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An actively engaged SAE Faculty Advisor contributes greatly to the student's SAE experience. In addition to offering invaluable guidance and advice, you provide the continuity needed in a Collegiate Chapter. Student membership is fluid and officers change annually, so the Faculty Advisor is the critical link maximizing the value your students receive.
Your Role as an SAE Faculty Advisor
We appreciate your dedication to SAE and your students! We rely on you to guide your Collegiate Chapter and/or CDS team and act as a liaison with your university and SAE International.
Primary Activities for Faculty Advisors
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SAE International Chapters provide engineering students with practical exposure to a professional engineering society and a focal point on campus for student engineering programs and activities.
Through their participation in SAE Collegiate Chapters and the SAE Collegiate Design Series, students are able to develop key careers skills including: leadership, organization, communication, teaming project management, conflict resolution, time management, finance and budgeting and others.
An actively engaged SAE Faculty Advisor contributes greatly to the student's SAE experience. In addition to invaluable guidance and advice, they provide the continuity needed in a Collegiate Chapter. Since student membership is fluid and officers change annually, the Faculty Advisor is critical to the continued success of Chapter policies and activities from year to year.
Some activities of the Faculty Advisor include:
Membership Activities - Encourage your students to:
Collegiate Chapter Activities - Encourage your students to:
Career Activities - Encourage your students to:
Community Service Activities:
There are certain limitations restrictions placed on Collegiate Chapters as a function of the constitution and not-for-profit status of SAE International. Therefore, Collegiate Chapters may not, directly or indirectly:
We strongly encourage all Faculty Advisors to be SAE members.