Welcome to the Distance Education Committee.
Scope & Functions
Under the direction of the Academic Senate President and the Committee of the Whole, the committee serves as the Senate’s primary resource and primary recommending body on academic and professional matters regarding distance and online education. It disseminates information on and deals with evolving issues, including but not limited to development of, delivery of, and support for online education.
Provides a forum for dealing with evolving issues in distance and online education and disseminates information about these issues to the campus community.
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.
Supports faculty in the development and delivery of their online courses by establishing and maintaining best practices for online course delivery and recommends skills for teaching online.
Collaborates and coordinates on areas of mutual interest with other senate committees and campus constituencies.
The committee shall consist of nine voting members: six faculty approved by the Academic Senate and three administrators.
Five or more of the committee’s nine voting members shall constitute a quorum, including at least half of the members representing each of the joint committee’s two core constituencies (i.e., 3 or more faculty, and 2 or more administrators)
All of the meetings are open to the public. Official committee actions, such as making and seconding motions, and voting on formal action items, are exclusive to official voting members. Otherwise, the committee chair’s intention is to facilitate an open forum of discussion in which all individuals present are invited to actively take part.
Time: Tuesdays, 12:45 to 2 p.m.
Dates: Fall 2019 (8/27, 9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19, and 12/3)
Location: Senate Conference Room (HSS 261)
Chair, Clare Battista: (310) 434-4663
Vice-Chair: Tammara Whitaker
Membership: Faculty and Administrators
Clare Battista (Chair)
Tammara Whitaker (Vice-Chair)
Kimberly James (Fall 2019)
Dana DelGeorge (Spring 2020)
Shawn Jordison (Fall 2019)
Sandra Hutchinson (Spring 2020)
Attending Members & Guests 2019-20: Christine Miller, Sandra Hutchinson, Steven Sedky,
Voting & Attending Members 2018-2019: Clare Battista, Tammara Whitaker, Patricia Burson, Laura Manson (F2018), Christine Miller, Odemaris Valdivia, Shawn Jordison, Regina Ip, Dana Del George, Fariba Bolandhemat, Vanessa Bonilla, Jenny Resnick Guests: Sandra Hutchinson (S2019), Kimberly James (S2019)
Agendas & Minutes 2019-2020
November 5, 2019: Agenda
October 8, 2019: Agenda
Goals 2019-20 (check back)
Agendas & Minutes
- September 6, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- September 20, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- October 4, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- October 18, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- November 1, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- November 15, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- December 6, 2016: Agenda, Minutes
- February 21, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- March 7, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- March 21, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- April 4, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- April 18, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- May 2, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- May 16, 2017: Agenda, Minutes
- October 17. 2017:
- October 31, 2017:
- November 14, 2017:
|Facilitate/support Canvas transition||Continuing|
|Refine and communicate policies on Regular Effective Contact||Completed|
|Promote and evaluate online tutoring services||Continuing|
|Support new and continuing professional development for online faculty, in both technological and pedagogical terms||Continuing|
|Investigate existing and potential options for online Supplemental Instruction||
|Investigate online proctoring services||Completed|
Online Course Development
Distance Education Committee Reports