Policies & Procedures Manual and Operations Handbooks

Updated January 2015

Section 7 Professional and Educational Activities Board

7.1 Responsibilities

The Professional and Educational Activities Board (PEB) recognize that all segments of our profession require educational preparation in the computing disciplines. Computing professionals, in addition, require lifelong learning and professional engagement within their communities." The PEB provides leadership in the Computer Society for activities related to the educational preparation of a computer-literate population and for the pre-professional and professional activities of practitioners engaged in disciplines such as computer engineering, computer science, information technology, information systems, systems engineering and software engineering. In support of this, the PEB is responsible for establishing and maintaining programs that address the on-going educational needs of present and future professionals in these fields.

7.2 Membership

The PEB shall be chaired by the vice president for professional and educational activities as provided in the bylaws of the IEEE Computer Society. Voting membership shall consist of the five chairs of the standing committees plus one at-large member. All standing committee chairs and the at-large member are appointed annually by the vice president for professional and educational activities in consultation with the Society president. PEB membership shall include computing practitioners and computing educators. In addition, the vice president for professional and educational activities shall appoint liaisons to other appropriate IEEE areas of operation, and shall recommend to the Executive Committee the appointment of Computer Society Representatives to external organizations, such as CSAB, as appropriate. Members of the PEB shall be members of the Computer Society and shall be encouraged to be members of the IEEE. Members may vote immediately upon appointment.

7.3 Standing Committees

The PEB is composed of the following standing committees. Members of each standing committee shall be appointed annually by the vice president for professional and educational activities in consultation with the standing committee chair.

7.3.1. Information Technology Discipline-specific Committee

The Information Technology Discipline-specific Committee shall make recommendations to PEB regarding programs to serve the Information Technology community. When appropriate, a liaison relationship with appropriate Technical Councils, Technical Committees, and/or Standards committees should be established.

7.3.2 Software and Systems Engineering Discipline-specific Committee

The Software and Systems Engineering Discipline-specific Committee shall make recommendations to PEB regarding programs to serve the Software and Systems Engineering communities. When appropriate, a liaison relationship with appropriate Technical Councils, Technical Committees, and/or Standards committees should be established.

7.3.3 Professional Education Product Development Committee

The Professional Education Product Development Committee shall work with other discipline-specific committees to support educational efforts. Products may be delivered through a range of options, which may include online resources, distance learning courses, continuing education courses, professional development seminars, and tutorials. The committee shall provide support and technical advice and offer subject matter experts to the Society staff (who are charged with production of courses and other educational products) and with other Society entities as requested.

7.3.4 Curriculum Development Committee

The Curriculum Development Committee shall develop curriculum recommendations for programs in computing and related areas.

7.3.5 Program Accreditation Committee

The Accreditation Committee shall identify targets of accreditation, maintains and updates accreditation criteria; and participates in accreditation of computing programs.

7.4 Other Committees

Ad hoc committees may be created by action of the PEB. These committees will have a defined purpose and will be constituted for no more than 12 months. After 12 months, the ad hoc committee must be rejustified within the PEB. Unless otherwise provided by the action of the PEB, the chair and the members of any ad hoc committee shall be appointed annually by the vice president of professional and educational activities.

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