The Executive Advisory Board for the School of Business, Government and Economics at Seattle Pacific University has been established to offer resources, counsel, community leadership and activities that provide measurable support towards six defined outcomes that edify the students, faculty, alumni, tradition, mission and national standing of the School.
RESPONSIBILITIES of the executive advisory board at sbge
- Advise the School on a range of curricular and extra curricular matters
- Connect the School's faculty and students to the business community
- Serve as a pool of potential resources for one-off requests (e.g., deliver a guest lecturer in a particular class; host a breakfast with interested students)
- Provide financial support to the School that helps improve the quality of programs
- Enhance the credibility of the School in the broader business community by being publicly identified as member of the EAB
- Serve as effective ambassadors for the School in the broader community
EAB MEMBER'S COMMITMENTS
- Be available to speak in classes
- Attend 3x yearly EAB meetings
- Be willing to mentor a student
- Advise the dean and aid in strategic planning
- Serve as a bridge between SPU and the business community
- Be willing to host periodic meals with small groups of students
- Assist in leveraging external resources for the School of Business, Government, and Economics
- Contribute annual dues -- currently $1000.00
Additional expected commitments of executive leadership team members
- Attend quarterly strategy sessions (3-4 per year)
- Help raise an additional $10,000 for SBGE during his or her term
- Attend an orientation meeting
- Serve on affinity groups or task forces (e.g., Center for Applied Learning, Center for Integrity in Business, Global Learning, Social Enterprise, etc.)
- Provide career assistance to students
The EAB fulfills its mission through six divisions. An Executive Leadership Team member and EAB member working directly with and at the pleasure of the dean of SBGE.
SBGE Collaboration & Affinity Groups
Interacts with the associate deans and faculty members to identify opportunities for EAB members to participate in classrooms, student organizations, community service projects and mentoring relationships. Additionally, Affinity Groups allow members and other community leaders to focus their attention on a single area of the school.
EAB Ethics Council
The EAB serves as a peer support program and think tank for its members regarding issues related to Ethics and Business. EAB members are encouraged to search out the advice and counsel regarding ethical challenges that each may be confronting in business, service to society, and demonstrating one's faith.
The EAB enjoys a working relationship with the Center for Integrity in Business.
Assessment & Professionalism
Working with EAB members and SBGE Dean and faculty to assess SBGE students in their knowledge and skills developed in the functional business disciplines.
Coordinating opportunities to engage the EAB to interact with students in order to provide feedback:
1. to faculty related to the assessment of student skills
2. to students that helps them create on-going professional development plans