ECEDHA Membership FAQs

The following are common questions regarding the new ECEDHA Membership Dues Structure. Please feel free to reach out to your Membership Committee contact directly with any additional questions.

  • Why the increase?
    • The membership dues have remained unchanged for over a decade, yet the organization’s activities and initiatives have vastly grown.  The past fee structure is simply no longer adequate to support our ambitious vision for the future.

  • Why now? What prompted the change?
    • In the past several years, the scope of the ECEDHA organization has grown immensely and the membership has initiated several activities critical to the future success of ECE. It became clear that the current membership model did not allow for the necessary financial growth to support these activities. Over the past year and a half, an enormous amount of work has gone into creating a new dues structure that can help fund the activities necessary to support the membership's desire to play an active role in shaping the future of ECE.

  • When did the change go into effect?
    • The change in Membership Dues was first addressed at the March 2016 Business Meeting at the 2016 Annual Conference & ECExpo in La Jolla, California.  After receiving initial support from the membership, the Board began serious discussions regarding a change in dues.  The Board continued discussions throughout the year before a final vote was taken approving the change.  The change in membership dues structure was announced at the 2017 ECEDHA Annual Conference & ECExpo, with the change becoming effective fall of 2017.

  • What additional (new) benefits will I be receiving?
    • ECEDHA benefits continue to grow and evolve.
    • Working Groups:
      • ECEDHA Working Groups have been established to address some of the major issues facing ECE today. With a focus on Branding, Community, Diversity, Curriculum, New Chairs/Leadership, MakerSpaces, Robotics, and ECE Communicators, all faculty and staff members are likely to find an area of interest and benefit from involvement.
      • The ultimate goal of the Working Groups is to produce tangible (“takeaway”) items that member institutions can then implement in their own departments. By providing support through the ECEDHA community and the tools necessary for implementation, all institutions, regardless of size and resources, can benefit from Working Group results.
    • Annual Conference: Increasingly, the Annual Conference has become a destination for the field of ECE – addressing concerns for industry and academia, faculty and staff alike.  Lab Managers find value in the programming of the meeting and enjoy the opportunity to meet with exhibitors directly on the expo floor, while ECE Communicators find value in connecting with other communications/PR professionals across the country. 
    • Benefits now expand beyond the department chair and offer opportunities for anyone involved in ECE at your institution.
    • Faculty: With so many Working Groups (Branding, Community, Diversity, Curriculum, New Chairs/Leadership, MakerSpaces, Robotics, ECE Communicators), all faculty are likely to find an area of interest and benefit from involvement.  Professors and Associate Chairs have also found value in the content of the programming at the Annual Conference, as well as the connections made while in attendance.
    • Lab Managers: Lab Managers have recently enjoyed participating in both the Makerspaces and Robotics Working Groups.  Additionally, they’ve found value in attending the Annual Conference – from the programming, to connecting with fellow Lab Managers, and finally, the opportunity to meet with exhibitors directly on the expo floor.
    • Staff: ECE Communicators have become extremely active in ECEDHA working to support the efforts to create a unified “ECE Branding” message. Dedicated activities at ECEDHA’s Annual Conference have provided the opportunity for this group to find value in connecting with other communications/PR professionals across the country.
    • Students: Most recently, many students have benefitted from workshops such as the iREDEFINE Workshop, aimed at graduate students interested in pursuing a career in academia.  The organization is continually looking for ways to include these young professionals in our programming, to the benefit of all involved.
  • What is the money being used for?
    • The additional income will help to support new initiatives, including the newly formed and growing Working Groups as well as the expanded Annual Conference.

For more information, please see the ECEDHA Membership Brochure.

If you would like to process payment over the phone, please contact our ECEDHA Headquarters:

Megan Direct: 312.962.8289

Claire Seifert, Direct: 847.400.7758

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