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ASEE ADVISORY COMMITTEES

ASEE Accreditation Activities Committee

The Accreditation Activities Committee (ASEE/AAC) is responsible for selecting program evaluators for the following ABET-accredited engineering and engineering technology programs:

  • Engineering Technology (without modifiers)
  • Engineering, General Engineering, Engineering Science, and Engineering Physics
  • Similarly named programs

ASEE Risk Management Committee

The Risk Management Committee is a standing committee of the ASEE Board of Directors. It shall assist the ASEE Board of Directors in fulfilling its responsibility to monitor:

  • The reliability and integrity of ASEE’s accounting and financial reporting.
  • The scope and adequacy of ASEE Board and Employee Policies
  • The adherence of volunteers and employees to the policies of the Society.
  • Temporary or systemic risks encountered by the Society
  • Adherence to the requirement that ASEE operate in a manner consistent with its charitable purposes and that it does not engage

Constitution and Bylaws Committee

The Constitution and Bylaws Committee is a standing committee reporting to the Board of Directors through the Most Immediate Past President. Its charge is to update and modify the ASEE Constitution and Bylaws as needed and to review the Society’s governance structure from the standpoint of the Constitution and Bylaws.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is a standing committee reporting to the Board of Directors through the committee Chair. Its charge is to identify, implement, and oversee the actions associated with ASEE’s Diversity Strategic Plan. Its goal is to ensure that there is responsibility, continuity and accountability for progress regarding ASEE and diversity activities.

In order for the U.S. to remain technologically competitive, the engineering education community and profession must increase the engagement of our entire population in promoting engineering as a desired career option and promote the pursuit of engineering careers among those who have been historically under-represented within the engineering community. ASEE believes that regardless of gender, age, race, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation or national origin, all individuals must be provided with equality of opportunity to pursue and advance in engineering careers.

Fellow Member Committee

The Fellow Member Committee is a standing committee reporting to the Board of Directors through the Most Immediate Past President. Its charge is to recommend the recipients of the honorary Fellow grade of membership, derived from active Society members who have been members in any grade for at least ten years, in recognition of outstanding contributions to education for engineering or engineering technology. The committee is also responsible for development of nomination forms and procedures and for recommending improvements in policies.

International Advisory Committee

The International Advisory Committee is a standing committee reporting to the Board of Directors through the Vice President for External Relations. The general charge of this committee is to:

  • Examine and provide guidance to the Board of Directors regarding the launch or maintenance of international initiatives, especially those that require investment from the society.
  • Review and provide guidance to the Board of Directors regarding MOUs with sister organizations.
  • Maintain a record regarding which international society meetings have been attended by members of the BoD/IAC.
  • Identify and invite the keynote speaker for Wednesday lunch (International Day). Organize the international panel for Wednesday afternoon. Invite MOU partners to present unpublished posters at Wednesday reception regarding Engineering Education in their respective countries.

Long Range Planning Committee

The Society shall have a Long Range Planning Committee, the chair of which shall be elected by the Board of Directors. The chair's term of office shall be at the discretion of the Board.

Membership Policy Committee

The Membership Policy Committee is a standing committee reporting to the Board of Directors through the Vice President for Member Affairs.The general charge of this committee is to:

  • Review membership dues levels to assure they are aligned with perceived value and provide adequate income to compensate for products and services provided as benefits of membership; and to make recommendations to the Board for Directors for dues levels.
  • Review the mix of products and services bundled with membership in order to consider whether (a) they should be unbundled and offered a la carte, or (b) if they should remain bundled.
  • Review all member products and services to ensure that they are perceived as enhancing the value of ASEE membership.
  • Continually review the appropriateness and sufficiency of ASEE membership categories and make recommendations to the Board for addition or deletion of membership categories.
  • Develop outreach strategies to increase membership among all segments of the potential member universe, both individual and organizational.
  • Create methods to obtain grass-roots member input into the development of new and/or enhanced member products and services.

Nominating Committee

There shall be a Nominating Committee of ASEE composed of one representative from each of the councils, chosen as specified in the ASEE bylaws, and the two immediate living Past Presidents of ASEE. The senior in time of office of the Past Presidents of ASEE shall serve as chair. Members of the Society Nominating Committee shall not be eligible for nomination for elective office by the Nominating Committee during their two years of service on the Committee. Members start service on the Nominating Committee at the beginning of the Annual Conference immediately preceding the Society Year in which the nominations are made.

Each year, the Nominating Committee of the Society shall nominate one or more candidates for President-Elect. In scheduled years, it will nominate one or more candidates for each of the appropriate (Art. III, Section 7) Professional Interest Councils; each odd numbered year, it will nominate one or more candidates for Vice President Member Affairs for election in each even numbered calendar year; and each even numbered year, it will nominate one or more candidates for Vice President External Relations and Vice President Finance for election in each odd numbered calendar year.

All nominees for these positions must be individual members or institutional member representatives of ASEE at the time of nomination, and must maintain their ASEE membership during their term of office.

Projects Board

The Projects Board is a standing committee whose chair is the ASEE Vice President of External Relations. The mission of the Projects Board is to carry out the functions specified in its bylaws as provided by the ASEE Board of Directors.

The Projects Board shall be concerned with the development, approval, management and operation of all projects formally involving ASEE. To achieve these objectives, this Board will:

  1. Originate new projects to promote and improve engineering education based on the cognizance and knowledge of the most pressing needs in engineering education;
  2. Review and evaluate project proposals for the advancement of engineering education originating from individuals or groups within or related to ASEE;
  3. Approve or disapprove, on behalf of the Society, all projects requiring the use of the name of ASEE in seeking financial sponsorship or in promoting such activity;
  4. Advice and assist project directors in matters pertaining to financing, operating and coordinating ASEE projects;
  5. Evaluate the programs conducted under the cognizance of the Projects Board and encourage the dissemination of the results thereof;
  6. Inform the Executive Director and the Board of Directors of ASEE of the actions of the Projects Board.

The Vice President for External Affairs serves as Chair of the Projects Board. The terms of the members of the Projects Board shall be at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The Vice President for External Affairs usually recommends members to serve, which are approved by the Board of Directors.