Coastal Pines Technical College Hosts Professional Development Day and the First Advisory Committee Meeting of the Year
Coastal Pines Technical College Early Childhood and Education Instructors met with committee members to coordinate plans for the upcoming year. Committee members in attendance were (L to R): Kalista Green, ECCE Instructor, Jesup; Janie Guyton, Advisory Committee Member; Sandi Boatright, Advisory Committee Member and Student; Debbie Yarbrough, Instructor; and Ruth Nimmer, ECCE Instructor, Waycross.
Last week the faculty and staff of Coastal Pines Technical College convened on the Jesup site to plan for the academic year. Dr. Glenn Deibert, president of the college, opened the day by welcoming everyone. His comments were followed by a brief presentation led by the Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Cindy Tanner, on social media tips for promoting the college. Afterwards Dr. Deibert held a question and answer session to update personnel on merger processes and institutional progress as the college prepares for Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) representatives to visit in the fall. Following lunch, the faculty met with their various departments to plan for the upcoming fall semester.
Later in the day area community and business leaders serving as advisory committee members assembled in the C. Paul Scott Polytechnical building for dinner. As the dinner began, Dr. Deibert welcomed guests and thanked committee members for their commitment to technical education. He commented on their dedication, how they had taken time from their busy schedules to travel to Jesup to assist in planning courses and programs in their professional fields. Afterwards, committee members made their way to classrooms to attend their respective advisory committee meeting.
Program advisory committees are composed primarily of persons in the industry and include persons from the college service delivery area and employment market. Membership may also include representatives from high school programs and other college programs. Committees meet twice each year.
During the advisory committee meetings, program staff solicited input from members to assist in the evaluation of program effectiveness, job development, job placement, program promotion and evaluation (in relation to standards), program advocacy, and business and industry support of the program. Advisory committees promote interaction between program faculty and businesses and industries served by the program; faculty use the expertise of advisory committee members to enhance program content. Coastal Pines Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia.