ERIC Number: ED115767
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Organizing and Using an Advisory Council.
Miller, Larry E.
The primary purpose of an advisory council is to assist and advise the teacher and administration in planning, organizing, and conducting an instructional program in agricultural education that will effectively meet the needs of the people in the community. Advisory councils are classified as general (serves all of vocational education or a selected occupational segment), local option (serves as a specific consulting committee), and ad hoc (serves to advise on a particular problem or task). The procedures for establishing the council are described: preliminary planning, selecting council members, organizing and starting the new council, officers, rotating members, constitution and by-laws, and frequency of meetings. Suggested activities to be undertaken by the council and the agricultural education teacher are provided. Guidelines are presented to insure the maintenance of the council. References are included. One-half of the document contains appended materials: a sample constitution and by-laws for the agricultural advisory council of a high school, a sample outline for a handbook for committee members, the functions of the advisory council member, sample agenda, examples of items for consideration by the committee, and an open letter in reply to an invitation to serve on an advisory council. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Agricultural Education Program.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Agricultural Education Service.