Internal - Faculty & Staff

Advisory Committee

Committee Charge and Activities

The purpose of the committee is to provide advice, guidance, and support to the CET in its mission of promoting excellence in teaching at Simmons. Through their role in this group, committee members will have a voice in the types and topics of professional development opportunities offered by the CET and can share colleagues’ ideas and needs for specific types of programming and support.

Committee activities can include:

  • Providing input into programs and topics offered by the CET.
  • Helping to promote CET events to colleagues in respective colleges/schools/departments.
  • Providing input into the selection of guest keynote speakers.
  • Reviewing applications and selecting participants for some application-based opportunities offered by the CET.
  • Invitations to attend special events, such as dinner with guest speakers.
  • Sharing guidance, advice, and ideas on a variety of topics.
  • Collaborating with the Academic Technology Committee (ATC) and CASTL when appropriate.

Current Advisory Committee Members

  • Paul Abraham, CSSPP, Education
  • Amy Ballin, CSSPP, Education
  • Charlene Berube, CNBHS, Nursing
  • Lisa Brown, CNBHS, Nutrition
  • Abbie Frost, CSSPP, Social Work, ATC Representative
  • Dana Grossman Leeman, Provost Faculty Fellow for Online Faculty Development
  • Yulong Li, COCIS, Business
  • Cherie Ramirez, CNBHS, Chemistry & Physics, CET Faculty Fellow
  • Laura Saunders, COCIS, Library Science
  • Linda Schuller, Library Liaison for CET
  • Matt Schwartz, CNBHS, Biology
  • Franny Sullivan, Ifill, History