Expert Representation on CTU's Advisory Boards

CTU is recognized for delivering a real-world education that not only provides the foundational knowledge students need to succeed in a competitive job market, but also offers real-world curriculum and instruction. CTU works directly with advisory board members, who are not CTU-affiliated, but rather, represent a diverse and broad range of professionals and educators, bringing their executive expertise and insight into CTU's curriculum. Learn more about how these advisory boards enable CTU to develop world-class curriculum that is timely and relevant to today's global economy.

Video Transcript

Richard Holloway, J.D. – Program Director, Security Studies

The advisory board consists of working professionals who aren’t affiliated directly with CTU. They are experts in their fields. They’re professionals that are outside of CTU. They form a board that advises us on our curriculum primarily. They tell us if what we’re giving our students is current. To sum it all up in a nutshell, they tell us what we should be giving our students.

Dr. Chris Davis – Vice Provost

In order for us to stay current in real world, part of our key is we bring in faculty that have real-world experience. And we have curriculum developers that have that real-world experience. The advisory board is a group of industry experts that come in and advise us and say, “Here’s the programs you need to be developing; this is what needs to be in those programs.” What are the courses, what are the things that students need to learn to ensure that we prepare students when they graduate, are prepared to make a positive difference for their employers.

Dr. Connie Johnson – Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Our program advisory boards are comprised of individuals who are actively engaging in the fields of study. And we’re delighted that we have some very highly educated but also highly experienced advisory board members who might be CEOs, former CIOs, who are really providing us feedback about the curriculum and what we should include in our curriculum.

Richard Holloway, J.D. – Program Director, Security Studies

Let me give you an example: I have a police chief that’s part of my C.J. advisory board. A perfect person to tell us what we should be teaching our students. And so, I think that’s an ultimate way to ensure that our students are getting what they need from our curriculum.