The most recent issue of BizEd magazine contains an article by Hugh Watson, a faculty member in the Management Information Systems Department, and several current and former students about the success and importance of Terry’s MIS Advisory Board.

Creating advisory boards at the departmental level, the authors say, can help business schools stay current with industry trends and provide a better education for students.

“Like boards that exist to provide insights to the entire business school, departmental advisory boards are composed of knowledgeable volunteers who provide advice, assistance, and resources to a program, major, or department,” the article states. “Unlike general boards, DABs are tightly focused on a specific business discipline and can provide in-depth insights to departmental leaders.”

The article lists six best practices for administrators looking to start or improve similar advisory boards and discusses what has made Terry’s MIS board successful for 30 years.

The full article is available online.