EVOC 502 WA6
Vocational Advisory Committee

Specific Information and Criteria

OBJECTIVE - Each EVOC 502 scholar will develop a written proposal, in accordance with the six criteria indicated below, for establishing a vocational advisory committee relative to a particular course or program in which he/she might teach or is presently teaching.

RATIONALE - Many institutions that offer vocational occupational programs are required by law to have program advisory committees. In the past, vocational administrators have been the people who have been primarily involved with the establishment and organization of advisory committees, but with our diverse and technically oriented educational system, classroom instructors are becoming much more directly involved with such committees. Every vocational instructor should have the knowledge and skills be able to establish and/or maintain a vocational advisory committee for the course or program in which he/she teaches.

CRITERIA - It is expected that each scholar will:

  1. Comply with all of the General Criteria for Written Assignments.

  2. Develop a proposal for the formation of a vocational advisory committee for a particular existing course or program. The proposal should be addressed to an appropriate school administrator.

    NOTE: Scholars who have had previous experience with advisory committees may elect to describe that experience, as long as the information indicated in items 3, 4, 5 and 6 below is addressed.

  3. Provide a brief description of the course or program for which the advisory committee will be (or has been) formed.

  4. Clearly define the basic purpose of the advisory committee relative to the course or program indicated above and include information about the major specific functions of the advisory committee.

  5. Describe the steps necessaryto go about establishing an advisory committee to serve the course or program described. Include information about recruiting and retaining advisory committee members.

  6. List and briefly describe at least one good resource from which further information about advisory committees can be obtained.

RESOURCES - Solicit information and suggestions from administrators and other instructors at the institution at which you teach who have worked with advisory committees. Visit the library and tell the librarian you want to find information about vocational advisory committees. Use an online search engine to look for "vocational advisory committees" or "trade advisory committees." Take a look at Fred Fudrucker's WA6 Example to see what a correctly formatted WA6 Advisory Committee Proposal should look like.

One point is associated with each of the six criteria listed above.

This assignment may be submitted via e-mail, posted on a Web site or turned in as a hard copy document. Under all circumstances it should be completed on or before the date indicated on the EVOC 502/3 Class Schedule.