Senate's Committee on Distance Learning and e-Learning
- Chair: Roger Brown, '16
- Sharon Lock (NU), '16
- Connie Baird (Distance Learning Programs), '16
- Subbarao Bondada (ME/Microbiology, Immunology & Molecular Genetics), '17
- Michelle Butina (HS/Clinical Science), '16
- Patsy Carruthers (Academic Technology Group/Information Management), '16
- Peggy El-Mallakh (NU), '16
- Janet Ford (SW), '16
- Lee Ann Jung (ED/Early Childhood, Special Education, & Rehabilitation Counseling), '18
- Kathi Kern (AS/History, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching), '16
- Joan Mazur (ED/Curriculum and Instruction), '16
- Jenny Rice (AS/Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies), '18
- April Richardson (ME/Anatomy and Neurobiology), '16
- Leslie Scott (NU), '16
- Robin Rahija, '16 (Arts and Sciences student)
- Elizabeth Combs, '16 (Nursing student)
Current Items for Review
- Operationalize Senate Rules 126.96.36.199 ("Unilateral Removal for Failure to Attend First Two Class Periods") for Distance Learning Courses (PDF)
- SC tentatively to review on December 7, 2015
- US tentatively to review on December 14, 2015
Charter - Senate Rules 188.8.131.52Identify, assess and address issues related to distance learning* and eLearning* and make recommendations to the University Senate for policies. Specifically, the committee's activities shall include the following areas:
- Identify issues related to distance learning and eLearning and recommend policies.
- Monitor and respond to the University Senate concerning SACS, state and federal regulations related to distance learning and eLearning.
- Recommend strategies for dissemination of distance learning and eLearning issues and policies.
- Recommend strategies for effective implementation of distance learning and eLearning.
- Collaborate with other UK groups/committees on issues related to distance learning and eLearning as appropriate.
*For the purposes of this rule, the following definitions shall apply:
Distance Learning - A formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction (interaction between students and instructors and among students) in a course occurs when students and instructors are not in the same place. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous.
eLearning - A broad combination of processes, content, and infrastructure to use computers and networks to scale and/or improve one or more significant parts of a learning value chain, including management and delivery