The Use of Industry Advisory Boards in Aviation Degree Programs-An Exploratory Case Study

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Samantha Bowyer
Gail Avendano


This exploratory case study was presented at the UAA Conference in Fall 2023 to share initial findings. The researchers sought to determine the level of aviation degree programs utilizing Industry Advisory Boards (IAB), what their makeup looks like, and what the meeting schedule constitutes. Additionally, the researchers questioned the participants as to the challenges and opportunities they would like to see improved within their programs. The initial conclusion is that there is no significant consistency amongst different IABs, including the name of the group. However, some consistency existed in that many respondents indicated seeking more diversity and effective planning techniques. 

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