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Online Course Committee

Membership: 8 Faculty, 2 Staff (1 of whom is from Information Technology) 2 Students, and the Director of Distance Education and 1 Staff from Distance Education serving as ex officio members.

Terms of Service: Members will serve a three-year term and can serve two consecutive terms. When consecutive terms have been served, a three-year break must occur before serving again.

Description: The committee is responsible for promoting distance education initiatives that directly support the institution’s mission, values and strategic objectives. The committee is also responsible for developing research centered best practices, policies and procedures that promote quality online/hybrid teaching and learning; examining institutional and instructional support mechanisms to ensure online/hybrid students have adequate and equitable access to services; advising institution on how to continuously improve online/hybrid faculty support and training; evaluating and recommending emerging technologies and technological infrastructure that support student learning in online/hybrid courses; and establishing and monitoring processes for the assessment of online learning effectiveness.

(Approver: Provost/SVPAA) 

 2023-2024 Membership:

Name Area Department Service Term*
Ibukun Amusan Faculty, CoSTEM Mathematics and Statistics 2021-2024
Amy Hamlin Faculty, CoBHS Nursing 2021-2024
Pam Gray Faculty, CoAL Communication 2021-2024
Joanne Philhower Faculty, CoE Teaching and Learning 2023-2026
Alex Adams Faculty, CoBHS Health and Human Performance 2023-2026
Nancy Gibson Faculty, Library Research and Instruction 2023-2026
Ying Ma Faculty, CoBHS Sociology 2021-2024
James Church Faculty, CoSTEM Computer Science and Information Technology 2021-2024
Breanna Stuard Staff, Finance and Administration Information Technology 2022-2025
Kyle Christmas Staff, Academic Affairs Director of Special Projects 2023-2026
Thomas Barksdale Student Affairs Student Representative 2023-2024
Katherine Lehtola Student Affairs Student Representative 2023-2024
Anna Carrie Webb, Chair Director, Distance Education Distance Education Permanent
ex officio
Rachel Carroll Staff, Distance Education LMS Administrator Permanent
ex officio

*Appointment is September through August
For more information, contact:

Anna Carrie Webb