Last updated June 13, 2022
The mission of the Electrical & Computer and Energy Engineering Department External Advisory Board (EAB) is to assist and advise the department in its drive for excellence through the following activities:
- Assist in the development of resources for the department through endowments, gifts, scholarships and fellowships, faculty development grants and awards.
- Support and advocate expanding and strengthening mutually beneficial relationships with industry, present and former students and government agencies.
- Provide guidance on issues related to our educational, research and service activities and to review and evaluate strategic goals, plans, specific programs and new initiatives.
The EAB works towards its mission by playing an active role in building the ECEE department through assistance in:
- Fundraising for scholarships, capstone projects and other department fundraising goals
- Promoting CU ECEE and helping the department in its quest to improve its ranking
- Supporting its students with their professional goals: internships, jobs, mentorship
- Developing goals for the EAB subcommittee to measure success
- Supporting and promoting research grants and/or directed research contracts
The EAB elects a chair for the duration of four years by two-thirds majority vote and acceptance of the vote by the department chair. The proposal and vote can be conducted either “ad-hoc” via phone conference, email, or similar means or at the next regularly scheduled EAB meeting.
The EAB chair represents the EAB at the department (for example in the faculty search committee) and organizes additional EAB meetings. The EAB chair prepares these meetings by sending out an agenda and following up with meeting minutes.
Subcommittees can be established focused on a single mission objective with a current EAB member acting as the subcommittee chair. Subcommittee membership is managed like the EAB membership.
Proposal and acceptance of new EAB members
Existing board members, the chair of the ECEE department, and the dean of the college may propose new EAB Board members. New members are accepted by vote of the EAB’s current members with a two-thirds majority and acceptance of the vote by the department chair. The proposal and vote can be conducted either “ad-hoc” via phone conference, e-mail, or similar means or at the next regularly scheduled EAB meeting. New membership will be official upon signing of the “ECEE EAB Expectations Agreement”.
Membership term and renewal
Membership term is three years, which can be renewed indefinitely. The department will review renewing members’ contributions and make a recommendation to the Board based on prior and anticipated contributions to the EAB mission. Renewal is accepted by vote of the EAB’s members with a two-thirds majority.
Members can resign from the EAB by informing the EAB chair about their resignation.
Acceptance and change of the code of governance
This code is accepted and can be changed by two-thirds majority vote of the existing EAB members.
A vote is accepted by a two-thirds majority of eligible voters.