Division of Continuing and Extended Education

Advisory Council

The Division of Continuing and Extended Education Advisory Council supports the Executive Director to carry out the CEE strategic plan through advice, recommendations and connecting the Division of CEE with CSU faculty, students, staff; as well as community, business and public sector leaders.

The Advisory Council is composed of deans appointed by the Provost (or associate deans, appointed by a Dean), faculty members, staff with specific expertise, civic/business leaders, a Vice-Provost and the Executive Director.

Deans, faculty members and civic/business leaders serve one- or two-year terms. Terms of service may be extended based on need, interest and is a decision of the Executive Director.

The Executive Director will act as Advisory Council Chair, in order to provide continuity to the advisory council.

Standing committees include: Grant/fundraising, CEE exemption review, and community outreach. Other committees may be formed as needed.

CEE advisory positions are service positions. If an advisory council member cannot complete her or his term, 30-days advance notice of concluding a term early is requested. The advisory council meets every-other-month, but conducts other business via emails or a team, cloud platform as preferred by AC members.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide feedback, advice, and/or assistance with a variety of program driven tasks and/or projects
  • Serve as an advocate for CEE program(s) providing a connection to, and ongoing exchange, of information and ideas with Cleveland State University members, Cleveland community members, and civic and business leaders.
  • Assess the labor market demand for continuing education programs to meet Cleveland’s professional development and employment needs.
  • Assess continuing education standards and teaching practice. Work with executive director and other council members to ensure that the program is delivering learning that is current and relevant to business, industry, labor, and professional employment practices.
  • Assess and recommend how to identify and create relationships between research-based, academic programs and continuing education.
  • Assist with program marketing and promotion.
  • Assist in identification and acquisition (when appropriate) of external funding and resources to support continuing education scholarships, community outreach projects, and other community\service-focused continuing education initiatives.
  • Make decisions on petitions to exempt a non-credit program from continuing education compliance.