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.

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.

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

Enterprise IT Program Advisory Committee
Guides Enterprise IT program planning and development efforts.

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

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.

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.

IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) Advisory Board
The IT GRC Advisory Board recommends strategic direction for the IT GRC program and provides subject expertise to activities and working groups.

Leading Academic Transformation (LAT) Advisory Committee
Advises on strategic directions for the Leading Academic Transformation program and community of practice in addition to serving as authors, facilitators, and presenters to support LAT outreach and education efforts.

Nominations 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. (2015–2016 committee has been established; applications will be accepted in 2016)

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.

ELI 7 Things You Should Read About... Advisory Group (for ELI member institutions)
Identifies the seven best resources (articles, blog posts, presentations, podcasts, videos) on key topics in post-secondary teaching and learning. Members identify topics, collect candidate resources, and review drafts. Advisory team members serve three-year terms.

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.


Stay tuned for upcoming opportunities and calls for applicants!

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