Membership Criteria

Industry Advisory Council

INTRODUCTION

The purpose of the FIU School of Construction Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is to support and promote the Construction Management programs at Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing.

MISSION

The FIU School of Construction is committed to excellence in teaching, research and service in and for the construction industry. IAC members serve as ambassadors on behalf of the School, advocating the following objectives:

1. Advance and support the highest quality faculty, educational facilities, and undergraduate and graduate programs for the students enrolled in Construction Management.

2. Serve as a liaison between the construction industry and the School impacting the curriculum and research directions.

3. Develop and implement innovative programs which will benefit the School and the construction industry.

4. Offer advice, counsel, and financial support to the School.

BENEFITS

The most important benefit of being a member of the Industry Advisory Council is the personal satisfaction received by helping to provide a quality construction management education to future generations of FIU School of Construction students and industry professionals. Additionally, the following exclusive opportunities are offered to all IAC members:

• Networking opportunities with other members and university leaders
• Discounted fee for annual Construction Management Career Expo
• Free admission to select lectures, events, workshops
• Opportunity to influence the School’s strategic direction
• Association with a Research One Level University and its top level Program

RESPONSIBILITIES

An advisory council is effective when each member is committed to the mission and goals of the program. The following responsibilities for IAC members have been established:

• Attendance at a minimum of one (1) IAC meeting/event per academic year.
• Promotion of the School’s programs and graduates within and outside of the university community.
• Understanding and support of the mission and goals of the School and help in the development of financial support.
• A minimum annual gift of $1,500 renewable annually. This gift enables the School to meet internal and external university obligations so that the School is recognized and represented within the university and in the community at large. Matching corporate gifts can be combined with individual gifts to qualify donors for membership. All donations should be made payable to: FIU Foundation, Inc. with a note: FIU School of Construction. This annual gift is tax-deductible.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the Industry Advisory Council feel free to contact:

Tiffany Dutes
Assistant Director, Industry Liaison
Tel: (305) 348-3537
E-mail: tdutes@fiu.edu