Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Webinar

December 9, 2020 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Online with ASU Sync

The IAB webinar will be conducted via Zoom Webinar. Zoom Registration link to the webinar will be sent to successully registered participants via email

When: Dec 9, 2020, 8:00AM - 11:00AM

Online with ASU Sync

Instructors: Guest Panelists from BUILD-IT partner schools, Dr. Scott Danielson, Mr. Thai Tran, Ms. Ha Mai, Mr. Deren Temel.

Attendees: BUILD-IT Partner Schools: Program heads/staff responsible for industry interactions.

Expected Outcomes: Both AUN-QA and ABET expect programs to engage representatives of business and industry as stakeholders.  These important stakeholders should provide the program feedback on the program, its curriculum and important graduate knowledge, skills and abilities.  Presenters will review the purpose and benefits of creating and sustaining industry relationships via a program industrial advisory board IAB).  The webinar’s focus is on the tactical relationships appropriate to programs (as compared to strategic relationships appropriate for an institution). The webinar encourages developing an IAB that strengthens stakeholder involvement in a program by seeking their feedback on program educational objectives (educational goals or aims of the program), student outcomes (ELOs), curriculum topics and important skills and abilities of graduates.  The benefits of such industry representative engagement will be discussed.  Guest speakers from Vietnamese engineering or engineering technology programs with experience starting an IAB will be featured, adding a Vietnamese context. 


Time Details
7:45 – 8:00 am Zoom Registration and Entry into Zoom Webinar Room
8:00 – 8:05 am Welcome to Webinar and Introductions of Speakers
8:05 – 8:20 am Brief Review of AUN-QA and ABET Requirements for Industry Stakeholders
AUN-QA and ABET requirements related to program stakeholder input from business and industry will be reviewed. The focus will be on a program focused advisory board, whose members represent companies hiring graduates.
8:20 – 9:00 am Value and Benefits of Industry Advisory Boards (IABs)
While ABET accreditation or AUN-QA criteria require IABs, real benefits can be realized when a program has an active and engaged IAB. After a brief summary of these benefits, panelists will provide their perspective on the value and benefits of IABs.
9:00 – 9:30 am Selection of IAB Members and Expectations
Who do you ask to be on your program’s IAB? What are reasonable expectations for what the IAB and its members will do? Best practices will be presented.
9:30 am – 9:45 am Zoom Break
9:45 am – 10:30 am Forming an IAB
How do you form an IAB? After presentation of several best practices, panelists will provide their experiences and tips on forming an IAB (identifying and getting potential members to commit to serve on the IAB).
10:30 am – 11:00 am IAB Input and Meetings
Once the IAB is formed, the program must engage the IAB in providing input and support to the program. Panelists will discuss best practices in seeking such input and managing meetings in productive ways.
11:00 am Webinar Ends
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