UW-Extension Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning and its collaborative partners recognize the value and importance of involving external stakeholders from appropriate fields (business and industry, government, education, and others) in the development, delivery, and promotion of its collaborative credit and non-credit programs through program advisory boards. These groups provide a critical link between educators, students, and practitioners in the field in order to achieve program quality and relevance.
Role and Responsibilities of Advisory Board Members
The program advisory board and responsible program staff will work together to ensure that the program is delivering learning that is current, up to date, and relevant to prevailing business, industry, labor, and professional employment practices. The boards provide support and advice to academic programs, assist in the development of new programs, and identify best practice standards. Board members also serve as ambassadors to the programs, providing a connection to and ongoing exchange of information and ideas with members of a broader society.