ERIC Number: ED392478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
People, Programs, & Partnerships: ABCs of Advisory Committees Technical Programs in Community Colleges.
Lopez, Viola M.
A project was undertaken at Cuyahoga Community College (CCC), in Ohio, to develop guidelines to maximize the utilization of advisory committees in technical programs. Surveys were distributed to 200 advisory committee members under the auspices of Business and Technology at CCC's Western Campus asking them to rate 26 essential characteristics of advisory committees and members presented in alphabetical order. Based on responses received from 94 members, the following 12 categories were identified as measurable guidelines for the role of advisory committee members: (1) active participation; (2) curriculum development; (3) donations; (4) employment opportunities; (5) field trips to businesses; (6) guest speakers; (7) internships and externships; (8) knowledge and expertise; (9) quality control and standards; (10) student recruitment; (11) building the part-time and substitute teaching pool; and (12) the promotion of programs. The 14 additional areas also received support from respondents and were related to the affective domain or personal traits and characteristics of members. These include communication skills, computational skills, and employability skills. Appendixes provide the cover letter and survey instrument; an advisory member profile grid, including member skills, knowledge, and expertise; a contacts, influence, and demographics grid; an advisory committee model developed from survey results; and the CCC Western Campus technical program model. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Parma Heights, OH. Western Campus.