Member Committees

Help Guide EDUCAUSE and the Higher Education Community

Serving on an EDUCAUSE Member Committee is an excellent way to help represent the perspective of the broader higher education community and guide the association in key areas.

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Interested in serving on a committee or in another volunteer role at EDUCAUSE? View the Volunteer Guidelines and Responsibilities and contact us to find out more.

Standing Committees, Advisories, and Boards

Standing committees are open-ended and assist with the ongoing operations of EDUCAUSE. While some might be procedural in nature (i.e., the Recognition Committee and Scholarship Committee), most were established with the purpose to advise and guide strategies in various areas within the association. An EDUCAUSE staff member with specific expertise in the programmatic or project area works directly with members in shaping the goals of the committee.

Members of the Analytics & Research 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.

Members of the Analytics Services Advisory Committee advise the analytics services portal team on strategic directions, events, publications, and resources to be developed for the technology, information security, teaching and learning and student success communities.

The CIO Program Advisory Committee advises EDUCAUSE on strategic direction for the CIO program, as well as on events, publications, and resources to be developed for CIOs and IT leaders.

The Corporate Engagement Advisory Committee enhances EDUCAUSE member value by advising EDUCAUSE on strategic directions for EDUCAUSE Corporate Engagement programming and related initiatives.

All of the products listed on the EDUCAUSE CourseGateway platform are reviewed by a trusted Product Advisory Board. The board consists of individuals who work at higher education institutions and play vital roles in collaborating with academic units to increase and maximize student learning outcomes.

The Cybersecurity and Privacy Program 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.

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’s 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.

Members of the EDUCAUSE Review Advisory Committee (ER-AC) advise the Editor-in-Chief and editorial staff on how to advance the mission and goals of EDUCAUSE Review, the association's flagship publication. ER-AC members provide feedback on content, suggest topics and potential subject-matter experts, contribute occasional written or multimedia content, promote the publication, and help guide the overall strategic direction of the magazine.

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

The 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.

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

The Recognition Committee provides strategic oversight on the EDUCAUSE Awards Program and selects winners of the Leadership Award, the Community Leadership Award, and the Rising Star Award.

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

The Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee advises EDUCAUSE Teaching and Learning Program staff on issue topics and overall strategic direction for this publication; members participate in the issue brainstorm and have the opportunity to review drafts.

Ad Hoc Volunteer Opportunities

Ad hoc volunteer work is established for a limited time and to address a specific issue. Predictable ad hoc work is reviewing proposals for EDUCAUSE conferences. These are time-bound, one-off asks of members are paired with each conference “call for proposal” cycle. This critical peer-review work helps ensure that conference sessions are interesting, meaningful, timely, and relevant to the profession. Less predictable ad hoc work includes special task forces or working groups that come together to advise on an emerging issue positioned to affect the profession. These volunteer opportunities are not predictable, and it is critical to have the agility and bandwidth to bring together members to address these types of matters as they arise. Ad hoc volunteer opportunities are added to EDUCAUSE Connect as they arise.

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