Summer Institute Advisory Board

Mission: Advise the Executive Office on strategies and activities for providing services to members and for organizational operations. The work of advisory boards is coordinated by the Executive Office. Advisory Boards meet during the National Conference each year or virtually via a video conference platform. Advisory Boards review and recommend changes to the Executive Office in format and content of activities in support of the Advisory Board’s charge. They are part of the Administrative Division for communication purposes.

Function: The Advisory Board will advise the Executive Office on strategies and activities for providing services to members and for organizational operations specifically related to the Summer Institute.

How to become involved: Review the Explanation of Advisory Board Roles and details on how to become an Advisory Board member, then if interested contract Jennifer Rush, Advisory Board liaison, at jlrush@ksu.edu

Current Chair

Jermain Pipkins, Los Angeles Valley College

The Chair of the Advisory Board facilitates the work of the group by:

  • Working with the Executive Office staff on issues that need attention or discussion.
  • Facilitating Advisory Board discussion on issues via email and/or conference calls.
  • Facilitating Advisory Board meetings during the Annual Conference.
  • Working with the Executive Office and the President on appointment of new members each year.
  • Providing written reports to the Board of Directors at least twice annually.

Additional Summer Institute Advisory Board Chair Responsibilities

  • Lead the advisory board in the processes of developing a curriculum for the Summer Institutes with provisions to change/update the curriculum based on feedback from advisory board members, participants, and taking into consideration current issues that would appropriately be addressed at these institutes, as well as adjustments to established sessions.
  • Serve as a member of the SI Management Team which selects faculty and oversees the implementation of the Institutes each year.
  • The advisory Board Chair may or may not be selected as a faculty member for one of the Summer Institutes and would not be expected to be at Summer Institute if not serving as a faculty member .
  • Advisory Board Chairs and members of the Management team are not eligible to receive an honoraria if they serve as Summer Institute faculty.

Members