2.4 Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee

2.4.a Membership 

The Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee will be composed of the following: one representative from each discipline (suggested by the Department Head) with experience or an interest in Distant Education/Educational Technology; the Administrative Head of Student Affairs, Online Learning, Televideo Services; the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; one student representative (selected by the student organization), and a staff representative. All administrative members will be ex Officio. A chair of the committee will be elected by its members.

Membership will be appointed by the Dean, in consultation with the members of the SRPH Executive Committee 

2.4. b Terms of Office 

The term of office for faculty is 2 years. Appointments will commence Sept 1 (unless otherwise determined due to extenuating circumstances such as a mid-year vacancy). Student committee members will serve one-year terms, and are eligible for reappointment as long as they remain enrolled as students. Both faculty and student committee members shall be eligible for reappointment without limit, as long as they continue as faculty members or students.

2.4. c Functions 

The Distance Education and Educational Technology Committee will function in an advisory role to the Dean and the Office of Academic Affairs, regarding both the daily operations of the distance education and the future growth and development of the program. Functions include, but are not limited to, formulating recommendations on the following:

Assess current and potential technology in support of the delivery of our educational programs on an on-going basis to assure optimal efficiency. 

• Periodically review course evaluation procedures and instruments to ensure consistency between onsite programs and programs offered at a distance. 

• Systematically review and update all public documents related to the distance education program including public relations documents and web based literature 

• Propose policies and procedures related to faculty participation, training, and compensation for teaching distance education courses. 

• Propose policies and procedures related to costs (i.e. tuition and fees) student recruitment, orientation, and learning activities within the distance education and distributed learning programs. 

• Review and Recommend potential geographic growth opportunities and site selection proposals. 

• Recommend evaluation methods for Distance Education and Distributed Learning programs related to academic affairs, student affairs, business affairs and distance education and distributed learning services

2.4. d. Meetings 

The Committee as a whole shall meet at least once a semester and additionally at the discretion of the Chair or the school administration as necessary.