The Distance Education (DE) Committee communicates with and advises the college regarding distance education issues.
The Committee reports to the Educational Planning Committee and includes equal representation of AFT and Academic Senate faculty, including a faculty member who does not teach a DE course, and one administrator. Information technology staff may serve as a resource to the Committee.
The Curriculum Committee shall address the appropriateness of a course for an online delivery mode. The DE Committee may serve as a resource to the curriculum committee in its decisions regarding online course delivery.
The DE Committee shall also have the responsibility of determining learning management system (LMS) proficiency. Faculty seeking to teach DE courses shall demonstrate their proficiency by fulfilling at least one of the following:
Training/certification or direct demonstration of skills with the college’s LMS.
Evidence of prior online teaching/experience using the college’s LMS.