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Member committees are comprised of volunteers who contribute to the quality and vigor of EDUCAUSE programs. Member committees are of two kinds: Advisory Committees that contribute to particular activities and guide association strategies in various arenas, and Program Committees that develop content for specific conferences. The following links describe committee functions and composition, and provide active and prospective committee members with general information about participation.

View Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities.

Interested in volunteering for a member committee? See our Volunteer Opportunities.

Advisory Committees

Currently there are seven advisory committees that advise and guide strategies in various arenas within the association. An EDUCAUSE staff member with specific expertise in the area of committee involvement works directly with members in shaping the goals of the committee. Advisory committees are generally composed of 6 to 12 members, serving terms of three years. Approximately one-third of the committee members rotate off each year.

EDUCAUSE Review Online Reviewers
Review submissions to EDUCAUSE Review Online, provide guidance for the magazine, and solicit materials for publication.

Fellowship Advisory Committee
Selects recipients of the Jane N. Ryland Fellowships and the Diane Balestri Memorial Scholarship through a process of soliciting applications and evaluating candidates.

Nominations Committee
Develops a slate of candidates for election to the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors, structures the election, and announces the results.

Professional Development Advisory Committee
Provides direction and recommendations for a broad range of professional development activities, including the EDUCAUSE Institutes; regional and topical conferences; and workshops, seminars, and affiliated events.

Recognition Committee
Provides strategic oversight on EDUCAUSE awards program; selects winners of the Leadership Award, Community Leadership Award, and the Rising Star Award.

ELI Advisory Board (for ELI member institutions)
Advises the ELI team on strategic directions and also on events, publications, and resources to be developed for the teaching and learning community; also supports ELI's membership and outreach efforts.

ELI 7 Things You Should Know About... Advisory Group (for ELI member institutions)
Advises on issue topics and overall strategic direction for this publication; members participate in the issue brainstorm and have the opportunity to review drafts.

Program Committees

EDUCAUSE professional development events draw significantly from the expertise of higher education professionals to shape program content. The larger EDUCAUSE events—the annual conference, Connect events, and special topic events—have their own program committees composed of volunteers drawn from our member institutions. These committees generally consist of 12 members who work together from the initial program planning stages through on-site conference support; with terms varying from nine to 18 months.

Other Conference-Related Volunteer Opportunities

Proposal Reviewer: The annual conference program committee relies on a select group of individuals to assist in the review of presentation proposals related to their fields.

Session Moderator/Convener: These individuals are responsible for welcoming session attendees, introducing presenters, monitoring time, and facilitating Q&A as appropriate.


To volunteer for service on an EDUCAUSE committee and for all other opportunities, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form.


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