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.
Interim Department Head, Office of Student Field Experiences