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Distance Education Committee


The Distance Education Committee is charged with the following:  To develop policies and promote practices that contribute to the quality and growth of distance education at San José City College. 

  1. The Committee will support student success in Distance Education by making recommendations to the Academic Senate, College Advisory Council, and College President regarding: 
    1. Curriculum and instruction, evaluation and assessment, course design, accessibility, technology, infrastructure, and academic support services that affect all modes of distance education course delivery 

    2. Accreditation, Title 5, and ADA compliance 

    3. Ongoing faculty development and training in the areas of pedagogy and technology 

    4. Online student support and training 

    5. Updating the Distance Education Handbook

  2. Make recommendations to the IPCC:

    1. Regarding the D.E. supplement Form

    2. Upon request, about Distance Education as an appropriate mode of learning


Updates to the Faculty Distance Education Handbook were presented to the Academic Senate on 11/20/2019 and approved for distribution.

  • 6 Faculty – Academic Senate Approval - voting members 
  • 2 Classified Professional – Job related or Classified Senate approval - non-voting 
  • 3 Academic Administrators: President approval - Deans, VPAA - voting members 
  • 2 Students - Student Government designees - non-voting  

The membership consists of at least six (6) faculty assigned by Academic Senate, the VPAA, and up to two (2) other academic administrators, up to two (2) classified members assigned by Classified Senate, up to two (2) students assigned by Student Government, all with interest or background in Distance Education. Per the Academic Senate constitution, there may be no more than 1/2 as many administrators as faculty. The Chair of IPCC or designee shall be an ex-officio member (non-voting).  

The Committee reserves the right to request that the Academic Senate replace members who fail to attend three consecutive committee meetings with unexcused absences in a single semester. The consensus model shall be used for making recommendations. 

The consensus model shall be used for making recommendations.

Meeting Dates:

The Distance Education Committee meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month during the fall and spring semesters from 3:30-5:00pm in L-114 conference room or via Zoom.

The meeting dates for the 2023-2024 academic year are:

Fall 2023:

  • September 11
  • September 25
  • October 9 
  • October 23
  • November 13
  • November 27

Spring 2024

  • February 12
  • February 26
  • March 11
  • April 8
  • April 22
  • May 13


Faculty Handbook