Since IT is a fast - pace profession, faculty members can only continuously update themselves with latest technology and professional affiliations with the industry and other institutions solidly grounded already.
I did join the Philippine Society of Information Technology Educators (PSITE) and normally, each region gets represented through their regional chapter.
With this association, a fellow teacher gets more oriented with the updates, benchmarks with the best and networks with industry and academic players who he may associate with in the future.
Thus, it helps if one is a member of a national or international institution. You get the due recognition and advancement you highly deserve.