The Advisory Board serves as a close group of independent, highly experienced educational and industry professionals who have agreed to lend some of their time and expertise to support Prague College.
The purpose of the Advisory Board is to advise on the academic and institutional strategy that underpins plans for college development.
The Advisory Board offers critical analysis and support to the Senior Management Group (SMG) and to others at the college in positions of academic and administrative leadership, in order to enhance and promote current good practice in the organization, and to discuss and discover fresh approaches to strategy and practice when needed.
Members of the Advisory Board engage with various constituents from the college, including students, faculty and staff, offering support and advice within their individual and collective areas of expertise.
The Advisory Board represents a dynamic and international mix of higher education professionals, outstanding personalities from beyond higher education and other highly reputable and engaging business and community leaders.
- The Advisory Board consists of 7 to 11 members including independent members, associate members and executive members. Members generally serve for a period of three to four years. In addition, the Director of the college is a member ex officio.
- Almost all members of the Advisory Board are independent members, meaning that they are not employed by Prague College nor its partners, and they do not receive remuneration beyond expenses for their Advisory Board work.
- Members of the Advisory Board who undertake projects or employment for remuneration from the college (other than Advisory Board activities) are executive members of the Advisory Board, and are by definition not independent, and may represent a small minority of members on the Advisory Board.
- Ocassionally, members of the Advisory Board may be invited from college academic partners or other service providers to the college. Such associate members recuse themselves in the event of any discussions that may impact or conflict with their main employment roles.
- Retired members of the Advisory Board are emeritus members who no longer formally take part in Advisory Board activities but continue to be trusted advisors to the college.
- The Advisory Board selects a chairperson from its ranks; in the absence of a selected chairperson, the director of the college will assume or delegate the role of chair until such time as a new chair is selected.
The annual meeting provides an opportunity for the Advisory Board to interact with people from across the college constituencies, starting with a formal review of operations and academic activities with the SMG. The board members also use the period of the annual meeting to provide practical interaction (workshops, seminars, meetings, networking events) for staff, students or the wider community, in their areas of expertise. The annual meeting runs over several days and Advisory Board members have unfettered access to the college community.
An interim meeting is held by video conference between the SMG and the Advisory Board in the half year interval between annual meetings.
The executive coordinator oversees the organization of the Annual Meeting events, and coordinates activities with the SMG, administration, academic schools and the communications department at Prague College.