

To become a Senior ISAAC Fellow, an individual must pay the annual membership dues of $50.00 and make an invited presentation at an ISAAC conference as a keynote speaker or moderator.   Once a person has made such a qualifying presentation, the level of Senior ISAAC Fellow is obtained, henceforth.  However, to maintain that designation, the  Senior Fellow must pay the annual membership dues and attend at least one ISAAC conference annually.  If one of those conditions is not met, the candidate can reinstate the dues and regain senior status by attending a conference.

At the discretion of the ISAAC Advisory Committee, an individual can attain Associate Fellow status, Fellow status or Senior Fellow status on the basis of exemplary career accomplishment or volunteer service to ISAAC in lieu of presenting at a conference.

The ISAAC Fellow designation denotes a deeper involvement with the Mission of ISAAC than a donor.  There are individuals, whom we treasure, who will contribute to the Mission of ISAAC but choose not to be involved in personally promoting the activities of the Institute.  The levels of Donor differentiation are delineated on the website under the Donor Tab.  The Fellow designation is designed to create a network of individuals who join the community of change agents as foot soldiers who want to join us in the trenches.  These are the people who, when called, will come.

ISAAC Fellows will be provided with more information and will be involved in strategic decision making as the activities of the Institute unfold.  ISAAC Fellows will be the proverbial “inner circle” of the Institute.

In sum:

  • Associate ISAAC Fellow
    • Annual membership dues of $50.00
    • Annual attendance of at least 1 conference
  • ISAAC  Fellow
    • Annual membership dues of $50.00
    • Annual attendance of at least 1 conference
    • Proposal presenter at 1 conference or exemplary volunteer contributions to the Institute
  • Senior ISAAC  Fellow
    • Annual membership dues of $50.00
    • Annual attendance of at least 1 conference
    • Keynote speaker or moderator at 1 conference or  exemplary volunteer contributions to the Institute

ISAAC Fellows will be identified at conferences by symbols placed on their name badges.  Certificates will be issued to each attendee who qualifies for ISAAC Fellow status at a conference.  There will be a ceremony at each conference in which new Fellows will be inducted and ongoing Fellows will be recognized.