DSI functions with four Mandated Committees as well as Standing and Ad Hoc Committees deemed necessary to carry out the Mission and Vision of the Institute. Committee members volunteer their time to direct and implement the goals of these committees.
Ad Hoc Committee on DSI Colleges
To answer the organizational and competitive challenge of promoting networking in DSI, a 2014-2015 Ad Hoc Committee on Organizational Structure proposed establishing a college structure for DSI Institute members. The intent of the colleges is to become a subject focus that will permit members identification with their subject domain and provide relevant (i.e., subject specific) value to their careers. The intent is to also use these colleges to build membership by providing an identifiable focus as opposed to the broader, decision making domain for which DSI is known. The purpose of this present ad hoc committee is to plan the implementation process of colleges into the DSI organization.
The Executive Committee acts as the steering Committee to the Board by establishing agenda, proposing members for committees, drafting an annual budget, and defining overall plans for the Institute. Members of this mandated committee are defined by the Constitution.
The designation of Fellow is awarded to active supporters of the Institute for outstanding contributions to the fields of decision sciences in at least two of the following categories: (1) research and scholarship, (2) teaching and administration and (3) service to the Institute. Fellows are nominated by Members of the Institute, recommended by the Fellows Committee, and elected by the DSI’s Board of Directors.
Finance and Investment Advisory Committee
This committee provides consultation and decision-making information to the Executive Director for the DSI’s financial investments.
Global Affairs Committee
Goals include: (1) develop long term strategies for the internationalization of DSI, including membership, regional activities, program content and (2) advise the Board on strategies for establishing international regions, attracting international members, planning meetings outside of the US, and exploring connections with international professional societies.
Information Technology Committee
Provides recommendations to the Board and the Home Office on technology decisions and regularly reviews DSI’s systems to assess for improvements.
Define branding strategies to market DSI on a global platform. Effectively communicate with members and the community at large the mission, vision and goals of the Institute.
Member Services Committee
Advise on issues relating to membership, ensure quality of membership and recommend new opportunities for member enhancement and value.
This committee provides a slate of candidates for Officers to the Board after review of potential nominees.
Programs and Meetings Committee
Advise the Board on policy and procedural matters concerning DSI’s Annual Meeting and other programs, and assists the Board in defining the objectives of and strategies for achieving those specific goals.
Advise the Board on all policy matters pertaining to DSI’s publications, serve as consultant to the editors on operational matters, monitor all DSI publications, define general publication objectives and recommend specific objectives for each.
Regional Activities Committee
This committee communicates with and assists in coordinating the regional subdivisions activities. It aides in promoting activities and services for members that can best be conducted through the regions, as well as organizational and administrative support.