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.

EDUCAUSE Member Committees comprise volunteers and fall into two categories: Advisory Committees contribute to particular activities and guide association strategies in various areas and Program Committees develop content for specific conferences.

Learn more below about the committees that are currently active.

Interested in serving on a committee? View the Committee Guidelines and Responsibilities and contact us to find out more.


Advisory Committees

Advisory committees advise and guide strategies in various areas 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 3 years. Approximately one-third of the committee members rotate off each year.

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.

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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 9 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. Interested in becoming an event proposal reviewer? Learn more.