Professional & Educational Activities Board

Learn more about the Professional & Educational Activities Board (PEAB), its mission, committees, and more.
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The Professional & Educational Activities Board (PEAB) provides leadership for activities related to the professional activities of practitioners engaged in disciplines such as computer engineering, software engineering, computer science, information technology,  and information systems.

The board is chaired by the Vice President of Professional Activities, Deborah Silver. The full board can be found here.

PEAB is responsible recommending, evaluating, initiating, and nurturing programs, products, and services to serve practitioners and their employers.

The three PEAB committees include.

Computer Engineering and Science Disciplines

The Engineering Disciplines Committee (PEAB-ED) makes recommendations to the PEAB regarding programs that serve the Computer, Software, and Systems Engineering communities. The PEAB-ED Committee collaborates with and offers support and technical advice to PEAB-EIT and PEAB-AC in areas of common interest. When appropriate, liaison relationships with relevant Technical Councils, Technical Committees, and/or Standards committees are established.

PEAB-ED areas of work include: the Software Engineering Body of Knowledge (SWEBoK); the Software Engineering Competency Model (SWECOM); and the Body of Knowledge and Curriculum to Advance Systems Engineering (BKCASE) Project which is producing the Systems Engineering Body of Knowledge (SEBoK) and the Graduate Reference Curriculum for Systems Engineering (GRCSE); For further details, and to access the latest versions of these products, visit the PEAB-ED page.

Curriculum and Accreditation

The Curriculum and Accreditation Committee is designed to develop curriculum recommendations in areas of Information Technology and Engineering as well as to support accreditation efforts in these areas. The Curriculum and Accreditation Committee manages the Society’s relationship with CSAB, which is its representative to ABET – an accreditation organization responsible for disciplinary accreditation in these areas for higher education programs.  This activity includes appointing Representative Directors and Alternates, and managing the interface with CSAB on all matters related to information technology disciplinary accreditation.  This committee also works with CSAB to ensure an adequate supply of volunteers to participate in accreditation reviews on behalf of ABET.

This committee also develops partnerships with industry-based training efforts in an effort to bridge the gap between academia and practice, and brings these communities together in ways that impact the quality of baccalaureate information technology-related education.

Professional Education Products

The Professional Education Product Committee (PEAB-PEP) is focused on developing professional education products aligned with customer needs in the community.  Product delivery will be accomplished through utilizing online resources, e-learning courses, distance learning courses, continuing education courses, professional development seminars, and tutorials. This will be accomplished through working with the discipline-specific committees, evaluating existing products (internally or externally), and collaborating with Global Partners.  The PEAB-PEP will provide subject matter experts to offer support and technical advice to the Society staff charged with the production of courses and other educational products, and with other Society entities as requested