In Spring 1985, the Academic Senate adopted an instructor advisement position paper produced by the Educational Policies Committee. Later, at the 1986 Fall Conference, the Senate adopted a resolution encouraging vocational faculty members to participate in instructor advisement.
Vocational faculty are well equipped to advise students, since rapid changes in industry necessitate a continuous updating of faculty expertise. Also, vocational faculty actively participate in program advisory boards which give them access to the latest information in their fields, provide them the opportunity to initiate internships, and offer the opportunity to explore possible positions for their students. These activities provide the vocational instructor with the kind of information needed to do high quality vocational advising.