Various units within higher education rely on an advisory council to help guide policy, practice, and strategy. These boards usually consist of external business contacts or subject matter experts. In this article, we present a review of the use of advisory councils in higher education, with particular attention given to business education. We then provide advice and information based on our own experience with developing and maintaining an advisory council for an executive education unit. While there is no single best way to engage an advisory board for productive academic benefit, we provide several ideas for consideration in the hopes that executive education practitioners might be able to draw upon them for their own advisory council.
Rose, Kevin J. and Stiefer, Théres W.
"Advisory Councils in Executive Education: Insights from Practice,"
Journal of Executive Education: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jee/vol12/iss1/3