Industry Advisory Boards: DSI Initiative
Each of the graduate education programs has advisory boards of industry leaders. The programs are predicated on applied research and rely heavily on engagement from outside industry partners to guide curriculum, program research, and talent recruitment and placement. Students enrolled in the master’s degree for both programs are required to complete an industry internship/practicum, rather than a traditional research thesis, as part of this philosophy of applied research. Both the HI and DSBA depend on Advisory Boards composed of 12-16 senior level leaders who cut across industry sectors. The mission for each of the advisory boards is to guide the academic programs’ development and growth and to anticipate and align each program with industry and community needs.
Board Member Responsibilities
Members of the HI and DSBA Advisory Boards are appointed for two-year terms and can be reappointed for subsequent terms. The Advisory Boards meet formally 2-3 times annually. Members of the board may be assigned to rotating subcommittees to address focus issues such as curriculum revision, student recruitment and placement, program research, board membership, and development. In addition to the formal board planning sessions, members and their organizations may be asked to participate in panel discussions around industry topics, informal mentoring programs, and classroom presentations.
Current membership and bylaws for each board can be found on the program websites:
More about the DSBA Advisory Board More about the HI Advisory Board
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