IEEE Educational Activities Board
IEEE Educational Activities Board[edit | edit source]
The IEEE created the IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) in 1968 as a standing major board subsidiary to the IEEE Board of Directors. The EAB is led by a Vice President for Educational Activities, who is elected annually by the IEEE Assembly. The Vice President serves on the IEEE Board of Directors.
The IEEE Educational Activities Board (EAB) recommends policies on educational matters and implements programs specifically intended to serve the educational pursuits of IEEE members, the engineering and scientific communities, and the general public.
These programs include the broad planning of IEEE educational activities, the development and delivery of continuing education products and activities, the development of guidelines for accreditation bodies, the monitoring of accreditation activities, the coordination of pre-university programs, and the representation of the IEEE in matters regarding engineering education.
The EAB also serves as the IEEE interface in education-related matters with external bodies and is responsible for administration of the annual assessment paid to ABET, Inc., (formerly Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc.)