ERIC Number: ED231477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Developing Lay Advisory Committees to the Liberal Arts. CSCC Bulletin, Issue 8, 1983.
Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.
Lay advisory committees for the humanities offer community colleges a means of maintaining connections with the communities they serve. These groups can provide information and advice on ways to encourage students to enroll in liberal arts courses, the characteristics of liberal arts students, ways of developing modules for occupational courses, appropriate extracurricular offerings and off-campus liberal arts events, and community potentials for internships and jobs for students. Members of the committees, who may be community leaders, museum directors, librarians, scientists, artists, and other professionals committed to the arts and sciences, can offer valuable assistence in helping students and graduates find jobs or gain admission to upper-division programs, establish selection processes for honors programs, set up and conduct effective follow-up procedures, develop community surveys, and establish programs for gifted students. In addition, lay advisory committees can be involved in instructional matters and community outreach, offering new avenues for integrating the college with its community resources. Committees of this sort have been established in various parts of the country; e.g., in the St. Louis Community Colleges committees have been formed for mass communications and commercial art, round table meetings are held regularly at West Los Angeles College, and efforts have been undertaken at Miami-Dade Community College to coordinate the efforts of its many advisory committees. (LL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Community Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.