Welcome to the Distance Education Committee
Membership: Faculty and AdministratorsScope:
The Committee serves as the Senate’s and the College’s primary resource and recommending body on academic and professional matters regarding distance and online education.
A. Provides a forum for dealing with evolving issues in distance and online education and disseminates information about these issues to the campus community.
B. Makes recommendations to the Academic Senate regarding distance education and other online delivery of instructional material, including the development of administrative regulations and Board of Trustees’ policies, course management systems, and other related digital education products and services.
C. Supports faculty in development and delivery of their online courses by establishing and maintaining best practices for online course delivery and recommends skills for teaching online.
D. Collaborates and coordinates on areas of mutual interest with other senate committees and campus constituencies.
Meeting - Dates/Time/Location
Spring Term 2016:
Feb 16, March 1, April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17
Time: 12:45-2:00pm, Tuesdays
Location: Media Center Conference Room (M 110)
* Please note that food and drink are not allowed at this location *
Dana Del George
Willis Barton, Alan Buckley, Ellen Cutler, Elham Gheytanchi, Marilyn Lee, Laura Manson, Christine Miller, Gary Ortega, Yvonne Ortega, Cassie Rockwell, Bill Vanbenschoten, Sal Veas, Hari Vishwahadha, Tammara Whitaker
|Facilitate Canvas adoption discussion and preparation
|Review online tutoring pilot
|Promote campus-wide adoption of the two OEI Professional Development Workgroup docs as Effective Practice Guidelines
|Continue to support @ONE training of DE faculty and investigate certification
|Review committee scope and function
|Revisit Curricunet new-course forms in light of OEI/@ONE course design standards
|Investigate a policy regarding faculty using online tools outside of our CMS (including publisher websites), especially for purposes of assessment
Agendas, Minutes & Other Documents
DE Committee Reports
DE Recommendations to Senate
Course Management System Recommendation presented 2/23/2010
Distance Education Report newsletter
20-Minute Mentor Commons training (directions are available here.)
Contact Waleed Nasr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The following links are inactive.
2001 SMC Survey
SMC Faculty Survey