Texas Tech University

eLearning Council


The eLearning Council shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Provost regarding matters related to distributed learning. The Council provides leadership in determining academic policies, procedures and priorities concerning distributed learning. The Council also reviews proposals for distance and off-campus degrees, certificate programs, minors and concentrations.

Voting Membership:

Voting members shall consist of appointed representatives of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources; Architecture; Arts and Sciences; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Graduate School; Honors; Human Sciences; Media and Communication; Visual & Performing Arts; Law School; Library; as well as representatives of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs, the director of the TLPDC, one Information Technology representative, and the Regional Site Directors.

Ex-Officio Membership:

1) Provost Office representative; 2) Institutional Research representative; 3) TTUHSC representative;  4) Office of Planning & Assessment representative; 5) Faculty Senate; 6) eLearning representative(s); 7) Staff Senate Representative; 8) Academic Support and Facilities Resources Representative.


The deans of each college/school will appoint their representatives for voting members. The president of the Faculty Senate will appoint a representative; the provost will appoint the Provost's Office representative; the vice provost for undergraduate education will appoint the Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Affairs representatives; the chief information officer and vice president for information technology will appoint the informational technology representative and the Office of Institutional Research representative; the president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will appoint a TTUHSC representative; the vice provost for planning and assessment will appoint one representative each from the Office of Planning and Assessment; and the assistant vice provost for Online & Distance Learning will appoint the Online & Distance Learning representative. All appointed members serve at the pleasure of their supervisors and will serve a three-year term with the possibility of being reappointed.

Operating Procedures:

The council shall develop its own operating procedures subject to the approval of the provost. Copies of all minutes and reports are provided to all members of the council and submitted to the provost.


Each representative has one vote. Ex-officio representatives shall not vote, except that the chair of the eLearning Council should vote to break any tie. Members' substitutes are considered to carry a full voting proxy.

Membership Term

Each eLearning Council representative shall serve a term of three years.


The council is chaired by the associate vice provost for eLearning.


Name College/Department Term Began Term Ends
Barba, Ian Libraries 2016 2019
Doerfert, David Graduate School 2016 2019
Elbow, Gary Honors College 2015 2018
Fairbanks, Joshua College of Business Administration 2016 2019
Gilmore, Kristi College of Media and Communication 2017 2020
Greenhalgh-Spencer, Heather College of Education 2016 2019
Huston, Sandra College of Human Sciences 2015 2018
Landes, Roger College of Visual and Performing Arts 2016 2019
Longing, Scott College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 2017 2020
McCourt, Andrea University Studies (representing Undergraduate Education) 2015 2018

Mitchell, Kristina

College of Arts & Sciences



Phillipe, Larry Student Disability Services (representing Student Affairs) 2015 2018
Sutton, Vicki School of Law 2016 2019
Torres-MacDonald, MaryAlice College of Architecture 2016 2019
Austin, Kathy Information Technology Ex-officio  
Dickson, Kari TTU Health Sciences Center Ex-officio  
Fox, Kelly TTU at Fredericksburg and Highland Lakes Ex-officio  
Gonzalez, Robert TTU at El Paso Ex-officio  
Granberry, Jameshia TTU at Collin Ex-officio  
Greathouse, Karissa Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center Ex-officio  
Hart, Melanie Office of the Provost Ex-officio  
Hughes, Jennifer S. Office of Planning & Assessment Ex-officio  
Li, Nan Faculty Senate Representative Ex-officio  
Louder, Justin (CHAIR) eLearning Ex-officio  
McConnell, Pat Academic Testing Services Ex-officio  
Romero, Erica Academic Support and Facilities Resources Ex-officio  
Snell, Lewis TTU at Waco Ex-officio  
Stubblefield, Robert TTU at Junction Ex-officio  
Tapp, Suzanne Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center Ex-officio  
West, Vicki Institutional Research and Information Management Ex-officio