ERIC Number: ED160748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
50 Ways to Get More Out of Your Advisory Committee.
Riendeau, Albert J.
Preceding a list of fifty ways to use advisory committees more effectively is a discussion on the expanding roles of vocational education and their advisory councils and on their relationship as a team. The list is intended to assist vocational instructors and administrators and is not meant to be exhaustive. The following ten examples are representative of some of the ideas included in the list: (1) involve members in planning ways for making occupational education available, attractive, and meaningful to all students without regard to race, creed, sex, religion, or geographical location; (2) send a reminder letter along with an agenda of the coming meeting to each member about two weeks before a scheduled meeting and invite suggestions for inclusion on the agenda; (3) provide members with maps of the campus to assist them in locating parking, meeting rooms, etc.; (4) inform the members about the pertinent actions and activities of the State Board for Vocational Education; (5) invite the members to school functions such as graduation, open house, special exhibits, athletic events, and plays; (6) encourage school administrators to reward the committee's efforts when particular goals have been achieved; (7) work through members to arrange a conducted tour of industrial facilities for school field trips; (8) put a name plate on donated equipment showing the contributing member's name and firm; (9) avoid unnecessary detail work for the advisory committee members; and (10) have in attendance at all committee meetings a representative of the occupational education department. (BM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Note: Paper presented at the 1978 Technical Assistance Conference, "Business-Industry-Labor Inputs into Vocational Education Personnel Development" (Columbus, Ohio, April 3-5, 1978); For related documents see CE 016 702-704