ERIC Number: ED378088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
On History Advisory Councils: Why Your Department Should Have an Advisory Board, and How To Set One Up. Second Edition.
Pomeroy, Robert W.
History advisory councils provide a means for incorporating career development and professional experience into the functioning of a history department. The nature of these councils is essentially advisory, focusing on the application of history in nonacademic settings. History advisory councils help to ensure that a market-oriented element is included in the curriculum of the history department. These councils also can help to forge a stronger relationship between the educational institution and the community at large. This report details the advantages of history advisory councils and the means by which they may be developed. The information focuses primarily on history departments at the postsecondary level, although mention is made of application in secondary and elementary settings. Guidelines are presented to aid in the organization of councils and typical functions of councils are described. Additionally, prominent concerns regarding the establishment of history advisory councils are addressed and an extensive list of supporting resources is given. (CK)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Career Awareness, Cooperative Education, Higher Education, History Instruction, School Community Relationship
National Center for the Study of History, Rural Route #1, Box 679, Cornish, ME 04020 ($4).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of History, Cornish, ME.