Dear Kimberly,We created an advisory board about four years ago with the goal of having a core group of advocates from among faculty, staff, and students who could communicate essential information to and collect feedback from their various constituent groups. While I would say we don't meet all of our goals quite as well as I would have hoped, the conversations we have at our two meetings per year are excellent. We consider issues of student usage, stigma, models of delivery of tutoring services, institutional culture around academic support, and much more. There are always good, concrete action items to come out of the conversation, and I believe the overall benefit has been well worth the effort of creating and maintaining the board.We ask for a three-year term of commitment (and are working to stagger terms now). Members include a professor from each division of the college of arts and sciences and from one of the professional schools, the associate provost who oversees our operation, a representative from staff on the student life side, a representative from athletics, and a current student peer tutor.I ask advisory board members to
- Be familiar with the Academic Assistance mission, goals, structure (including process for selecting, hiring, and training tutors), and services
- Attend two meetings per year
- Communicate with members of their department or division about AAC services
- Solicit feedback from within their department or division about AAC services and share this information with the advisory board
- Be both a sounding board and an innovator at advisory board meetings
I am quite open to hearing about the make-up and function of other people's advisory boards.
--Leslie~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to http://www.lists.ufl.edu/On Mon, May 22, 2017 at 11:54 AM, Kimberly Courtwright <[log in to unmask]> wrote:Good Afternoon,~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To access the LRNASST-L archives or User Guide, or to change your subscription options (including subscribe/unsubscribe), point your web browser to http://www.lists.ufl.edu/archiThis summer, I would like to create an advisory board of sorts. I am looking to create an opportunity for faculty to provide suggestions, discuss their expectations on what tutoring should look like, as well as have an opportunity to learn more about our services and get to know our tutors.I have a list of what I do not want to happen with this group, but I thought I would see if anyone currently has a board (perhaps not called an advisory board) that allows faculty to come together with tutors to collaborate for the good of the students.Any suggestions and or warnings of what not to do are requested!
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