- Anyone on the board can nominate a new company for the board. Key criterion to accept a new IB member includes a sincere desire to support the objectives of the Computer Science Department and a willingness to be actively engaged in IB matters.
- In addition to criterion referenced above, additional criterion for selection of new companies to join the IB include:
- Company hires Computer Science Students.
- Company that adds to the diversity of the industry sectors on the board (excluding the education sector)
- Preferably a company that uses newer technology (again only a guideline)
- A majority vote of IB membership is required to add a member to the IB.
- An IB organization may remain on the board indefinitely unless the organization is removed by the board for failing to meet obligations or the member organization chooses to resign from the board.
- There is no limit on number of companies to be on the board. The IB itself will decide if and when the board has reached maximum capacity.
Responsibilities of companies on the board:
- Request two members per company to be on the board to help insure continuity of engagement by member organization given the practical reality of ongoing business demands and availability of specific representatives. At least one member per company to attend in-person meetings 3 times a year (2.5 hours) and teleconference meetings 3 times a year (1 hour).
- Be willing to be actively engaged on efforts conducted by IB.
- Logo, description of company and individuals on IB to be reflected on Computer Science Department web site (“Industry Board” section).
Criteria for adding new companies to the Industry Board follows:
- Company that hires a number of Computer Science Students
- Company that adds to the diversity of the Industry Board (excluding the education sector)
- Minimum number of employees (only a guideline)
- Non-Software Company: 50+ IT Employees
- Software Company: 20+ IT Employees
Privileges of companies on the board:
- Having their name included on the IB (i.e. PR)
- Members having their name included on the IB (i.e. PR)
- Access to students (i.e. hire) before general public
- Guest lecturers to students
- Be able to have cross-reference on best practices across the companies on the Industry Board.
- Anyone on the board can nominate a company to be removed. See member responsibilities in item 2 above (e.g., a lack of engagement, not attending IB meetings).
- 2/3rds vote removes the company
Chairman of Industry Board:
- Nominated by Computer Science Department Chair after consultation with the board; majority vote confirms
- Term is for 3 years
- Start of the term will be for 3 years beginning every third January. The nomination and approval shall be done at the in-person board meeting immediately prior to the term start date. (Note: The most recent term for current IB Chair was January 2012.)
- Responsibilities include:
- Coordinating meetings
- Assist Computer Science Department Chair as needed
- Chairman of the IB must give 60 days notice in case of the need to resign from this position.
Vice-Chairman of Industry Board:
- Nominated by Chairman of Industry Board after consultation with the Computer Science Department Chair and IB; majority vote confirms
- Chairman’s responsibilities in case Chairman is not available for meetings or is not accessible for a period of time
- Becomes Chairman in case of resignation by current Chairman for the reminder of the term (She/he can nominate the Vice-Chairman at that point and approved by majority vote of board)
- The nomination and approval of the Vice-Chairman shall also happen at the in-person board meeting immediately prior to the term start date.
Unless otherwise discussed, decisions of the IB are by majority vote.
Bylaws can be changed by 2/3rds of the board vote; Chairman of CS Department to have Veto Rights.
One vote per company. Minimum of 51% of companies on the Industry Board must vote to enact decisions.