The activities of the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) will be supported by Committees covering the primary areas of interest of the membership, currently defined as:
- Recruitment and Admissions (including the Mathematics Working Group)
- Engineering Education, Employability and Skills
- Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer
The number and remit of these groups will be reviewed periodically.
The working groups will comprise members drawn from the EPC member organisations and other interested organisations by invitation and include a Chair (normally an EPC Board member) and Vice Chair who (unless already a member) will be co-opted to the EPC Board for the year prior to taking over as Chair). These roles will normally only be open to EPC members.
Chair and Vice Chairs will be appointed by the EPC Board based on recommendations from the Committee.
The roles of Chair and Vice Chair will be of fixed duration (normally three years), with the Vice Chair normally taking on the role of Chair at the conclusion of their term of office. (NB to ensure continuity of EPC operations the initial duration of these posts will be varied to “stagger” the changeovers).
Otherwise, the membership will be reviewed every three years, with the possibility for members to continue beyond the original term (for a maximum of 6 years in total).
The number of members will be at the discretion of the Committee chair, but will be sufficient to ensure representation of a cross section of member organisations and interests and to enable the tasks of the working group to be shared. Typically this would be in the range 5-15 members.
Each Committee will be expected to propose its own priorities and objectives with these being agreed by the EPC Board, normally on a bi-annual basis. Additionally, the working groups may be tasked with responding to specific events, consultations, enquiries, calls for information etc within their remit as and when these arise.
Each Committee may form one or more working groups and/or fixed term task and finish duties to support its activities. These will report to EPC via the relevant working group. The membership of these working groups will be as required to conduct the relevant activity, but will include a Chair who will be drawn from, or co-opted to, the membership of the relevant EPC Committee.
Each Committee will produce an annual review of its outputs and findings and present these at the EPC’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). Additionally, specific outputs, reports or information of interest will be posted on the EPC website and/or disseminated at Congress to ensure these are accessible to the wider EPC membership.