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ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

ADVISORY BOARD


Advisory Board Prospectus for the

Engineering Technology Program

Overview

Purpose

Composition

Member Selection Process and Duration of Terms

Expectations

Members

Overview

The Engineering Technology Advisory Board is a select group of leaders from industry, government agencies, academia and the profession representing our stakeholders. This board as an advisory body for the department on matters of curricular enhancement to adapt to current trends in engineering technology education, performance assessment and accreditation, strategic direction of the department, research initiatives, national/international visibility, and fund raising activities.

Purpose

The purpose of the Advisory Board is to provide guidance and support as the department fulfills its mission to be the recognized leader and program of choice in engineering technology at the local, state, and national levels.

Composition

The Advisory Board shall be composed of no less than 10 active voting members representing a broad spectrum of backgrounds. The individuals will be strong advocates of the department and strive to satisfy its mission and achieve its strategic goals. They should occupy positions which give them global vision of their industries such that they can assist the department in understanding how engineering technology can serve the broad context of their enterprise. A mix of individuals from the manufacturing industry (OEM, and suppliers), service industry, consulting companies, health care industry, education, and other engineering technology programs who could provide advice to the department on long range development, emerging technologies, and skills and knowledge required in the profession is desired.

Member Selection Process and Duration of Terms 

Each department faculty member, a current board member or an alumni of the department can nominate successful individuals with a strong technical background, who have representing constituents of the department, to become members of the board for a three-year term with possible reappointments. A staggered rotation of the membership of the Board will be established such that five new members will begin their term on the board each year. The advisory board will meet twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall.

Expectations

The advisory board is expected to:

  • be a strong advocate of the department,
  • assist in promoting program/industry interactions including plant tours, coop opportunities, senior design projects, class projects,
  • identify/assist in ways to create more scholarships for undergraduate students,
  • assist the department in recruitment and placement of students,
  • be a supportive voice for the department with the university administration,
  • be actively involved with the assessment/accreditation process,
  • assist in making the alumni and employer survey better,
  • provide feedback on the self-study report,
  • be involved during the ABET accreditation process,
  • review and provide feedback on the assessment results,
  • be actively involved with the long term continuous improvement process of the department,
  • be involved with long term program development,
  • help with making program curriculum a more effective, current and dynamic one that responds to the general needs of the industry,
  • identify/propose emerging areas or areas of great need by the industry.

Members

Mr. Randal Atkeisson - Cessna Aircraft Company

Mr. Brian Clothier - TSI Technologies, LLC

Mr. Norm Delay - Manhattan Area Technical College

Mr. Mike Edwards - Wichita Area Technical College

Mr. Ryan Hampl - Salina Area Technical College

Mr. Stephan Hecht - Viega

Dr. John Huffman - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Mr. Andy Jones - Assystems, North America

Mr. Jeff Nangle - Airbus Americas - Wichita, Kansas

Mr. Curtis Richardson - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.

Mr. Jim Garden - Hyspeco, Inc.

Mr. Jeff Wawzysko - FlightSafety International

Mr. Shawn Westervelt - Wichita State University

Dr. Lawrence  E. Whitman - Wichita State University