Family & Consumer Science / Human Science PAC

DEFINITION | COMMITTEE MEMBERS
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Family & Consumer Science

Family & Consumer Science (FCS) is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. The field represents many areas, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition, and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.

Today’s FCS professionals practice in multiple settings. They are early childhood, elementary, secondary, university/college, and Extension educators, administrators and managers, human service professionals, researchers, community volunteers, business people, and consultants who address the issues most important to our quality of life.

SOURCE: http://www.aafcs.org/AboutUs/FCS.asp

Human Science

Human Science is the study and interpretation of the experiences, activities, constructs, and artifacts associated with human beings. The study of the human sciences attempts to expand and enlighten the human being's knowledge of his or her existence, its interrelationship with other species and systems, and the development of artifacts to perpetuate the human expression and thought. It is the study of human phenomena. The study of the human experience is historical and current in nature. It requires the evaluation and interpretation of the historic human experience and the analysis of current human activity to gain an understanding of human phenomena and to project the outlines of human evolution. Human science is the objective, informed critique of human existence and how it relates to reality.

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_science

 

Family & Consumer Science/ Human Science Committee Members

NOTE: Not all institutions have members on committees. For a four-year institution to have a member on a Professional Academic Committee (PAC), they must have at least one major in the discipline area (verified by the ACHE Academic Program Inventory). The two-year institutions are allowed to name up to two non-voting members to serve on the committee. Four-year members of academic committees are appointed by the Institution's Point of Contact. Two-year non-voting members are appointed by the Alabama Community College System office. For more information about the PACs, click here.

4-YEAR MEMBERS
Institution
Name
E-Mail
AAMU
Cynthia Smith cynthia.smith@aamu.edu
ASU
NA NA
ATHENS
NA NA
AU
Jamie Sailors anderja@auburn.edu
AUM
NA NA
JSU
Debra Goodwin dgoodwin@jsu.edu
TROY
NA NA
UA
Mary Kay Meyer mkmeyer@ches.ua.edu
UAB
NA NA
UAH
NA NA
UM
Donna Bell BellDW@montevallo.edu
UNA
Jill Goode Englett jlgoode@una.edu
USA
NA NA
UWA
NA NA
2-YEAR NON-VOTING MEMBERS
Institution
Name
E-Mail
DSCTC
Darrell J. Echols darrell.echols@drakestate.edu
WCCS
Janet Cathy-Pugh janet.pugh@wccs.edu

[ C ] - Current Chairperson
[ VC ] - Current Vice-Chairperson