ERIC Number: ED162716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Hospitality Education Advisory Committee.
Bloom, Thomas A.
The use of advisory committees for the development, maintenance, and continued exchange of information for hospitality education programs is discussed. Two types of committees are the general advisory type, which can deal with entire programs on institutional and community levels, and the single-field type, which helps develop programs in specific areas. The advantages of advisory committees are: (1) they provide a unique opportunity to gather occupational and industrial information that can augment programs; (2) their organization and function can be tailored to specific situations and needs; and (3) they can function effectively without assuming either legislative or administrative responsibility. Hospitality education advisory committee members show the greatest continued interest and participation in school projects when their advice is sought frequently, their suggestions are adopted, democratic procedures are followed in meetings, they receive public credit for their contributions, they are invited to attend department meetings and campus functions, and when school representatives keep them informed of the progress that results from their work. Factors to be considered in choosing advisory committee members are experience, adequate time available, character, community representation, and length of committee service. Committee activities and suggestions for dealing with members are listed. (MB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Hospitality Education
Note: A position paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management Education, Inc. (32nd, Las Vegas, Nevada, August, 1977)