engineering professor appointed to NCEES education committee | New
Dr. Teresa Ratcliff, Director of Interprofessional Education and Outreach and Professor at the School of Engineering, has been selected to serve on the Engineering Education Committee of the National Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors (NCEES), announced school this week.
NCEES is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of professional licensing for engineers and surveyors. In the United States, engineers and surveyors are licensed at the state and territory level. In 1920, the NCEES was established to oversee the uniformity of engineering and surveying examinations and facilitate mobility between licensing jurisdictions.
Ratcliff plays an advisory role on education matters related to ABET accreditation, pre-licensure requirements, continuing professional competence, and assessment of foreign credentials or non-accredited programs.
“We are very honored to have a national leader in engineering education of the caliber of Dr. Ratcliff in our faculty,” said Founding Dean of the School of Engineering, Dr. Jenna Carpenter. “She brings significant industry experience, higher education experience, strong state and national networks, and national engineering leadership, which benefits our students and our program in multiple ways.
“In particular, with our strong focus on obtaining a professional engineering permit for all of our graduates, his expertise has been instrumental in our success and in the good performance of students in this field.”
Prior to joining Campbell, Ratcliff retired as Vice President Outreach and Engagement and Executive Director of Industry Expansion Solutions at NC State University in 2016. She is a Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and was the first female national president of the National Society of Professional. Engineering (NSPE) in 2003-04. In 2020, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the NSPE.
Ratcliff served on the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors from 2006 to 2016 and served on various working groups for the National Board of Professional Examiners and Surveyors, among many other professional activities. She has received numerous awards, including Fellow of the NSPE, Fellow of the Professional Engineers of North Carolina, as well as the 2010 University Continuing Education Association Outreach and Engagement Community of Practice Award.