Division of Continuing and Extended Education

DCEE Advisory Council

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

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

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

Standing committees include Grant/fundraising, Credential Standards, 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 via, Zoom or other platforms, as members prefer.

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 an 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 the executive director and other council members to ensure the program delivers current and relevant learning to business, industry, labor, and professional employment practices.
  • Assess and recommend identifying and creating 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.