Advisory Committee

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alaska Fairbanks cooperates with leaders in the engineering industry by way of an Advisory Committee.

The members of the committee are practicing civil and environmental engineers from regional companies and agencies. Each member is an employer or supervisor of a department graduate and is knowledgeable about issues facing the department.

Since its creation in 2001, the committee has met yearly with the faculty and students for a full day of review and feedback on the program. The face to face feedback that the Department receives is more helpful than results of anonymous surveys of our alumni or employers as it provides an excellent opportunity for two-way in depth dialogue. Because of this valuable interaction, this constituent group is our primary partner in the development of our BSCE program objectives and outcomes and general program guidance.

Committee Members

  • Gould, Stephanie
    PE, CDT General/Airports Division, USKH, Inc. | sgould@uskh.com
  • Platt, Janet
    HSE Manager, Heavy Oil, BP Alaska British Petroleum | plattjd@bp.com
  • Hook, Kathleen
    Doyon Utilities Director of Environmental Affairs

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering also receives input on its program from the industry, students and alumni.

Industry

The Department maintains a list of firms and organizations that employ or have the potential to employ alumni of the BSCE program. Each year a third of these employers are surveyed in order to assess the achievement of the BSCE program objectives and general performance. No one employer receives a survey more than one time every three years.

Students

Both currently enrolled and graduating students are constituents. The students participate in outcome coverage surveys given in every Department course at the end of each semester and they are given an exit survey in their final semester.

Alumni

Each year a survey is sent to graduates that are two and five years out from their graduation. The surveys ask the students to rate their performance relating to the BSCE program outcomes.