Business Advisory Council

Functions, Benefits, & Purposes

 

I. Purpose and Objectives

The purpose of the Ohio Christian University Business Advisory Council individually and collectively is to advise the university on the appropriate strategic direction of the Business Management Department including, but not limited to, the following:

 

  • Review and evaluate the applicability and appropriateness of the Business Department’s mission, objectives, and goals.
  • Review and evaluate the currency of the Business Department’s academic programs, course offerings, initiatives, and programs.
  • Identify educational needs and make suggestions on how to incorporate these needs into the curriculum.
  • Promote awareness of the Business Department and the University as a whole.
  • Provide contacts, mentoring, and advice to students related to career development, job-seeking activities, and current issues in business.
  • Engage in interaction with the Business students and faculty to increase their awareness of the changing business environment nationally and globally.
  • Support the Ohio Christian University Business Management Program and the University as a whole to the public, business community, government leaders, and interested parties.

 

The Business Advisory Council is not a legal entity of Ohio Christian University and is advisory in nature.

 

II. Membership

The members of the Ohio Christian University Business Advisory Council will be invited by the Department Chair of the Ohio Christian University Business Department with the approval of the President of the University.

 

III. Term

Members will be invited to serve a three-year term and are renewable for membership in good standing with the concurrence of the Business Advisory Council, the Chair of the Business Department, and the University President. Terms will begin with the annual meeting and conclude the day prior to the fourth annual meeting.

 

IV. Meetings

One formal meeting of the Business Advisory Council will be held annually during the academic year. Additional meetings will be called if special conditions warrant additional meetings. The 2010 Business Advisory Council Meeting will be May 5, 2010.

 

V. Member Benefits

The Business Advisory Council members will benefit from participating in the Council in the following ways:

 

  • Provide valuable assistance to the OCU Business Department in helping prepare students for entry into the workforce.
  • Receive special invitations to Ohio Christian University leadership conferences.
  • Opportunity to serve in making a difference in the lives and careers of students.
  • Obtain access to business research and projects sponsored by the Business Department.
  • Access to the advice and counsel of the Business Department Chair for specific business related issues or need for information.
  • Privilege of interfacing with dedicated faculty members who have vast amounts of practical experience in business.

 

VI. Membership Costs

Although there is no cost of membership, Ohio Christian University exists with the support of the Christian community and supporters. Therefore, members are encouraged to support the Ohio Christian University Business Department and the University as a whole.

 

VII. Member Responsibilities

Members’ service is highly appreciated by the Ohio Christian University Business Department. The service of the members of the Ohio Christian University Business Council is encouraged to be as follows:

 

  • Faithfully attend the annual and special meetings of the Business Advisory Council.
  • Identify educational needs and make suggestions on how to incorporate these needs into the curriculum.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the Business Department and the University as a whole.
  • Promote awareness of the Business Department and the University as a whole.
  • Serve as a mentor to students in their academic pursuits.
  • Advise and counsel Business students and the Business faculty to increase their awareness of the changing business environment nationally and globally.
  • Mentor and assist students in their “networking” opportunities related to internships and career placement.
  • Participate in the Distinguished Speaker Series to bring current messages and be available for interaction with students and faculty.
  • Serve as ambassadors in support of the Business Department programs and the University as a whole to the public, business community, government leaders, and interested parties.
  • Assist in the recruitment of executives for the “Executive-in-Residence” Program.
  • Become familiar with the Business Department’s programs, faculty, leadership, and the University as a whole.
  • Serve on task forces and committees on an as-needed basis.