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American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers

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Strategic Priorities for the Society

2018

Working under President Steve Searcy's theme of Enhancing Member Value, the ASABE Board of Trustees has adopted the following metrics for the strategic priorities for 2018.


Goal 1. Raise the prominence of the agricultural and biological engineering profession globally.

Strategy A. Enhance visibility of the profession.
Strategy B. Partner with agricultural and biological engineering societies globally to promote the profession.
Strategy C. Facilitate interaction of professionals across cultural, geographical and disciplinary boundaries.

Metric 1.1. Number of active partnerships.
Metric 1.2. Number of meetings and conferences held and sponsored.
Metric 1.3. Number of "hits" where ASABE is listed in the media.

Goal 2. Advance ASABE as the leading source of expertise in agricultural, food, and biological systems engineering.

Strategy A. Provide high quality, relevant information via refereed journals, issue statements, webinars, and other media.
Strategy B. Implement an agile and comprehensive program to market the knowledge base of ASABE to members, non-members, and other technical communities.

Metric 2.1. Number of media outlets (types of materials and amount of each type).
Metric 2.2. Number of customer uses/acquisitions.

Goal 3. Position ASABE as the preferred engineering society for technical professionals in agricultural, food, and biological systems.

Strategy A. Demonstrate value of membership to members and potential members.
Strategy B. Strengthen ASABE’s leadership in global issues to broaden opportunities and relationships among those who work in the agricultural and biological engineering profession.

Metric 3.1. Number and type of members (professional, preprofessional).
Metric 3.2. Number of members and nonmembers using Society services.
Metric 3.3. Number of countries represented by membership.
Metric 3.4. Number and percent student members transitioning to full membership.

Goal 4. Lead development and maintenance of relevant technical standards.

Strategy A. Leverage our accreditation with ANSI / ISO to expand inter-connectivity with other organizations globally.
Strategy B. Promote ASABE standards inclusion in model building codes (International Building Code, etc.).
Strategy C. Maintain robust technical committees to develop standards.
Strategy D. Market standards to different target audiences (through bundles / packages / site licenses / search engine / inclusion in model codes).

Metric 4.1. Number of new, revised, and reaffirmed standards annually.
Metric 4.2. Number of dual designated ASABE/ISO standards developed and revised.
Metric 4.3. Number of standards under development.

Goal 5. Cultivate a diverse, thriving, and engaged membership.

Strategy A. Provide an inclusive culture that values diversity.
Strategy B. Provide a range of opportunities for engagement during all career stages across academia, industry and government.
Strategy C. Promote building relationships among members

Metric 5.1. Dempgraphics of AIM meeting registrants (age, gender, employment, country of origin)
Metric 5.2. Number of registrations in non-technical conference sessions at ASABE-hosted conferences (tours, social events, networking events)
Metric 5.3. Number of participants in section and regional meetings.
Metric 5.4. Number and percent of members within a community who are members of that community's committees.

2017

Working under President Maynard Herron's theme of Stewardship, the ASABE Board of Trustees has adopted the following strategic priorities for 2017.

  • Goal 1. Raise the prominence of the agricultural and biological engineering profession globally.
    • Strategy A. Enhance visibility of the profession.
    • Strategy B. Partner with agricultural and biological engineering societies globally to promote the profession.
    • Strategy C. Facilitate interaction of professionals across cultural, geographical and disciplinary boundaries.
  • Goal 2. Advance ASABE as the leading source of expertise in agricultural, food, and biological systems engineering.
    • Strategy A. Provide high quality, relevant information via refereed journals, issue statements, webinars, and other media.
    • Strategy B. Implement an agile and comprehensive program to market the knowledge base of ASABE to members, non-members, and other technical communities.
  • Goal 3. Position ASABE as the preferred engineering society for technical professionals in agricultural, food, and biological systems.
    • Strategy A. Demonstrate value of membership to members and potential members.
    • Strategy B. Strengthen ASABE’s leadership in global issues to broaden opportunities and relationships among those who work in the agricultural and biological engineering profession.
  • Goal 4. Lead development and maintenance of relevant technical standards.
    • Strategy A. Leverage our accreditation with ANSI / ISO to expand inter-connectivity with other organizations globally.
    • Strategy B. Promote ASABE standards inclusion in model building codes (International Building Code, etc.).
    • Strategy C. Maintain robust technical committees to develop standards.
    • Strategy D. Market standards to different target audiences (through bundles / packages / site licenses / search engine / inclusion in model codes).
  • Goal 5. Cultivate a diverse, thriving, and engaged membership.
    • Strategy A. Provide an inclusive culture that values diversity.
    • Strategy B. Provide a range of opportunities for engagement during all career stages across academia, industry and government.
    • Strategy C. Promote building relationships among members

2016

The ASABE Board of Trustee has adopted the following areas of focus for 2016:

Theme: Global Partnerships for Global Solutions

To be the preferred global source of information related to engineering aspects of agricultural, food, and biological systems

To be the preferred technical society for professionals engaged in addressing engineering challenges related to agricultural, food, and biological systems

To promulgate globally relevant standards for relevant industries

To elevate the agricultural and biological (ABE) profession globally

To cultivate a diverse, thriving, and engaged membership



2015

The ASABE Board of Trustee has adopted the following areas of focus for 2015:

Theme: Engage

Member Engagement
ASABE has begun exploring ways to emphasize the value of membership to its members. Directors and departments should evaluate goals and activities to maximize member value and satisfaction.

Engagement of Partner Organizations
ASABE is poised to make strides in partnering with like-minded groups and organizations to increase our reach and influence.

Global Engagement
ASABE has begun to make significant progress in recognizing the need for our members to engage in the critical needs of the world.  ASABE must improve its abilities to react to these needs and to proactively provide solutions.

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