ONLINE LEARNING COMMITTEE

[ MEMBERSHIP 2017-18 ]

AMMON COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Diana Cohen (Political Science) 19

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Elisabeta Pana (Finance) 18

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

Leona Konieczny (Nursing) 19

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Rachel Rachler (Biology) 18

ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE

Martha Kruy (Library) 17

ACADEMIC STANDARDS COMMITTEE

Paul Hapeman (Biology) 17

CURRICULUM COMMITTEE

Kate McGrath (History) 17 CHAIR

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE

Sharon Clapp (Library) 17

GRADUATE STUDIES ONLINE SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIR

Gustavo Mejia (Modern Languages) 17

IDTRC

Amy Kullgren (Information Technology) 17

ASSOCIATE VP

Glynis Fitzgerald ex officio and non-voting

    
[ MEMBERSHIP ]

The committee will be composed of the following members:

  • One faculty member from CLASS, elected by CLASS faculty via the Senate’s Election Committee
  • One faculty member from SEPS, elected by SEPS faculty via the Senate’s Election Committee
  • One faculty member from SoB, elected by SoB faculty via the Senate’s Election Committee
  • One faculty member from SEST, elected by SEST faculty via the Senate’s Election Committee
  • Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee’s Online Subcommittee, elected by the Graduate Studies Committee to represent School of Graduate Studies
  • One member of the Curriculum Committee, appointed by the Curriculum Committee
  • One member of the Assessment Committee, appointed by the Assessment Committee
  • One member of the Instructional Technology Committee, appointed by the IT Committee
  • One member of the Academic Standards Committee, appointed by the Academic Standards Committee
  • The Director of the IDTRC or designee, ex officio
  • The Associate VPAA charged with oversight of online courses, ex officio and non-voting


     
[ RESPONSIBILITIES ]

  • The committee will oversee the design and assure the provision of appropriate training for all faculty wishing to teach an online, online-hybrid, or on-ground-hybrid course
  • The first time a faculty member wishes to teach a particular course in online, online-hybrid, or on-ground-hybrid format, the committee will review and approve all requests to do so, to assure that the faculty member has received appropriate training and that the course’s use of online technology is in accord with university standards.  This review will include courses already taught online prior to the adoption of these guidelines .  The committee will not evaluate course content, which is the purview of the relevant academic department.
  • In the event that the number of requests to teach online or online-hybrid courses in a given fall or spring semester exceeds the cap on such courses established by the Faculty Senate, the committee will prioritize the requests according to the criteria listed elsewhere in this document
  • The committee will receive and review the aggregated information from the section of the online Student Opinion Surveys concerning students’ online learning experience, for purposes of ongoing evaluation of the university’s online learning program.  The committee will not receive the department-specific section of the Student Opinion Surveys, and does not evaluate individual courses or instructors
  • The committee will gather data on and conduct ongoing evaluation of the university’s online learning program and will make recommendations thereon to the Faculty Senate
  • The committee will make recommendations to the Senate on the currently approved caps on online sections during the Fall and Spring semesters as needed. The committee may also make recommendations to the Senate on potential new caps on online sections during Summer and Winter sessions
  • The committee will make an annual report to the Faculty Senate

 

Approved by the Faculty Senate: May 2, 2016