ASCE COMMITTEE – MARCH 2020 NEWSLETTER
Serving on ASCE Society Committee
- Each year, thousands of civil engineering professionals participate in ASCE’s activities by volunteering their technical and professional expertise in support of the Society’s vision and mission to advance the practice of civil engineering.
Serve on a Committee
Service on an ASCE committee is just one of the many ways in which you can give back to the profession. Selected applicants are subject to approval by the Board of Direction in July. Constituent Committee members are approved by the respective Society Committee by September. Committee assignments are effective at the conclusion of the Society’s Annual Business Meeting, typically held in October.
- Membership on Board and Constituent Committees is limited to ASCE members in good standing, unless an exception is granted.
- Composition of committees is designed to ensure a diverse membership.
- Terms begin and end at the conclusion of the Society’s Annual Business Meeting.
- A term is one (1) year and may be renewed up to a maximum of six (6) years.
- Reimbursement is available to members in good standing, according to the Society’s travel policy.
- The President-elect recommends for Board of Direction approval the nominees for Board and Society Committees.
- Society Committees are responsible for approving their constituent committee rosters by September.
Now Accepting Applications
Applications will be accepted from January 15 to March 15. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Dinwiddie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Committee for America’s Infrastructure
Charge: The Committee for America’s Infrastructure shall coordinate all activities related to the Report Card for America’s Infrastructure.
- Committee on Accreditation
Charge: The Committee on Accreditation shall administer all activities involving ASCE’s participation in ABET accreditation, specifically including strategic accreditation priorities, policies, and programs.
- Committee on Developing Leaders
Charge: The Committee on Developing Leaders shall empower civil engineers to develop their leadership and interpersonal skills more purposefully, identify knowledge and skills gaps, and navigate existing and new tools/resources that ASCE offers in this area.
- Committee on Education
Charge: The Committee on Education shall focus on matters that affect the undergraduate and graduate education of civil engineers.
- Committee on Faculty Development
Charge: The Committee on Faculty Development shall create and implement programs to foster the development and advancement of faculty as effective educators.
- Committee on Licensure
Charge: The Committee on Licensure shall promote the licensure of civil engineers, collaborate with others involved in professional licensure, and monitor, support, and encourage licensure activities.
- Committee on Pre-College Outreach
Charge: The Committee on Pre-College Outreach shall develop, implement, and support quality programs and resources, based on research, to increase awareness, understanding and interest in civil engineering among students in grades pre-K through 12 with the goal of developing a large diverse population of future engineers and a more knowledgeable public.
- Committee on Preparing the Future Civil Engineer
Charge: The Committee on Preparing the Future Civil Engineer shall advance the Society’s educational qualifications and professional standards for the practice of civil engineering.
- Committee on Professional Advancement
Charge: The Committee on Professional Advancement shall build opportunities in global leadership, engagement, and service to advance the civil engineering professional.
- Committee on Professional Career Growth
Charge: The Committee on Professional Career Growth shall update existing and develop new resources to help members identify career paths, set goals for achieving career milestones, progress toward career goals, and track progress toward reaching career milestones.
- Committee on Professional Conduct
Charge: The Committee on Professional Conduct shall investigate charges of misconduct against members of the Society as provided in the governing documents and shall provide support and guidance on Society policies and programs to advance the ethical practice of engineering.
- Committee on Student Members
Charge: The Committee on Student Members shall provide for the development and engagement of students through activities and programs that enhance the formal education process and the transition of Student Members into the profession as ASCE members.
- Committee on Sustainability
Charge: The Committee on Sustainability shall direct, oversee, and coordinate the Society’s implementation of ASCE’s Sustainability Roadmap. The Committee on Sustainability shall also provide oversight of ASCE’s involvement in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI).
- Committee on Technical Advancement
Charge: The Committee on Technical Advancement shall collaborate with the Technical Region, the Institutes and the Academies on the technical activities of the Society.
- Committee on Younger Members
Charge: The Committee on Younger Members shall focus on matters of the professional development of civil engineers 35 years of age and younger, and facilitate their engagement with, and participation in, the society. [Applicants must be 35 years old or younger at the time of appointment.]
- Department Heads Coordinating Council
Charge: The Department Heads Coordinating Council shall assist and advise the Committee on Education on the initiation, development, and execution of policies, programs, and procedures designed to enhance civil engineering education and research; foster communication on educational and research matters among all civil engineering department heads, faculty, students, and practitioners; and represent the Society to peer engineering societies’ department heads groups both nationally and internationally.
- Energy, Environment and Water Policy Committee
Charge: The Energy, Environment and Water Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the areas of energy, environment and water.
- Engineering Practice Policy Committee
Charge: The Engineering Practice Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the area of engineering practice.
- Governing Documents Committee
Charge: The Governing Documents Committee shall provide oversight for proposed amendments to the Society’s governing documents and provide counsel to the Board of Direction on issues related to the governing documents; and, as directed, review amendments to the governing documents of Organizational Entities.
- History and Heritage Committee
Charge: The History and Heritage Committee shall promote the civil engineering profession’s history and heritage.
- Infrastructure and Research Policy Committee
Charge: The Infrastructure and Research Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the areas of infrastructure and research.
- Leader Training Committee
Charge: The Leader Training Committee shall be responsible for the coordination and delivery of leader training to Society leaders.
- Member Communities Committee
Charge: The Member Communities Committee shall be responsible for member support, engagement, and communication. The Member Communities Committee shall provide support and oversight to the Society’s Geographic Units.
- Members of Society Advancing Inclusion Council
The Members of Society Advancing Inclusion Council shall act as a representative, informed, and responsible decision-maker advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion interests of the civil engineering community; monitor the development and coordination of products and resources within the civil engineering community that promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion; and represent the interest of ASCE to the wider STEM and professional engineering communities.
- Membership Application Review Committee
Charge: The Committee processes applications for the ASCE Fellow grade as well as applications for admission or advancement where qualifications do not exactly meet the defined criteria for a particular grade of Society membership. [No travel reimbursements are available for service on this Committee.]
- Public Agency Peer Review Committee
Charge: The Public Agency Peer Review Committee shall provide the leadership for and the organization and management of the peer review for public agencies program. The Public Agency Peer Review Committee shall also establish criteria for selecting and training reviewers and conducting reviews.
- Program and Finance Committee
Charge: The Program and Finance Committee shall oversee the Society’s financial resource planning including budget development and investment management.
- Public Policy Committee
Charge: The Public Policy Committee shall coordinate public policy and government relations activities affecting the civil engineering profession and work with allied organizations on matters of mutual interest.
- Society Awards Committee
Charge: The Society Awards Committee shall annually consider and recommend to the Board of Direction nominations for Distinguished Membership in the Society in accordance with the Constitution and Bylaws; recommend to the Executive Committee the recipient of the Norman, Croes, Wellington, and ASCE State of the Art of Civil Engineering prizes; recommend to the Executive Committee nominations for the Outstanding Projects And Leaders (OPAL) Leadership awards; oversee Society Award, Scholarship and Fellowship endowments and the establishment of new Society Awards, Scholarships, and Fellowships; and consider nominations for and award Society Scholarships and Society Fellowships.
- State Government Relations and Grassroots Committee
Charge: The State Government Relations and Grassroots Committee shall assist ASCE’s local units and individual members with programs to effectively participate in legislative activities that are of significance to the civil engineering profession.
- Transportation Policy Committee
Charge: The Transportation Policy Committee shall develop and maintain ASCE policies related to the area of transportation.