Program Advisory Committee
Rationale for an Advisory Committee
- To advise educators in establishing, operating and evaluating programs for students, business, industry and the community.
- To provide advice, assistance and expertise to instructors and administrators.
- To acquire current information that will help in the design, update, modification and expansion of programs.
- To assist in curriculum review and verification of community needs.
- To provide recommendations in the selection and acquisition of equipment.
- To serve as a liaison between the program, industry, business and community.
Advisory committees represent a significant sampling of the business, industry or groups they are representing, yet are small enough to permit active participation in discussions and in the formulation of recommendations (usually five to seven members).
Where practical, advisory committees reflect the defined service area with representation from various ethnic groups, diverse income levels and age groups, the disabled and both sexes.
Advisory committee members are selected with the following criteria in mind:
- Appropriate experience in the program area
- Adequate time to participate
- Good standing in the community
- Interest and dependability
- Ability to communicate
- Knowledge of the service area and the subject matter
- Commitment to program improvement
Advisory committee membership is for a three-year period with possible reappointment. The appointments are staggered to ensure continuity.