Advisory Committees

Clark College


bannerThe Clark College Theme for the 2016 - 17 Academic Year is Transformation!

We are looking forward to working with our many dedicated Advisory Committee members this year.  Look for some exciting NEW trainings, NEW meeting formats and even more opportunities to connect with students.

If you need any information about your committee, or about how to connect with students or faculty; or if you would like to nominate a new committee member, please contact the Advisory Coordinator at

Business and Community Learning Series

Business and Community Learning Series

You are invited to join us this year's series of Business and Community Learning events.
Each of these events will be held at Clark College in a "lunch and learn" format. All events are free and open to the public. 

View list of events

The Power of Completion

Read the SBCTC news release about the huge contribution that WA community colleges made to the state economy, and the potential rate of return for students from a community college education.


See the new glossary of Clark College terms to help you navigate some of the campus language and points of discussion in Advisory Committee meetings.

Legislative Action!

Our recent Business and Community Learning Series event 'Legislative Advocacy & You' highlighted the important support our Advisory Committee partners and Community members can offer as Advocates for the College. 

Read more about the 2017 Legislative Agenda for Washington Community and Technical Colleges

See an explanation of the Operating Budget Request for Washington Community and Technical Colleges for 2017-19


Guided Pathways

The new Academic Plan for Clark College was completed this past year, and has been developed with a focus on six goals. These goals will provide not only an insititutional vision but a shared destination for our collective work.

Goal 1 is to establish well defined pathways for all degree and certificate programs.  The Pathways model will help to ensure greater student success and completion by providing a defined course structure:

"In guided pathways colleges, faculty clearly map out academic programs to create educationally coherent pathways, each with clearly defined learning outcomes that build across the curriculum and are aligned with requirements for further education and career advancement in the given field."

'Redesigning America's Community Colleges - A Clearer Path to Student Success' , Bailey, Jaggers & Jenkins (Harvard University Press, 2015)  p16    

To read more about Guided Pathways:  Go to Overview of Guided Pathways from SBCTC and Editorial from the SBCTC

You can also learn more about Clark College's Strategic Plan


Offering internships is a great way for Advisory Committee members to connect with students and support the College!

Clark College: Internship Resources for Employers

Article - 'Legal Issues: Internships'

'Unpaid Internships 101' - WA State Dept. of Labor & Industries