Advisory Committees

A6Advisory Committees

Programs that are designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce after completion of a degree or certificate are guided by Advisory Committees. Advisory Committees are composed of local and regional professionals in a program’s field and Kishwaukee College instructors. Together, employers and educators share information, ideas, and ensure that the programs and curricula are responsive to the real world workforce experience in the field.

The Role of the Advisory Committee Member: What It's All About

Occupational advisory committees are mandated by both federal and state laws. You have been selected as a member of an advisory committee to lend your expertise, knowledge, and experience as an advisor to public education. Individuals who are selected to serve are chosen because they have proven success in their chosen occupations. You are a valuable asset to Kishwaukee College in that you will be advising the college regarding the proper preparation of students for rewarding careers of their choice.

The students, who will be the ultimate beneficiaries of your labors on the committee, will eventually be working in the occupation or cluster of occupations you represent. The students must be able to compete in the job market, find and hold employment in their chosen fields, be able to progress on the job, and be a productive, active member of society. In order to provide a quality education for students, the college needs your advice and assistance.

What the committee will do--and the effectiveness of the process--will depend to a great extent on how well you as a member make it work. The recommendations you make, the advice you give, and the efforts you expend will all help in providing an excellent learning opportunity for the student.

Why Should I Be Involved?

The answer to this question varies from individual to individual; however, the reasons given by others include:

1.   You gain the personal satisfaction of involvement in the educational process.

2.   The college provides businesses with a source of quality employees.

3.   The industrial and business community pays a large share of taxes to support colleges and it is important to assist in the stewardship of those funds.

4.   You will receive recognition from your colleagues, friends, and family.

5.   Your company, whose name will appear along with your own, will enjoy the prestige of having one of its employees involved in voluntary public service.

6.   You will experience the personal satisfaction of having your knowledge and expertise recognized.

7.   You will have an opportunity to invest in the future of your community or state.

What is an Advisory Committee?

An advisory committee is a group of citizens selected to collectively provide advice to the community college in regard to occupational education. The majority of members are from outside the field of education, representing labor, management, and the general public. They serve in an advisory capacity and without pay or compensation.

What Will I Be Asked to Do?

You may be asked to help accomplish any of the following objectives which include but are not limited to:

1.   Promoting the program and occupational education in the community.

2.   Advising faculty and staff of trends in the industry or occupation.

3.   Advising on criteria for program evaluation, planning, development, and implementation.

4.   Advising on appropriate instructional equipment and/or work-site learning experience.

5.   Advising on criteria for selection of instructors and students.

Program Fall 2017 Meeting Spring 2018 Meeting  

Continuing Education and Adult Education

Truck Driver Training (TRK)

NOV 9th

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

6pm   Room: A 1228

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Program Fall 2017 Meeting Spring 2018 Meeting  

Career Technologies

Automated Engineering Technology (AET)

October 5, 2017

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

6pm  Room: A 1228

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Automotive Technology (AMT)

October 17, 2017

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6:30pm   Room: E 131

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Aviation Flight (AVF)

No Meeting Held.

 

No Meeting Scheduled.

 

 

Computer Aided Design Technology (CAD)

November 1, 2017

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

6pm  Room: A 1228

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Computer Information Systems (CIS)

October 12, 2017

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

6pm  Room: C 1121

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Criminal Justice (CRJ)

October 4, 2017

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

5:30pm   Room: C 1134

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Collision Repair Technology (CRT)

Meeting Cancelled.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

6pm   Room: TBA

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Diesel Power Technology (DPT)

November 2, 2017

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

6:30pm   Room: E 131

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Electronics (ELE)

October 19, 2017

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

6pm  Room: A 1228

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Horticulture (HOR)

October 11, 2017

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

1pm   Room: A 1228

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Office Systems (OS)

December 7, 2017

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

12pm   Room: A 1228

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Welding Technology (WT)

November 13, 2017

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Monday, April 9, 2018

6pm   Room: A 1228

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Program Fall 2017 Meeting Spring 2018 Meeting  

Health and Education

Complementary Health Programs (CHP)

November 7, 2017

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

3:30pm  Room: B 1234

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Early Childhood Education (ECE)

September 15, 2017

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Friday, February 2, 2018

8am  Room: B 1234

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

October 2, 2017

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2pm  Room: B 1276

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Nursing (NUR)

October 3, 2017

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

4pm  Room: B 1276

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Radiologic Technology (RA)

October 26, 2017

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

4:30pm  Location: TBA

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Program Fall 2017 Meeting Spring 2018 Meeting  

Math/Science/Business

Accounting, Marketing Management, Business (ACC/MM/BUS)

October 24, 2017

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No Meeting Scheduled.