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 explores,
addresses, and disseminates information on evolving issues, including, but not limited
to, development of, delivery of, and support for online education.
Provides a forum for exploring and addressing 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, accessibility,
and other related digital education products and services.
Supports faculty in the development and delivery of their online courses by establishing
and maintaining evidence-based best practices for accessible, equitable, pedagogically-sound
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.
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
Committee Membership (2021-2022)
Chair: Joelle Adams: x 3540
Vice-Chair: Tammara Whitaker x 3769
Voting Members: Fariba Bolandhemat, Vanessa Bonilla, Dana Del George, Sandra Hutchinson, Maral Hyeler,
Paul Trautwein, Odemaris Valdivia
Interested Parties: Diane Arieff, Lourdes Arevalo, Sheila Cordova, Chris Grant, Ashley Eutsey, Corinne Hayes, Gary Huff,Sue Lee, Kas Metzler, Christine Miller, Angelina Misaghi, Cassie Rockwell, Steven Sedky, Scott Silverman, George Skriabin, Yukiko Tsuboi, Kayli Weatherford