Three boards feed into the Trustee Board, each one led by an elected Vice-President.
Our aim is to help the public understand the digital world by advancing computing education. This board puts in the groundwork to make computing education effective for everyone, from ensuring every child learns about computer science to helping teachers engage students, and supporting scholars and researchers.
It does this with the help of the following sub committees and groups: Academic Accreditation Committee; Computing at Schools Board; CAS Quality Review Panel; Women in Research Group; Academy Awards Committee; Turing Lecture Committee; School Curriculum and Assessment Committee; Scottish Computing Education Committee; Northern Ireland Computing Education Committee.
Being a BCS member has many great benefits, not least as a marker of your professionalism, and this board is responsible for ensuring it brings value to everyone. It helps us to grow our membership and member groups, and to make sure you’re fully supported and guided as a member.
Two sub committees help the Community Board to improve all aspects of our membership: Finance Committee and Programme, Practice and Policy Committee.
Programme, Practice and Policy Committee (PPP) is in transition and continues to operate under its old Terms of Reference until the Board implements the Community Support Committee (CSC). Recruitment for the CSC will begin shortly.
This is a new Board currently being established. It will focus on how BCS most effectively influences in support of its strategic objectives. This includes how the Institute identifies and tackles the big issues facing our digital lives and to make sure the Institute is connecting industry, education and government to shape and bring about impactful change on society and our profession.
Its aims will include encouraging and enabling member input and engagement to the Institute’s influencing work and its specific themes of focus, directly and through the community of BCS groups.
There are also four committees that report directly into our Trustee Board.
To make sure we’re always well managed in a sustainable way, our nominations committee helps us decide who to elect in certain positions and who to award.
They make recommendations for the following roles and accolades; Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Vice Presidents, Chief Executive, Distinguished Fellows and individuals they believe are deserving of public honours.