ERIC Number: ED463411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Effective Advisory Committees. In Brief: Fast Facts for Policy and Practice.
In career and technical education (CTE), advisory committees are groups of employers and community representatives who advise educators on the design, development, operation, evaluation, and revision of CTE programs. These committees may oversee an entire program or institution, provide input to a specific department or technical area, or advise an entire school district or state system. Advisory committees often have responsibilities in the areas of curriculum and instruction, program review, recruitment and job placement, student organizations, staff development, community and public relations, resource development, and legislation. Effective advisory committees provide ongoing evaluation, consultation, and research on programs and curriculum. Indicators of effectiveness include appropriate structure, group processes, and procedures. A committee composed of knowledgeable, committed, and participating members who understand their role and use effective group processes, connected to an institution that genuinely desires their input, will enhance the effectiveness of the institution and serve the best interests of the students. (Contains 13 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Planning, Governing Boards, Group Dynamics, Planning, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Relationship, Responsibility, Role, Secondary Education, Status, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.nccte.org/publications/infosynthesis/in-brief/in-brief 17/inbrief17-advcomm.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dissemination Center for Career and Technical Education, Columbus, OH.