The close interaction between the College of Engineering faculty and industrial and governmental representatives is a unique strength of Cal Poly's engineering and computer science program. The Dean's Advisory Council and departmental industry advisory boards were established to enhance this relationship and to serve as vehicles for input from industry and government regarding a wide range of issues affecting the excellence of education at the college.
Council and Board Objectives
The objective of the Dean's Advisory Council and the departmental advisory boards is to assist in maintaining the excellence of engineering and computer science education at Cal Poly and to encourage the continuance of the College of Engineering's traditional "hands-on" approach. Specific goals include the following: 1) serving as a communication link between the college and its constituencies; 2) helping to keep CENG programs up-to-date on current and future needs of graduates and the professions; 3) assisting the college and its programs in developing and implementing its goals; 4) helping industry leaders to better understand the college's mission; and 5) helping the college and programs in seeking public and private support.
Industrial advisory council and board members serve by invitation from the College of Engineering Dean and department chairs.