Dear TIM Colleagues,
Each the Academy’s twenty-five divisions and interest groups undergoes periodic review by the Academy and the TIM Division is no exception. As our previous formal review was in 2008, this year we underwent the process of self-reflection and assessment by the Academy’s Division and Interest Group Relations (DIGR) Committee to appraise our progress since the last review. A task force consisting of Paul Olk, Riitta Katila, BJ Zirger, Chris Tucci, and myself led that effort. Last fall, you may recall, we conducted a member survey. Using what we learned from the survey coupled with membership and financial data, we prepared a report on the health of the Division. We reported the major findings from the survey, assessed our membership statistics and state of our finances, and outlined our goals and areas for improvement. That document was submitted to the Academy in February.