Faculty Advisory Board 


Dr. Soo Kang, Art & Design

Dr. William Jason Raynovich, Music

Dr. George Smith Jr., Health Sciences

Dr. Joni Jackson, Marketing

Dr. Karel Jacobs, Biological Sciences

Dr. Olanipekun Laosebikan, Advanced Studies in Education

Dr. Jan Jo Chen, Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics


Given the purpose of the CTRE – to build a community among the faculty – it is vital that faculty actively participate in the direction and events of the Center.  This is accomplished through two faculty committees and through annual surveys administered to all faculty members. 

First, the Distance Education Committee, which was established through the UPI contract, assesses, recommends, develops, and evaluates activities specifically related to the growth and promotion of distance education at the University. The Committee also assesses the variety, quality, and depth of course offerings; the operation and support provided for distance education, and the policies and procedures of the University referencing distance education.

The second faculty committee is the CTRE Advisory Board (CTREAB). This board was established to allow for active participation from faculty in the setting of priorities of the CTRE, in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the services provided through the CTRE, and in the direction of the programming to be offered.  This board contains representation from the Distance Education Committee. 

Appendix: By-Laws for the CTRE Advisory Board 
 Amended November 16, 2020.

The following articles outline the scope and responsibilities of the CTRE Advisory Board (CTREAB). 

Article I: Purpose/responsibilities

Provides CTRE Director with recommendations concerning matters relevant to the CTRE.

  1. Review, make recommendations, and approve CTRE strategic plan.
  2. Review, make recommendations, and approve CTRE annual budget.
  3. Review, make recommendations, and approve CTRE Grant applications.
  4. Review, make recommendations, and approve CTRE Grant evaluation process.
  5. CTRE Director in planning, strategizing, and working to obtain more funding for CTRE

Article II: Membership

  1. Membership will consist of the CTRE Director and four to eight faculty members, preferably with representation from all Colleges.
  2. At least one member from Faculty Senate and one from Distance Education Committee.
  3. The term of office for members shall be two years with committee members eligible for reappointment.
  4. Members must recuse themselves from being recipients of the CTRE grants during their service period.

Article: Member Responsibilities

  1. The committee will elect a chair and a secretary, preferably in April every year.
  2. The committee will meet once a month.
  3. The chair will convene the monthly meeting.
  4. The secretary will record the minutes.
  5. The majority of the voting membership constitute a quorum.  Any voting member may
  6. Suggest the absence of a quorum, upon which the Chair will determine if a quorum exists.
  7. Action items are approved by the majority of the voting members present.