Senate's Committee on Distance Learning and e-Learning
- Chair: Sharon Lock, '14
- Connie Baird (Distance Learning Programs)
- Ruth Beattie (AS/Biology)
- Roger Brown (AG/Agricultural Economics)
- Michelle Butina (HS/Clinical Science)
- Patsy Carruthers (Academic Technology Group/Information Management)
- Belva Collins (ED/Early Childhood, Special Education, & Rehabilitation Counseling)
- Derek Eggers (AS/Senior Information Technology Trainer)
- Peggy El-Mallakh (NU)
- Janet Ford (SW)
- Linda Gorman (HS/Clinical Science)
- Kathi Kern (AS/History, Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching)
- Phil Kraemer (AS/Psychology)
- Joan Mazur (ED/Curriculum and Instruction)
- Joseph Miller (CI/Library and Information Science)
- April Richardson (ME/Anatomy and Neurobiology)
- Leslie Scott (NU)
- Pam Teaster (PbH/Health Behavior)
- Stephen Testa (AS/Chemistry)
- Kim Woodrum (AS/Chemistry)
Charter - Senate Rules 126.96.36.199Identify, 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 - "Distance education is 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 - "E-learning is 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"