The leaders of the Educopia Institute are experienced in the activities of planning, fundraising for, and implementing shared cyberinfrastructure projects for scholarly communication. The strength of the Institute’s approach comes precisely from its decentralized goal of fostering the creation of successful cyberinfrastructure elements in the community, rather than through a process of accumulating assets of its own. This approach builds knowledge and resources in the extended community of beneficiaries whom the Institute assists.
Leadership and Operations
The day-to-day operations of the Institute are led by the Executive Director. The Executive Director also bears responsibility for proposing to the Board new opportunities, strategic partnerships, and ongoing directions for the Institute's projects and programs. The Executive Director is a paid, full-time position.
The Board of Directors works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that all work undertaken by the Institute fulfills its mission and that its operations remain financially stable and sustainable. The Board approves budgets, oversees audits, and reviews all prospective plans and proposals. It also evaluates the results of Educopia's work during its quarterly meetings.
The Board of Directors includes five members from a range of backgrounds, including library deans, humanities and computer science researchers, and archivists with extensive experience in digital collections acquisition and management. Members of the Board are not employees of Educopia Institute and are not paid for serving on the Board. There is a non-compensation clause in the bylaws concerning the Board.
Board of Directors
- Rachael Bower (Secretary)
- Gregory Crane (At Large)
- Martin Halbert (President)
- David Seaman (Vice-President)
- Tyler Walters (Treasurer)
- Katherine Skinner