Guidelines for SAE Seminar Instructors

SAE Professional Development is always seeking experienced engineering professionals with industry/academic backgrounds to propose and instruct seminars.

SAE contracts with instructors to present seminars on current, applications-oriented subjects, and fundamental and advanced process theory courses. The instructors are responsible for the course outline development; class notes including activities, practice sets, and case studies; presentation aides and materials; and instruction of the material on mutually agreeable dates.

All SAE seminars are subject to peer review by the Technical Review Committee (TRC) of the Continuing Professional Development Group before presentation. The TRC evaluates, approves and recommends whether a seminar should be included in the schedule. This process takes approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. If the reviewers have suggestions for a course, a SAE program developer will work with the instructor to incorporate those recommendations.

Other important points include:

  • SAE handles all course administration: scheduling, promotion and advertising, registration, and post-course evaluations.
  • SAE Seminars are usually one to three days in length and consist of approximately six and a half teaching hours per day.
  • SAE Seminars are presented at SAE Automotive Headquarters in Troy, Michigan, in conjunction with the SAE Annual World Congress, and as in-house education and training for requesting companies.
  • A seminar honorarium is offered with travel expenses reimbursed by SAE.
  • The instructor is responsible for developing the master support materials and obtaining permission to reprint copyrighted material from outside sources. SAE will then handle all reproduction and forwarding to the seminar site. When required, special texts can also be supplied, as long as arrangements are made before the seminar is promoted.

Instructor Qualifications

Find out what you need to submit to be considered as an SAE seminar instructor.

Seminar Proposal Guidelines*