COMPREHENSIVE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
Advisory committees are an important component of any college that is committed to developing and maintaining consistent standards and activities for success in meeting goals and objectives. Primarily, advisory committees serve to provide information and guidance. Many committees add “assist” to that role in that the members, through their various organizations, are able to expand learning opportunities for members of the college community.
Membership for advisory committees is relative to their purpose, COTC is a technical college seeking to meet the needs of employers and students by providing instruction and training in knowledge and skills that enable students to meet the needs of the employer’s workforce.
Thus, the overriding intent for the COTC advisory committees is to provide high quality, reliable, and responsive information regarding the needs of employers related to practices, technology and support for programs and the community. This information, when acted upon in a logical and timely manner, is consistent with the implementation of relevant, quality instruction and the means for assessment of instructional outcomes. Such activities are also important to the strategic planning process of the College.
Recommendations, once considered and adopted may be acted upon and accomplished through the delivery of efficient, enhanced, and collaborative support and services. Also, these advisory committees will foster the development of both innovative and proactive approaches to instruction, the use of technology and other expertise to assist the college in planning for effective use of both current and future technologies.
Comprehensively, advisory committees provide advice to academic and academic support areas regarding strategic directions that enhance the growth of the College.
Each advisory committee is made up of business, industry, and community leaders and operates as a separate entity from any other faculty and staff committees.
Each advisory committee selects a chairman from among its members that is not a member of the faculty or staff of COTC.
Each advisory committee is charged through the Office of the President of OSUN-COTC and operates under the direct auspices of the Dean of Faculty.
Advisory committee meetings are normally scheduled in the Autumn and Spring of each academic year. The fundamental activities of these meetings are noted below.
Review program goals/assessment outcomes for relevance and make recommendations.
Review enrollment, graduation and placement data and make recommendations to enhance related activities.
Review plan of study and make recommendations.
Review data gathered for assessment purposes, i.e. job titles and skills/tasks needed to confirm or identify trends and make recommendations.