Advisory Committees Department Meetings Newsletter Membership Lists
The Advisory Committees for the Allied Health Department serve as links
between the college and the community to provide instructors with guidance
on the needs of healthcare facilities, desired student competencies,
and technology changes. Members provide valuable services, such as:
- assist in the development of curriculum materials
and the integration of new technologies;
- review budget proposals and equipment needs;.
- provide support by helping to recruit and placing
students in the workforce;
- identify skills needed by program graduates;
- annually review and validate program competencies
and make appropriate recommendations;
programs by speaking to high school/college students, or visiting on
an individual basis with potential students providing information on
- Instructors are encouraged
to recruit a diverse group of members to ensure all segments of the
population are represented.
- Each program may choose the number of members
the instructor determines appropriate. It is recommended that a minimum
of 4 or 5 members of business and industry be represented on the
- It is recommended that the committee include
at least 1 former student and 1 current student.
Members are chosen for a minimum two year term. Membership is renewable
if the member is active and demonstrates interest in continuing to
- If a member does not attend advisory meetings,
the instructor should contact that member to determine interest.
If the individual is not able to devote the time required, that member
should be removed from the committee.
- The instructor may maintain contact with former
members by phone or email, as they can be helpful to the program
without being active on the committee.
- Advisory Committees should meet a minimum
of twice a year, once per semester.
- One meeting may be by phone, email, or personal
visit by the instructor.
- At least one of the meetings should be formal,
and held in the program classrooms or labs.
- An agenda should be prepared and mailed to each
member before formal or informal meetings. A confirmation call should
be made prior to the meeting.
- Spring meetings should include:
-Review of the program competencies
-Explanation of the Program Review document
-Review of new materials, books, lab projects
- Instructors are encouraged to visit members at
their place of business. Valuable information can be gained as to
the needs of that particular business.
- Each instructor should promote a format
that provides the most value to the committee.
- The committee may elect
members to be responsible for specific duties.
- The committee may choose
to have the instructor facilitate meetings.
- Minutes of the meeting are
to be typed and sent to the Coordinator of Allied Health Support
Services following each meeting.