HCA PROGRAM ADVISORY COUNCIL
The advisory council to the Health Care Administration Program is a vital link between the academic and health care professional communities which need to positively interact as they assist each other in the development of students in this field. The advisory council is made up of on and off-campus individuals from a variety of disciplines, all of which touch upon the study of health care administration.
The purpose of the council is to advise the director of the program in matters related to curriculum development, program development, professional development, and community development. Such advice might include information related to courses, internships, tutorials, trends in health care, civic engagement opportunities, networking for students, etc. In effect, the council is a resource group, whereby the program and the council’s membership can gain mutual advantages from their exchange of ideas.
The council operates on both formal and informal levels. There are two general meetings each academic year which take place on campus. Between these meetings, a variety of opportunities exist for dialogues on an informal basis among members of the council and the director on an as needed basis.
Ultimately, the advisory council acts as a mechanism to facilitate the exchange of ideas among individuals who are committed to the professional development of students in the field of health care administration.
For a list of council membership, see the HCA Program Handbook (PDF).