National Visiting Committee (NVC)
Required of all NSF ATE Centers, the NVC serves the two major roles of assessing and advising. As advisor, the NVC helps the Center make improvements and enhance its likelihood of success. The assessing role helps gather evidence that the project is on track and carrying out the activities as promised. The National Visiting Committee’s role and report are governed by the guidelines outlined in the national NVC Handbook. Members serving on the NVC Committee for 2014 include:
- Craig McAtee, National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC) – Chairperson
- Dan Morales, South Texas College
- Ken Carroll, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
- Kennan Wade, State of Michigan, Dept. of Education
- Dr. Marilyn Barger, Florida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)
- Dr. Michael McCall, Kentucky Community and Technical College
- Mary Ann Pacelli – NIST (Washington)
The evaluation of AMTEC is intended to provide formative data that will allow for those participating in the Center to continuously improve their work, resulting in better educational opportunities for students wanting to enter or advance in the automotive industry. It is also intended to provide information to wider audiences who may be interested in building upon the work of the Center to improve their own practice.
Evaluation will be conducted by the SCATE Inc. SCATE Inc. brings extensive expertise in workforce programs associated with community colleges as well as knowledge of evaluation design, implementation, and utilization.
The external evaluators serving in 2015 are:
- Dr. Diana McCauley
- Ms. Elaine Craft
- Dr. Callie Dunavin