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A study of the effectiveness of advisory committees in Virginia community colleges
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.