Distance Education


Distance Education Committee (DEC) Charge

The purpose of the Distance Education Committee (DEC) is to oversee and guide the college by providing training and implementation of all the online and hybrid courses across the curriculum and programs. The committee shapes the college's approach to create robust and quality online learning by implementing Common Course Management System (CCMS). The committee strives to support a campus culture to create innovative and cost-effective solutions to overcome the challenges in Distance Education (DE).

Specifically, this committee will:

  • Provide guidance in identifying appropriate approval process of online and hybrid courses.
  • Provide campus-wide training utilizing the Online Education Initiatives (OEI) Rubric.
  • Promote CCMS and OEI Rubric through division/departments and campus activities.
  • Provide input to the online evaluation form(s) (ex: online courses and faculty).
  • Provide input to the Distance Education Plan.

Committee Recommendations Forwarded to:

  • Academic Senate

Academic Senate supports DEC work by:

  • Actively contributing to the culture of online and hybrid learning while helping to lead campus efforts to increase DE courses.
  • Supporting OEI assessment activities by participating in assessments, and adopting best practices rubric and the CCMS to offer GE courses through the State of California Exchange program.
  • Reporting back to divisions, and linking with the DE policies of the State of California.


  • Administration: - 1- Appointed by the College President
  • Associated Students: – 1
  • Classified: - 2
  • Student representative is welcome but not necessary
  • Faculty: – 7 and Curriculum Chair (one faculty from each division as determined by the Academic Senate)
    • Business & Workforce Development
    • Counseling & Matriculation
    • Language Arts
    • Library and Learning Resources
    • Math, Science, & Engineering
    • Nursing & Allied Health
    • Social Science, Humanities, Arts & P.E.


DE Faculty Coordinator

Term: All members are elected/appointed for two year, renewable by appropriate constituent group.

Meeting: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month, 3:00pm-4:00pm

Attendance: Members have a two-year term, renewable by appropriate constituent group. The committee may elect to enforce the three consecutive unexcused absences as a term of vacancy but must make reasonable attempts to contact the member prior to announcing the vacancy to the appropriate constituency.


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