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Distance Education Committee

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A. Composition (14 members)

B. Selection

C. Selection of Chair

D. Term of Service




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

A.  Current best practices in distance education

    1.  Methodologies, facilities, and infrastructure

    2.  Course assessment appropriate to the technology

          3.  Quality assurance processes and distance education standards

B.  Faculty/Part-time faculty concerns

    1.  Criteria for including distance education efforts in promotion and tenure policies

    2.  Faculty development activities

    3.  Faculty workload standards

          4.  Adjunct faculty standards for distance education


          5.  Incentives for faculty program/course development

C.  Intellectual property rights (per Board of Governor's Standards 3.0.020 available at

D.  Cooperative partnerships

    1.  Intra- and inter-institutional

    2.  Funding opportunities

    3.  Marketing


Reports to the Faculty Senate


A. Composition (14 members)

1. Two faculty members from each college and one from the Library

2. One undergraduate student

3. One graduate student

4. CTL/OT Liason (ex-officio, non-voting)

5. Director of Graduate Education and Research

6. Director of Academic Outreach (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 voting 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.




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.

Each FS committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting the committee's annual report to the FS Office Professional by May 15th each year.

Each Faculty Senate and University/Administrative Committee chair is responsible for completing and submitting a triennial charge review by the designated time to the Committee on Committee’s representative.


Committees may conduct business and voting via electronic means.

REV 2/06; REV 2/09; REV 1/2010; REV 4/2011; REV 5/2014 REV; 5/2015;

REV 3/2016; REV 4/2017


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