Dean’s Advisory Board
The Dean’s Advisory Board is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the programs in the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences. The role of the board is two-fold. First, members provide advice, opinions and ideas on how to improve the College, including curriculum, programs, student recruitment and placement, laboratories and equipment, as well as opportunities for grants and contracts. The Board will be especially focused on emerging issues and trends in science and technology. Second, the Board helps to improve the visibility and enhance the reputation of the programs in the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences in the scientific and general community.
Examples of how the members of the Dean’s Advisory Board will assist the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences are as follows.
- Provide advice to the Dean of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences and its faculty regarding continuous improvement of the programs within the College and the College’s relationship with the scientific and general community.
- Provide the viewpoint of the Board to prospective new faculty during the recruitment process.
- Identify opportunities in which faculty and students can be involved with organizations through “real world” projects, site visits and related activities.
- Participate as guest lecturers, speakers to student clubs and organizations, panel discussants, evaluators of student projects, mentors to students and other related activities.
- Identify student internships and recruitment for career positions.
- Provide opportunities for faculty as speakers or consultants for professional and scientific organizations.
- Provide financial resource generating opportunities or suggestions.
- Provide guidance and feedback on curriculum and academic programs.
- Assist in the development and support of the mission, strategy and tactics of the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences.
Membership on the Board is an important but limited commitment to the College. The Board has no direct responsibilities for fund raising, student recruitment or other volunteer functions. Board members may become involved in these activities to the degree they desire. The Board will meet approximately two times per year. Subcommittees may meet more often. Attendance of Board meetings will not affect Board membership. Members will be invited on occasion to special and regular College functions and again attendance will not affect Board membership.