E-3: Program Advisory Committees

Adoption Date: 05/18/92  |  Revision Date: 05/18/98  |  Revision Date: 08/26/08 | Review Date: 12/04/18

Prairie State College shall establish a Program Advisory Committee system to serve as a primary resource for advice and assistance to the College administration and the respective faculty responsible for a given program. Each Program Advisory Committee shall exist to serve the College and its students as well as the business and industrial sector in the continuing efforts to keep instructional standards, curricular content, and equipment current with respect to student needs and requirements of the local job market.

Each instructional program shall have a designated Program Advisory Committee. The same committee may serve more than one program, depending upon the relatedness of the programs and curricula, as determined by the Vice President of Academic Affairs or Vice President of Community & Economic Development.

In addition to the required advisory committees described above, additional advisory committees may be established, upon approval of the College President, to serve specific educational or student support programs.

The President shall establish administrative rules and procedures which will include the responsibilities of the Program Advisory Committee, selection of members, terms of membership, College representatives and their responsibilities, committee organization and schedule of meetings, and recognition and privileges of membership. The procedures also shall include the process for the annual review and evaluation of the Program Advisory Committee system. Grant Program Advisory Committees and accredited academic programs shall follow the recommended guidelines for advisory committees.