In this conference report, Daniels describes the importance of integrating advisory boards of programs and educational institutions into the decision making process for curricula. By selecting an effective advisory board, a school or program can provide itself with a pool of industry individuals who can provide useful advice and strategic leadership. "At the foundation of this paper is a strong conviction that an advisory board will enhance the collaboration between higher education and the industry it serves and have a direct and positive impact on the educational process and the success of the school or program." Information on the fundamentals of an advisory board, when to form, selecting appropriate members, and encouraging participation are included.

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