Advisory Committees

Advisory 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.

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.

Program
Fall 2017 Meeting
Spring 2018 Meeting
Accounting / Marketing
Management / Business
October 24, 2017
April 6, 2018
8am   Room: TBA
Minutes
Automated Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Technology
October 5, 2017
Minutes
Thursday, April 5, 2018
6pm    Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Automotive Technology
October 17, 2017
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
6:30pm   Room: E 131
Minutes
Computer Aided Design Technology
November 1, 2017
Agenda
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1228
Agenda
Complementary Health Programs
November 7, 2017
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
3:30pm   Room: B 1234
Minutes
Computer Information Systems
October 12, 2017
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1228
Minutes
Criminal Justice
October 4, 2017
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
5:30pm    Room: C 1134
Minutes
Collision Repair Technology
 
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6pm   Room: B 1403
Minutes
Diesel Power Technology
November 2, 2017
Thursday, March 8, 2018
6:30pm   Room: E 131
Early Childhood Education
September 15, 2017
Friday, February 2, 2018
8am  Room: B 1234
Electronics
October 19, 2017
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1410D
Minutes
Emergency Medical Services
October 2, 2017
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
2pm   Room: B 1276
Agenda
Minutes
Horticulture
October 11, 2017
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
1:30pm   Room: A 1228
Nursing
October 3, 2017
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
4pm   Room: B 1276
Minutes
Office Systems
December 7, 2017
Thursday, April 12, 2018
12pm   Room: A 1228
Minutes
Radiologic Technology
October 26, 2017
Thursday, April 12, 2018
4:30pm   Location: Off Campus
Agenda
Minutes
Truck Driver Training
November 9, 2017
Minutes
Thursday, April 26, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1228
Agenda
Minutes
Welding Technology
November 13, 2017
Monday, April 9, 2018
6pm   Room: A 1411
Minutes