Graphic Information Technology
Industry Advisory Board
Give to the graphic information technology program.
GIT Industry Advisory Board Charter
The industry advisory board was created in 1958 for the graphics communications program, as the program was originally named. An informal charter was created at the time to guide the program in the operation of the board. The proposed charter was updated in 2022.
Mission of the GIT IAB
The mission of the GIT Industry Advisory Board is to create and foster a partnership between the GIT faculty and the industries that are the consumers of GIT graduates. The goal of the partnership is to provide optimal education to GIT students and produce graduates who are industry-ready in GIT-related fields by bringing fresh viewpoints to the program.
- Offer support in the areas of student recruitment, fundraising and marketing of the program.
- Provide connections to the industries in which the GIT program prepares graduates for employment.
- Advise the faculty on curriculum direction based on industry needs and emerging trends.
- Serve as an advocate for the program with administration, community, industry, and alumni.
- Promote and support diversity, equity and inclusion in the board and the GIT program.
- Provide input and feedback to help meet ACCGC accreditation criteria.
The IAB will be led by a President, who will be appointed by the GIT program chair. The responsibilities of the role will include:
- Serve as a point of contact representing the industry advisory board members to the GIT program.
- Encourage industry advisory members to provide participatory and financial support to the GIT program.
- Work closely with the industry advisory board committee to determine the direction of the GIT industry advisory board.
Memberships on the GIT industry advisory board are voluntary, unpaid positions with terms which may be held from one year to an indefinite period depending on the desire of the member and their contribution to the board and program.
- Members should have significant experience in a GIT-related industry, academia or organization.
- Members will be sought to represent the diversity of all GIT academic areas.
- Current industry advisory board members and GIT faculty can recommend individuals for membership.
- One GIT undergraduate and one GIT/UX graduate student may also be appointed to the board by the program chair for one or two semester terms.
- The program chair invites the recommended individuals to join the board. There is a short form to complete.
- Members are appointed to the industry advisory board by the program chair under the advisement of the GIT faculty.
- Members who are absent from two or more meetings should be contacted to review duties and determine if membership should be continued.
- Members may resign at any time by notifying the program chair or GIT industry advisory board president.