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 2020
|September 8, 2020||DEC Agenda 9-8-20||Minutes|
|September 22, 2020||Agenda|
|October 6, 2020|
|October 20, 2020|
|November 3, 2020|
|November 17, 2020|
|December 1, 2020|
|December 15, 2020 (tentative)|
Chair, Laura Manson: x 3530
Vice-Chair: Tammara Whitaker x 3769
Membership: Faculty and Administrators
Laura Manson (Chair)
Tammara Whitaker (Vice-Chair)
Attending Members & Guests 2020-21:
Voting & Attending Members 2020-2021: Laura Manson, Tammara Whitaker, Christine Miller, Odemaris Valdivia, Regina Ip, Dana Del George, Fariba Bolandhemat, Vanessa Bonilla, Jenny Resnick, Sandra Hutschinson Guests: Ellen Cutler, Aaron French, Steven Sedky
Agendas & Minutes 2019-2020
November 5, 2019: Agenda
October 8, 2019: Agenda
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 Best Practices: FAC 101 on the eCollege platform is updated on Canvas. Review and contribute to the forum.
Lynda.com Training: Contact Waleed Nasr: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance Education Committee Reports
Recommendations to Senate: Course Management System Recommendation presented 2/23/2010