Function of the Access and Success Advisory Council

  1. Strategic Planning: Develop and contribute to strategic plans aimed at increasing access to opportunities and ensuring the success of individuals or groups, particularly those facing barriers.
  2. Policy Advocacy: Advocate for policies that promote equal access and success, addressing issues such as inclusivity, diversity, and equity.
  3. Program Development: Contribute to the design and implementation of programs that support access and success, such as mentorship programs, and college and career readiness initiatives.
  4. Data Analysis: Analyze relevant data to identify trends, disparities, and areas for improvement in access and success rates. Use data-driven insights to inform decision-making.
  5. Community Engagement: Foster collaboration and engagement with the community, stakeholders, and relevant partners to understand their needs and gather input on initiatives.
  6. Monitoring and Evaluation: Establish mechanisms for monitoring the impact of initiatives and programs to ensure effectiveness.
  7. Resource Allocation: Provide recommendations on the allocation of resources, including funding, to support initiatives that enhance access and success.
  8. Research and Innovation: Stay informed about research and innovations in the field of access and success and recommend new strategies or approaches to address evolving challenges.
  9. Advise Leadership: Provide advice and guidance to organizational leaders, policymakers, or relevant authorities on issues related to access and success.
  10. Representation: Act as a representative body, ensuring diverse voices and perspectives are considered in decision-making processes.
  11. Education and Awareness: Contribute to educational efforts to raise awareness about issues related to access and success, promoting understanding and empathy.

It’s important to note that the specific roles and responsibilities of an Access and Success Advisory Council may be tailored to the goals and focus areas of the West Virginia GEAR UP grant it serves.