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Distance Education Committee


To review and provide input into the following aspects of distance education.

a.  Current best practices in distance education

    i.  methodologies, facilities, and infrastructure

   ii.  course assessment appropriate to the technology

b.  Faculty concerns

    i.  criteria for including distance education efforts in promotion and tenure policies

   ii.  faculty development activities

  iii.  faculty workload standards

c.  Intellectual property rights

d.  Cooperative partnerships

    i.  intra- and inter-institutional

   ii.  funding opportunities

  iii.  marketing


Reports to the Faculty Senate


A. Composition (16 members)

1. Two faculty members from each college and L/AE

2. One undergraduate student

3. One graduate student

4. Director of CentralNet (ex-officio, non-voting)

5. Assistant Director for Distance Learning (ex-officio, non-     voting)

6. Dean of Graduate and Extended Studies (ex-officio, non-voting)

7. Distance Learning Librarian* (ex-officio, non-voting)

B. Selection

1. Faculty members nominated by the FS Committee on Committees and confirmed by the Faculty Senate

2. Undergraduate student selected by SGA

3. Graduate student selected by GSA

4. Ex-officio, non-voting members by appointment to their positions.

C. Selection of Chair

Shall select a chair from its faculty membership

D. Term of Service

1. Faculty members-two years. After serving for two consecutive two-year terms, a member will be ineligible to serve for a period of one year.   Exceptions may be made by the Faculty Senate Committee on Committees or the Faculty Senate Elections Committee.

2. Student members-one year

3. Ex-officio-as long as in their positions

4. If a college representative anticipates being unable to attend more than half of the scheduled meetings in a given semester, the chair of the committee shall notify the chair of the Committee on Committees who will convene a caucus of the faculty senators from that college to appoint an alternate representative to serve until the end of the semester.

5. If an at-large representative anticipates being unable to attend more than half of the scheduled meetings in a given semester, the chair of the committee will notify the FS Committee on Committees. An interim or permanent representative will be elected.



The committee shall submit an annual written report to Faculty Senate.

Whenever possible, a second-year committee member should be selected as chair.

The committee chair is responsible for creating and maintaining a Procedures Manual, a copy to be kept in the Faculty Senate Office.

The voting faculty members will be on a rotation of members going off and new members coming on each year. The rotation will be determined by the FS Committee on Committees.

*Non-voting, except for those years when he/she serves as a faculty member of the committee representing Library/AE.

Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.

REV 2/06; REV 2/09; REV 1/2010; REV 4/2011; REV 5/2014


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