Two advisory boards are in the process of being implemented. The e-Learning Internal Advisory Board will consist of NAU administrative and faculty leaders who have a vested interest in the success of this initiative. An External Advisory Board shall be formed and composed of three members, who are leaders in the field of e-Learning or with a strong business background and knowledgeable of the characteristics and requirements for success of graduates in the "innovation economy." This Board will provide guidance and a national perspective on state-of-the-art of teaching and learning using technology.
The Interval Advisory Board membership shall include the e-Learning Director (ex officio), the Faculty Development Director, six Faculty (one from each college), two students, and representative from each of the following: Faculty Senate, Cline Library, Council of Deans, Council of Chairs, Distance Learning, Information Technology Services, and the Provost's Academic Computing Advisory Committee.
The subgroup of six college faculty representatives from the Internal Advisory Board will be recommending standards for Web course offerings, selecting courses for redesign, reviewing and recommending grants during the RFP process, and providing other advisory input in curricular matters.
The e-Learning Center Director and staff will work very closely with committees on campus related to curricular and assessment issues, including the Liberal Studies Committee, the University Curriculum Committee, the University Assessment Committee, the Provost's Academic Computing Advisory Committee, the Chair's and Dean's Councils, and the Faculty Senate.
The Arizona Board of Regent's (ABOR) Business Advisory Team will also provide an important source of advice and guidance. The Business Advisory Team's involvement with both the TRIF funded projects and the general education requirements in the Arizona universities can provide invaluable support to this project. For example, the Business Advisory Team can assist us as we define the appropriate skills, knowledge and abilities essential for an effective workforce, and provide guidance for gathering employer data regarding our graduates' effectiveness in the workplace.