This Board is established to provide the College and the Department with the help and advice of its professional physics alumni. It is anticipated that the Board will assist the Faculty and the Department Chair in the development of new opportunities and strategies, while maintaining its unique areas of teaching and research excellence. It is particularly important for the Board to alert the Department of extramural educational and research programs and to provide appropriate funding information and advice. Synergistic opportunities at Dartmouth within the Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will be evaluated. The effectiveness of the Department within Dartmouth's liberal arts setting will also be reviewed periodically, including its curricular and independent outreach to students majoring in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions, the Interdisciplinary Programs, and also the Department's public lecture offerings to the community.