1. Faculty Advisor
The Faculty Advisor will assist and guide the team in assessing project challenges. The faculty advisor is responsible for ensuring the student team meets the academic and project goals. The faculty advisor will meet regularly, possibly visit the facility with students, organize and participate in phone calls between the team and sponsor, provide academic and technical expertise, help the team with software learning (when applicable), and review presentations.
2. Student Team
The student team will meet project goals by regular interaction between team members, the Sponsor Advisor and the Faculty Advisor. The team is required to develop a detailed project schedule and work diligently to produce project deliverables on time and of the highest quality. The team will regularly monitor material costs and get sponsor approval prior to any expenditure. The team will work together, define project objectives and goals, and provide drafts in advance to the sponsor and faculty advisor.
3. Sponsor Advisor
The Sponsor Advisor plays a vital role in the successful completion of the project. The students will be looking to you as a role model. It is important that they learn how professionals get the job done. The Sponsor Advisor keeps the team focused on the project goals. The Sponsor Advisor will participate in teleconference and meeting discussions with the project team (when available), may help coordinate visits to your facility, assess project progress and presentations, provide technical guidance, and provide feedback to the faculty advisor and team. Also, the Sponsor Advisor may filter proprietary material before anything is placed in the public domain.
4. Departmental Senior Design Leader
The Departmental Senior Design leader is responsible for the academic, financial, and product development success of the Senior Design program. These goals are met through day-to-day management of the program and ensuring that the teams proceed with their projects through a structured development process. The departmental Senior Design leader represents the Senior Design Program and the University of Connecticut to sponsors and peer academic institutions. The sponsor and faculty advisors may contact the departmental Senior Design leader any time during the project period to discuss any issues or concerns they might have.
Grading – The departmental Senior Design leader is responsible for inputting grades for all students.