Member Committees

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.

Advisory Committees

Advisory committees 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.

Analytics & Research Advisory Group
Members of this advisory group provide guidance and support to the EDUCAUSE Analytics & Research leadership and staff, helping ensure our data- and research-related resources are grounded in the member experience and enriched by member strategic and business expertise.

CIO Program Advisory Committee
The CIO Program Advisory Committee advises EDUAUSE on strategic direction for the CIO program, as well as on events, publications, and resources to be developed for the CIO/IT leader community.

Corporate Membership Advisory Committee
Provides direction and recommendations for creating deeper and lasting value for the corporate community, while collaboratively addressing the issues facing the institutional membership.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee assists the association in providing recommendations and counsel to help advance DEI at EDUCAUSE member institutions. The committee major functions are to advise EDUCAUSE leadership on DEI matters in association strategy and programming, and to serve as the voice of the EDUCAUSE membership on DEI matters.

EDUCAUSE Young Professionals Advisory Committee
The committee advises the EDUCAUSE president/CEO on issues and opportunities relevant to younger professionals, along with topics of interest to EDUCAUSE in general.

Higher Education Information Security Council (HEISC) Advisory Committee
The HEISC Advisory Committee is responsible for ensuring progress in meeting the strategic priorities of the council. To accomplish this, it creates and monitors working groups and sponsors other activities, annually reviews the strategic priorities to see if changes are needed, and annually sets objectives for the working groups that will produce tangible outcomes furthering the goals of the council.

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

Policy Advisory Committee
Engages member representatives in providing EDUCAUSE Policy staff and advisors with the member perspective on federal policy developments.

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

Scholarship Advisory Committee
Selects recipients of EDUCAUSE scholarships through a process of soliciting applications and evaluating candidates.

ELI Advisory Board
Advises the ELI team on strategic directions and also on events, publications, and resources to be developed for the teaching and learning community.

ELI 7 Things You Should Know About... Advisory Group
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 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: EDUCAUSE conference program committees rely on a select group of individuals to assist in the review of presentation proposals related to their fields.