Advisory Board Networks

Various teacher education disciplines utilize  external advisory boards for program enhancement. The membership of teacher education advisory boards typically includes representation from the following constituent groups: teachers, administrators, Area Education Agencies, and Iowa Department of Education; policy makers; business representatives, students, and community agencies.

Action:  Before recommending an appropriate degree of expansion or improvement, the first step was to develop a process that collects data related to advisory board networks in order to assess the extent of their use.

Results:  Partially completed – acquired a list of advisory boards related to teacher education:  16 advisory boards/councils were identified. Have not yet collectedt the frequency of meetings or goals of the boards/councils.

Next Step:  Determine the need for expanded development of advisory boards, and project an appropriate target for Y3.

Contact Info: 

Nadene Davidson

Interim Department Head, Office of Student Field Experiences