Advisory committees are created to provide guidance and advice regarding curricula as well as to special programs and services of the college. Some of the specific roles they play include:
- They serve as communication links between the college and the community; between the college and professional, occupational, or special service groups. They acquaint the community with available college resources and the college with community needs.
- They identify specific skills and provide suggestions concerning technical information, equipment, and facilities necessary for college programs or special services.
- They identify community resources that may support or contribute to the success of college programs and services.
- They keep the college informed about changes in the economy and labor market, including specific workforces needs and surpluses.
- They assess program and service needs from the perspective of the community.
- They recommend competent personnel to serve as adjunct faculty, guest lecturers or speakers, and advisory committee members.
- They assist in developing, evaluating and updating curricula; in placing graduates; in locating potential resources; and, in identifying qualified applicants for instructional positions.
See the member lists at the links below (shown in Acrobat PDFs):
- Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
- Dental Advisory Committee
- Exercise Science and Nutrition Advisory Committee
- Facility Technologies Advisory Committee
- Fashion and Interior Design Advisory Committee
- Gallery Management Advisory Committee
- Medical Assisting Advisory Committee
- President's Diversity Advisory Committee
- Respiratory Therapy Advisory Committee
- Teacher Education Advisory Committee