Agenda DE DE Committee Webpage at CR Use the template from IEC (see the form) The charge of the Distance Education committee is to make recommendations and to inform the Academic Senate, faculty, staff and administrators in matters of policy, practice and pedagogy regarding distance learning; to advise faculty and staff on professional development activities in integrating technology and distance learning into the curriculum; to advise on innovations in matters of distance learning to meet the diverse needs of the district’s students. Membership Resources Planning and Prioritization Archives Should we include? ACCJC standards A planning page-What is due for our committee? Distance Education Coordinator and Managers Oct 2013 Monthly Meeting LeBaron Woodyard Dean Academic Affairs CCCCO Clearing up the murkiness CCC Online Education Initiative RFA Update (CVC Online Course Exchange) Online Initiative for CVC Professional Development Course for DE Coordinators Ready in spring 2014 Improve communication between Chancellor’s Office and Campus State Authorization Update With no process clearly stated we were encouraged to begin authorization with other states, so that a student can be living in TX and still take an online at CR. Student may live in CA when they begin a class but where they actually take it needs to be authorized. Begin seeking authorization from every state and we will be ahead of the game. We can’t just take the approach to block non-CA students from registering into our on-line classes, in doing so we cause problems if our own students move. Some articles in Inside Higher Ed are provocative and can upset people, be sure to vet these articles like everything else we read. WITCHE and WCET are working to smooth processes for students, especially around matters of authentication: Background Student authentication in distance education has been an issue of interest to federal policy makers for several years. The growth in enrollments and in the number of educational providers of online learning fueled concerns about the ability of institutions to verify the identity of online students throughout the cycle of an online course: registration, participation, assessment, academic credit. Passage of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, followed by federal rule making, resulted in new regulations. One regulation required accrediting agencies to assure distance and correspondence education programs have processes in place to verify student identity. The issue is complex and frequently misrepresented. Among many e-learning professionals, the issue seems unfairly aimed only at online education when similar concerns of identity falsification could apply in traditional higher education settings. The policy and regulatory conversations concerning identify authentication, originally focused on academic dishonesty, now encompass the serious problem of financial aid fraud, as reported in some high profile cases. WCET has led a number of important efforts aimed at informing policy makers, accrediting agency leaders, and online program administrators of different approaches—pedagogical as well as technological—that ensure their compliance with the regulation but also raise the conversation to a more widely relevant discussion of academic integrity. WCET's Study Group on Academic Integrity and Student Authentication, established in March 2008, continues its work to identify and disseminate information on promising practices to promote academic integrity of which identity authentication is but one component. DE coordinator 2013-14 directory DEC 101 Update CCC Proctoring Network Exploration—See the model at the University of North Carolina. California is considering adopting a similar model. Edu-Stream Statewide Project Presentation CCC Coordinators and Managers Organization Financial Aid and Consortium Agreements Announcements- I found out today that CCC confer offers online tutoring space for faculty and students, we can start using that with our online classes, and arrange the same tutors as in the ASC. This Would fulfill our requirement for the standards.