Your Program Advisory Committee:
Program Advisory Committees are required for every college under Minnesota State Colleges and universities which includes a “credit-based academic programs determined by a college to be preparation for initial or continued employment”. A Program Advisory Committee is required by Minnesota State Policy 3.31, further explained in Minnesota State Procedure 3.31.1, and is discussed in the Career Program Advisory Committee Handbook.
The role of a Program Advisory Committee is to:
- identify college program needs and opportunities,
- describe the current status and dynamic nature of its industry and/or occupation(s),
- provide guidance and advice on initial development, accountability, expansion, and closure of academic programs or related program clusters at the college or with related programs at high schools, colleges, and/or universities, and
- review the intended competencies and other learning outcomes associated with the program on an ongoing basis.
NTC includes a review of Student Learning Outcomes with each Program Advisory Committee on an annual basis as part of the Annual Student Learning Outcome Improvement Plan & Report.
- Minnesota Statutes: Minn. Stat. § 136F.52 Local Advisory Committees
- Minnesota State Board Policy 3.30 Program Advisory Committee
- Minnesota State System Procedure 3.30.1 College Program Advisory Committees
- NTC Policy 3045-1-01 Program Advisory Committees