Title page for ETD etd-06112009-063415

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Austin, C. Wayne
URN etd-06112009-063415
Title A study of the effectiveness of advisory committees in Virginia community colleges
Degree Master of Science
Department Vocational and Technical Education
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dugger, William E. Jr. Committee Chair
Eschenmann, Konrad Kurt Committee Member
Hillison, John H. Committee Member
  • Citizens' advisory committees in education
Date of Defense 1990-05-09
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The purpose of A STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES IN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES was to determine the effectiveness of advisory committees within the Virginia Community College system. How effective or ineffective these committees are being used has an effect on the programs within each college division.

Data were gathered by means of a survey instrument which was developed and mailed to each community college dean in the state of Virginia. The results of the study revealed that advisory committees were widely used in community colleges in the state of Virginia, however, these committees were not used as effectively as they could be. Advisory committees used in Virginia's community colleges were used most effectively in helping with the identification of occupational skills needed by program graduates and in identifying area labor market needs.

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